Jennings circa 1920
|Born||July 21, 1871|
Cameron, Missouri, USA
|Died||March 1, 1937 (aged 65)|
DeWitt Clarke Jennings (June 21, 1871 – March 1, 1937) was an American film and stage actor. He appeared in 17 Broadway plays between 1906 and 1920, and in 153 films between 1915 and 1937.
He was born in Cameron, Missouri on June 21, 1871 to Georgia S. and Oliver A. Jennings. In 1935, Jennings played Sailing Master Fryer in Mutiny on the Bounty with Clark Gable and Charles Laughton. He died in Hollywood, California on March 1, 1937.
Dewitt Clarke Jennings, for forty-two years a colorful figure of the stage and screen and a director in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, died at his home here today after a brief illness. He was 65 years of age.