Jack Whitney

Jack Whitney was an American film and sound engineer, both the Oscar for best special effects as well as for the Oscar for best sound and won six times was nominated for the Oscar for best sound.


Whitney started his career as a film and sound engineer in the film industry in Hollywood in 1940 with films such as The Thief of Bagdad (1940 ) by the director Tim Whelan, Ludwig Berger and Michael Powell with Conrad Veidt, Sabu and June Duprez and The Howards of Virginia (1940 ) by Frank Lloyd with Cary Grant, Martha Scott and Cedric Hardwicke in the lead roles. Coinciding with these two films he enjoyed initial success at the Academy Awards 1941: For the film The Thief of Bagdad, he shared with the photographer Lawrence W. Butler the Oscar for best special effects, while for for The Howards of Virginia for the first time for the Oscar was nominated the best sound.

At the Academy Awards in 1942 he won the Academy Award for Best Sound for Lord Nelson's last love (1941 ) by Alexander Korda with Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier and Alan Mowbray.

In the following years he received five more Oscar nominations for Best Sound 1943 for Friendly Enemies ( 1942) by Allan Dwan with Charles Winninger, Charles Ruggles and James Craig, 1944 Hangmen Also Die (1943 ) by Fritz Lang with Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan and Anna Lee, 1945 It Happened Tomorrow ( 1944) by René Clair with Dick Powell, Linda Darnell and Jack Oakie, 1946 the Man from the south ( 1945) by Jean Renoir with Zachary Scott, Betty Field, and J. Carrol Naish and most recently at the Academy Awards in 1948 for T -Men ( 1947) by Anthony Mann with Dennis O'Keefe, Wallace Ford and Alfred Ryder in the lead roles.