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Also Known As: James Aubrey Crabe Died: May 2, 1989
Born: August 19, 1931 Cause of Death: complications resulting from AIDS
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: director of photography

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Shot a total of eight John G. Avildsen films, first gaining attention for the gritty color of the director's "Rocky" (1976) and won two Emmy Awards (for the 1981 TV film, "The Letter" and the 1983 series "Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer").

Shot a total of eight John G. Avildsen films, first gaining attention for the gritty color of the director's "Rocky" (1976) and won two Emmy Awards (for the 1981 TV film, "The Letter" and the 1983 series "Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer").

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1959:
First feature credit as cinematographer, "The Proper Time"
1961:
Began collaboration with director Tom Laughlin shooting TV commercials for Max Factor and Marlboro
1970:
Shot the CBS TV-movie "Sole Survivor"
1973:
First collaboration with John G. Avildsen, "Save the Tiger"
1976:
Garnered Emmy nomination for his work on the NBC remake of "The Entertainer"
1976:
Shot the Oscar-winning "Rocky", directed by Avildsen
1977:
Received second Emmy nomination for cinematography on the ABC miniseries "Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years"
1979:
Was director of photography on "The China Syndrome"
1981:
Received Oscar nomination for "The Formula"
1982:
Won Emmy for his work on the TV remake of "The Letter" (ABC)
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Was staff cinematographer for the ABC series "Paper Dolls"
1988:
Final feature, "For Keeps", also directed by Avildsen
1988:
Last TV work, the ABC miniseries "Baby M"; received Emmy nomination
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father:
Lydall Aubrey Crabe. Animator. Worked at Disney.
mother:
Carmel Crabe.

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