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L.B. Abbott (1908–1985)

L.B. Abbott was born on June 13, 1908 in Pasadena, California, USA as Lenwood Ballard Abbott. He is known for his work on Planet of the Apes (1968), The Sound of Music (1965) and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). He was married to Muriel Darby. He died on September 28, 1985 in Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1982 Wrong Is Right (special photographic effects)
 1980 When Time Ran Out... (special photographic effects - as L. B. Abbott)
 1979 1941 (optical consultant)
 1978 The Swarm (special photographic effects)
 1978 The Amazing Captain Nemo (TV Movie) (special photographic effects)
 1977 Viva Knievel! (special photographic effects)
 1977 Fire! (TV Movie) (special photographic effects)
 1976 Flood! (TV Movie) (special photographic effects)
 1976 Logan's Run (special visual effects designer)
 1974 Planet of the Apes (TV Series) (special photographic effects - 14 episodes)
- The Liberator (1974) ... (special photographic effects - uncredited)
- Up Above the World So High (1974) ... (special photographic effects - uncredited)
- The Cure (1974) ... (special photographic effects - uncredited)
- The Tyrant (1974) ... (special photographic effects - uncredited)
- The Interrogation (1974) ... (special photographic effects - uncredited)
 1974 The Towering Inferno (special photographic effects)
 1973 Jonathan Livingston Seagull (special effects)
 1973 Battle for the Planet of the Apes (special photographic effects - uncredited)
 1973 Emperor of the North (visual effects)
 1972 The Poseidon Adventure (special photographic effects)
 1972 Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (special photographic effects - uncredited)
 1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes (special photographic effects - uncredited)
 1971 City Beneath the Sea (TV Movie) (special photographic effects)
 1970 The Great White Hope (special photographic effects)
 1970 Cover Me Babe (special photographic effects)
 1970 Tora! Tora! Tora! (special photographic effects - as L. B. Abbott)
 1970 Move (special photographic effects)
 1970 Myra Breckinridge (special photographic effects)
 1970 Beneath the Planet of the Apes (special photographic effects)
 1968-1970 Land of the Giants (TV Series) (special photographic effects - 51 episodes)
- Graveyard of Fools (1970) ... (special photographic effects)
- Wild Journey (1970) ... (special photographic effects)
- The Marionettes (1970) ... (special photographic effects)
- A Small War (1970) ... (special photographic effects)
- Doomsday (1970) ... (special photographic effects)
 1970 The Challenge (TV Movie) (special optical effects)
 1970 Patton (special photographic effects)
 1970 MASH (special photographic effects)
 1970 The Only Game in Town (special photographic effects)
 1969 Hello, Dolly! (special photographic effects)
 1969 John and Mary (special photographic effects)
 1969 Daughter of the Mind (TV Movie) (special optical effects)
 1969 The Undefeated (special photographic effects)
 1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (special photographic effects)
 1969 Justine (special photographic effects)
 1969 Che! (special photographic effects)
 1969 Hard Contract (special photographic effects)
 1969 100 Rifles (special photographic effects)
 1969 City Beneath the Sea (TV Movie) (special photographic effects - uncredited)
 1968 Lady in Cement (special photographic effects)
 1968 The Boston Strangler (special photographic effects)
 1968 Star! (special photographic effects)
 1968 The Secret Life of an American Wife (special photographic effects)
 1968 The Sweet Ride (special photographic effects)
 1968 Bandolero! (special photographic effects)
 1968 The Detective (special photographic effects)
 1964-1968 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series) (special photographic effects - 110 episodes)
- No Way Back (1968) ... (special photographic effects)
- The Death Clock (1968) ... (special photographic effects)
- Edge of Doom (1968) ... (special photographic effects)
- Attack! (1968) ... (special photographic effects)
- Flaming Ice (1968) ... (special photographic effects)
 1967-1968 Batman (TV Series) (special photographic effects - 52 episodes)
- Minerva, Mayhem and Millionaires (1968) ... (special photographic effects)
- The Entrancing Dr. Cassandra (1968) ... (special photographic effects)
- The Joker's Flying Saucer (1968) ... (special photographic effects)
- I'll Be a Mummy's Uncle (1968) ... (special photographic effects)
- The Great Train Robbery (1968) ... (special photographic effects)
 1965-1968 Lost in Space (TV Series) (special photographic effects - 84 episodes)
- Junkyard of Space (1968) ... (special photographic effects)
- The Great Vegetable Rebellion (1968) ... (special photographic effects)
- The Flaming Planet (1968) ... (special photographic effects)
- Space Beauty (1968) ... (special photographic effects)
- Fugitives in Space (1968) ... (special photographic effects)
 1968 Planet of the Apes (special photographic effects)
 1968 The Man from the 25th Century (TV Short) (special photographic effects - uncredited)
 1967 Valley of the Dolls (special photographic effects)
 1967 Doctor Dolittle (special photographic effects)
 1967 The Flim-Flam Man (special photographic effects)
 1967 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (special photographic effects)
 1967 A Guide for the Married Man (special photographic effects)
