A. D. Flowers
|Born||February 22, 1917|
Hillsboro, Texas, U.S.
|Died||July 5, 2001 (aged 84)|
Fullerton, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Visual effects artist|
|Spouse||Vivian Lois Shea (1938–2001) (his death)|
|Awards||Academy Award for Best Visual Effects (1970)|
A. D. Flowers (February 22, 1917 – July 5, 2001) was an American special effects artist best known for his work on Tora! Tora! Tora!, which won him an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at the 43rd Academy Awards. He was also a credited special effects artist for The Godfather and Apocalypse Now.
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 age 84 from complications of emphysema and pneumonia.
All three were in the category of Best Visual Effects, with one being a Special Achievement win.