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George E. Turner Edit Profile

Editor , illustrator , author , Visual effects artist

George E. Turner, Editor, illustrator, author, visual effects artist. With United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946, PTO. Member American Society Cinematographers (associate).


Turner, George E. was born on September 30, 1945 in Burk Burnett, Texas, United States. Son of George A. and Gladys (Orr) Turner.


Bachelor of Science in Art, West Texas State University, 1950.


Art director, Globe-News Public Company, Amarillo, Texas, 1965-1978; production illustrator, various motion picture companies, Hollywood, California, since 1978; associate editor, American Cinematographer, Hollywood, 1983-1985; editor, American Cinematographer, Hollywood, since 1985. Consultant Universal Studio Tour, Hollywood Festival, California, Japan, Italy, since 1983. Lecturer, seminar conductor various colleges, festivals, California, Texas, Italy, elsewhere, since 1955.


  • book

  • Other Work

    • Illustrator, effects (films) The Shape of Things to Come, 1978-1979, One From the Heart, 1982, (television special) Ray Bradbury's Infinite Horizons, 1979. Effects animator (film) Creature, 1985. Illustrator (television series) Zorro, 1981, Shazam, 1981.

      Effects technician (television series) Project U.F.O., 1948-1949. Visual effects artist (television series) Powers of Matthew Starr, 1982. Art effects (films) Outland, 1981, Cannery Row, 1982.

      Cartoonist, book & magazine illustrator, since 1950. Contributor hundreds of stories, articles to magazines. Author approximately 15 books.


With United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946, PTO. Member American Society Cinematographers (associate).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: collecting art, music, films and books. Paleontology.


Married Leona McClendon, 1955 (divorced 1969). Children: Lowell G., David A., Douglas S., James L. Married Jean Wade, 1979.

Stepchildren: Nora Lee, Kent Wade.

George A. Turner

Gladys (Orr) Turner

Leona McClendon

Jean Wade

James L. Turner

Kent Wade Turner

Douglas S. Turner

David A. Turner

Lowell G. Turner

Nora Lee Turner