Ted McCord

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Ted McCord (born August 2, 1900 in Sullivan County , Indiana , † January 19, 1976 in Glendale , California ) was an American cinematographer .


Ted McCord came to film as a very young man, became a camera assistant and was able to work as the head cameraman in charge from 1923. The films he photographed before he was drafted into the US Army during World War II had no artistic significance worth mentioning. McCord did his military service as an army photographer. One of the highlights of McCord's post-World War II career is The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, directed by John Huston . McCord had a long-term collaboration with director Michael Curtiz , for whom he shot eleven films. McCord received nominations for an Oscar for Best Cinematography for Silent Lips , Game for Two, and My Songs - My Dreams . His work includes more than 160 film and television productions.

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  1. Kay Less : The film's great personal dictionary . The actors, directors, cameramen, producers, composers, screenwriters, film architects, outfitters, costume designers, editors, sound engineers, make-up artists and special effects designers of the 20th century. Volume 5: L - N. Rudolf Lettinger - Lloyd Nolan. Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin 2001, ISBN 3-89602-340-3 , p. 167.