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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 ...


Not to be confused with clarinettist and saxophone player Ted McCord, born Theodore Jobetus McCord in Birmingham AL on May 17, 1907, twin brother of fellow jazz musician Castor McCord.

"Working with Ted McCord was such an inspirational thing for me, because here was a man who started when the industry started. He started when he was nineteen, and had been a cameraman for many many years. I saw that this man was not set in his ways; he was as open as any young man that I've ever known in my life--ready to experiment, ready to change his ideas." --Cinematographer Conrad Hall (Quoted in Leonard Maltin, "Behind the Camera: The Cinematographer's Art", 1971)

"I had help on ("East of Eden") from a wonderful cameraman, Ted McCord, a terrific, mean old man. People didn't like to work with him. He was pigheaded, bullheaded. But boy, when you talked to him, he WORKED. He really tried to give you his equivalent for what you wanted. He had a lot of guts." --Elia Kazan (Quoted in "Kazan on Kazan" by Michel Ciment, 1973)

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