Fred Knoth

Award Winner

1902 – 1976

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Who was Fred Knoth?

Fred Knoth was an Academy Award winning special effects artist who was the longtime special effects head of Universal Studios. He won a 1955 Academy Award for Technical Achievement with Orien Ernest for "the development of a hand portable, electric, dry oil-fog machine".

Knoth was a graduate of the University of Colorado where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.

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Born
Mar 13, 1902
Died
Jan 21, 1976

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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