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Ted McCord

Ted McCord

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Also Known As: Died: January 19, 1976
Born: August 21, 1900 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Sullivan County, Indiana, USA Profession: Cinematography ...
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Family moved from Indiana out to California in the early years of the Twentieth Century, while McCord was still young
1915:
Quit school at age 17 (date approximate)
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Got a job working in a film laboratory
1917:
Began working at age 19 at the Hobart Bosworth Studio as an assistant to photographer James Van Trees
1921:
First credit as cinematographer, sharing credit with James Van Trees on "Sacred and Profane Love"
1924:
First solo credit as cinematographer, "For Sale", which also began a tenure at First National Studios lasting until 1929
1924:
Shot the first of six films he made starring Colleen Moore, "Flirting with Love"
1928:
Was put under contract by cowboy star Ken Maynard
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Worked with Maynard on a series of Westerns for First National Studios
1929:
Went with Maynard to Universal Studios, where they continued their collaboration until 1934, though McCord increasingly made more films with other stars and sometimes at other studios
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Worked almost exclusively for Warner Bros.
1943:
Last film before WWII service, "Action in the North Atlantic", also one of McCord's first "A" budget pictures
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Served in the US Army Air Force photographic division; achieved the rank of captain (date approximate0
1945:
Was one of the first Americans to enter Berlin at the end of WWII; photographed the interior of Adolph Hitler's chancellory
1947:
First feature film after WWII service, "That Way with Women"
1948:
Received first of three Oscar nominations for Best Cinematography for his work on the black-and-white "Johnny Belinda", which was also nominated for Best Picture
1962:
Rare credit on non-US film, "Smog", an Italian film directed by Franco Rosi
1965:
Received last of three Oscar nominations, and his first for work in color, for "The Sound of Music"
1966:
Last film, "A Fine Madness"

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