American animator

Willis H. O'Brien is ...

Dead
Born 2 Mar 1886 in Oakland
Died 8 Nov 1962 in Los Angeles
Age76 years, 8 months
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Willis H. O'Brien
Willis H. O'Brien
Segment of the 1925 film "The Lost World" featuring Agathaumas, Tyrannosaurus and Pteranodon.

About Willis H. O'Brien

Willis Harold O'Brien (March 2, 1886 – November 8, 1962) was an American motion picture special effects and stop-motion animation pioneer, who according to ASIFA-Hollywood "was responsible for some of the best-known images in cinema history," and is best remembered for his work on The Lost World (1925), King Kong (1933) and Mighty Joe Young (1949), for which he won the 1950 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

He is also known as Willis O'Brien.