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William H. Clothier
Birth: Feb. 21, 1903
Decatur
Macon County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 1996
North Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Cinematographer. He entered films in 1923 as a camera assisstant, contributing to the impressive aerial photography in "Wings" (1927) and also working on pictures like "What Price Hollywood?" (1932) and "King Kong" (1933). Clothier then was for several years director of photography in Mexico and Spain, but when he returned to Hollywood after service in the Army Air Corps during World War II, he found work only as assisstant again because of union restrictions. Finally rising to lighting cameraman in 1947, Clothier finally established himself in the mid-1950s as a master of outdoor color cinematography in films directed by Wellman, Hawks, Ford, Walsh, and Peckinpah. His credits include "For You I Die" (1947), "Track of the Cat" (1954), "The Sea Chase" (1955), "Seven Men From Now" (1956), "Darby`s Rangers" (1958), "The Horse Soldiers" (1959), "The Deadly Companions" (1961), "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1962), "A Distant Trumpet" (1964), "Shenandoah" (1965), "The War Wagon" (1967), "Bandolero" (1968), "Rio Lobo" (1970) and "The Train Robbers" (1973), after which he retired. Twice nominated for Academy Awards for "The Alamo" (1960) and "Cheyenne Autumn" (1964), he was honored in 1995 with the President`s Award of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). (bio by: Fritz Tauber) 
 
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  Carmen E Clothier (1908 - 1996)*
 
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Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Garden of Victory, Lawn Crypt 279 A
 
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Originally Created by: Fritz Tauber
Record added: Jul 15, 2007
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