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Fred Ott (1860–1936)

Fred Ott was born in 1860 in New Jersey, USA as Frederick P. Ott. He was an assistant director, known for The Kiss (1900), Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (1894) and Fred Ott Holding a Bird (1894). He died on October 24, 1936 in West Orange, New Jersey. See full bio »

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Known For

The Kiss
The Kiss Himself
Fred Ott Holding a Bird
Dickson Experimental Sound Film
Dickson Experimental Sound Film Second Unit Director or Assistant Director


 1894 Dickson Experimental Sound Film (Short) (assistant director - uncredited)
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 1900 The Kiss (Documentary short)
 1894 Fred Ott Holding a Bird (Short)
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 1980 Hollywood (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Actor 'Record of a Sneezeneeze'
- Trick of the Light (1980) ... Actor 'Record of a Sneezeneeze' (uncredited)

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Was a member of Edison's scientific staff.

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Claimed to be the very first motion picture actor in America. His "act" consisted of jumping up and down and sneezing. See more »

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