Wong Howe Biography (1899-1976)



Real name, Wong Tung Jim; born August 28, 1899, in Kwangtung, China; immigrated to Pasco, WA, 1904; died of cancer, July 12, 1976, in Hollywood, CA; son of Wong Howe (a businessman and restaurateur); married Sanora Bobb, September16, 1949. Career: Cinematographer and director. Also worked as a professional boxer, 1914; delivery boy; bellhop; slate boy for Cecil B. DeMille; camera assistant and an assistant cameraman for Alvin Wyckoff, 1917. Member: American Society of Cinematographers. Awards, Honors: Academy Award nomination, best cinematography, 1938, for Algiers; Academy Awardnomination, best cinematography--black and white, 1940, for Abe Lincoln inIllinois; Academy Award nomination, best cinematography--black and white, 1942, for Kings Row; Academy Award nomination, best cinematography--black and white, 1943, for The North Star; Academy Award nomination, best cinematography--black and white, 1943, for Air Force(with Elmer Dyer and Charles A. Marshall); Academy Award, best cinematography--black and white, 1955, for The Rose Tattoo; Academy Award nomination, best cinematography--black and white, 1958, for The Old Man and the Sea; Academy Award, best cinematography--black and white, 1963, for Hud; Academy Award nomination, best cinematography--black and white, 1966, for Seconds; Academy Award nomination, best cinematography, 1975, for Funny Lady..

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Cinematographer, director
Birth Details
August 28, 1899
Kwangtung, China
Death Details
July 12, 1976
Hollywood, California, United States

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