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 Russell Harlan

Russell Harlan

Birth
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 28 Feb 1974 (aged 70)
Newport Beach, Orange County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Acacia Garden, Lot 256
Memorial ID 12756 · View Source
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Motion Picture Cinematographer. He was a well regarded motion picture cameraman feted for his rugged outdoor photography. He received Academy Award nominations for his cinematography in the movies "The Big Sky" (1952), "Blackboard Jungle" (1955), "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962), "Hatari!" (1962), "The Great Race" (1965), and "Hawaii" (1966), but never won the award. Harlan was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up within sight of the first movie studios in the area. From the mid-1920s he was employed as a bit player, stuntman, lighting double, and camera assistant, becoming a director of photography in 1937. He shot over 50 B western movies, including several entries in the "Hopalong Cassidy" series, before director Lewis Milestone hired him for his prestigious World War II drama "A Walk in the Sun" (1945). Harlan later worked frequently with director Howard Hawks. His other films include "Red River" (1948), "The Thing" (1951), "Ruby Gentry" (1952), "Land of the Pharaohs" (1955), "Lust for Life" (1956), "Witness for the Prosecution" (1957), "Rio Bravo" (1959), "Sunrise at Campobello" (1960), "Tobruk" (1967), and "Darling Lili" (1970). He retired in 1970.

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  • Added: 4 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12756
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Russell Harlan (16 Sep 1903–28 Feb 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12756, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .