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A.Arnold Gillespie | Arnold Gillespie | Buddy Gillespie
5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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[on his uncredited film work after retiring in 1965]: They did "Earthquake" at Universal, and they wanted me as consultant, and I said, "For a free lunch, I'll tell you everything I know about earthquakes." After five free lunches, I got a little embarrassed about it and bought everybody else a free lunch.
He joined MGM in 1925, only a year after it was founded, as set designer for Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
(1925), and worked for the studio steadily in different capacities (set designer, art director and especially, special effects expert) until 1962.