 1967 Caprice (special photographic effects)
 1966-1967 The Time Tunnel (TV Series) (special photographic effects - 30 episodes)
- Town of Terror (1967) ... (special photographic effects)
- Raiders from Outer Space (1967) ... (special photographic effects)
- The Kidnappers (1967) ... (special photographic effects)
- Merlin the Magician (1967) ... (special photographic effects)
- Attack of the Barbarians (1967) ... (special photographic effects)
 1967 The Green Hornet (TV Series) (special photographic effects - 6 episodes)
- Invasion from Outer Space: Part 2 (1967) ... (special photographic effects)
- Invasion from Outer Space: Part 1 (1967) ... (special photographic effects)
- Hornet, Save Thyself (1967) ... (special photographic effects)
- Alias the Scarf (1967) ... (special photographic effects)
- Trouble for Prince Charming (1967) ... (special photographic effects)
 1967 In Like Flint (special photographic effects)
 1966 The Sand Pebbles (special photographic effects)
 1966 Way... Way Out (special photographic effects)
 1966 Fantastic Voyage (special photographic effects)
 1966 Batman: The Movie (special photographic effects)
 1966 Stagecoach (special photographic effects)
 1966 Our Man Flint (special photographic effects)
 1965 Do Not Disturb (special photographic effects)
 1965 The Flight of the Phoenix (special photographic effects)
 1965 The Agony and the Ecstasy (special photographic effects)
 1965 The Reward (special photographic effects)
 1965 Morituri (special photographic effects)
 1965 Von Ryan's Express (special photographic effects)
 1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (special photographic effects)
 1965 The Sound of Music (special photographic effects)
 1965 Dear Brigitte (special photographic effects)
 1964 Goodbye Charlie (special photographic effects)
 1964 Fate Is the Hunter (special photographic effects)
 1964 Shock Treatment (special photographic effects)
 1964 What a Way to Go! (special photographic effects)
 1963 Move Over, Darling (special photographic effects)
 1963 Take Her, She's Mine (special photographic effects)
 1963 Cleopatra (special photographic effects)
 1962 Five Weeks in a Balloon (special photographic effects)
 1962 Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (special photographic effects)
 1962 Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (special photographic effects - as L.B.Abbott)
 1962 State Fair (special photographic effects)
 1962 Tender Is the Night (special photographic effects)
 1962 Bachelor Flat (special photographic effects)
 1961 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (special photographic effects)
 1961 Snow White and the Three Stooges (special photographic effects)
 1960 The Wizard of Baghdad (special photographic effects)
 1960 North to Alaska (special photographic effects)
 1960 High Time (special photographic effects)
 1960 From the Terrace (special photographic effects)
 1960 The Lost World (special photographic effects)
 1960 The Story of Ruth (special photographic effects)
 1960 Wake Me When It's Over (special photographic effects)
 1959 Journey to the Center of the Earth (special photographic effects)
 1959 The Man Who Understood Women (special photographic effects)
 1959 The Blue Angel (special photographic effects)
 1959 Holiday for Lovers (special photographic effects)
 1959 Woman Obsessed (special photographic effects)
 1959 Warlock (special photographic effects)
 1959 The Diary of Anne Frank (special photographic effects)
 1958 Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (special photographic effects)
 1958 A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed (special photographic effects)
 1958 The Roots of Heaven (special photographic effects)
 1958 The Hunters (special photographic effects)
 1958 The Fiend Who Walked the West (special photographic effects)
 1958 The Fly (special photographic effects)
 1958 Fräulein (special photographic effects)
 1958 From Hell to Texas (special photographic effects)
 1958 Ten North Frederick (special photographic effects)
 1958 The Long, Hot Summer (special photographic effects)
 1958 The Young Lions (special photographic effects)
 1958 South Pacific (special photographic effects)
 1958 The Gift of Love (special photographic effects)
 1957 The Enemy Below (special photographic effects - as L.B.Abbott)
 1957 Peyton Place (special photographic effects)
 1957 Kiss Them for Me (special photographic effects - as L.B.Abbott)
 1957 Stopover Tokyo (special photographic effects)
 1957 No Down Payment (special photographic effects)
 1957 The Three Faces of Eve (special photographic effects)
 1957 Forty Guns (special photographic effects)
 1957 Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (special photographic effects)
 1957 Bernardine (special photographic effects)
 1957 A Hatful of Rain (special photographic effects)
 1957 An Affair to Remember (special photographic effects)
 1957 The Wayward Bus (special photographic effects)
 1953 The Return of Don Camillo (special photographic effects)
 1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still (effects team - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Special Effects--Wire,Tape and Rubber Band Style"

Alternate Names:

Bill Abbott | L. B. Abbott | Lenwood Ballard Abbott | L.B.Abbott
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Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). See more »

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