A. D. Flowers

American special effects expert.

A. D. Flowers (February 22, 1917 – July 5, 2001) worked in the visual effects industry. His most notable work was in the film Tora! Tora! Tora! (film) (1970). This won him an Academy Award (film) for Best Visual Effects at the 43rd Academy Awards. He also worked on Apocalypse Now (1979) and The Godfather (1972).

Flowers was born in Texas and raised in Oklahoma. After graduating from high school, he relocated to California. There, he began an entry-level job at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He served in the United States Navy during World War II on USS Saranac. After being discharged from the service, he returned to California and continued to work in the film industry. He died at the age of 84 from complications of emphysema and pneumonia.

A. D. Flowers
  • Academy Award Winners and Nominees, 1977-present day  on vfxhq.com
  • A.D. Flowers; Won Oscars for Special Effects  on latimes.com
  • A.D. Flowers (1917–2001) on imdb.com
  • TORA, TORA, TORA: Oscar-winning expertise recreates day of infamy at Pearl Harbour  on blogspot.com
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  • Image: Bill Abbott and A.D Flowers - 1970 Oscar recipients; no known copyright restrictions — from blogspot.com
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