Ray Rennahan Biography (1896-1980)

Born May 1, 1896, in Las Vegas, NV; died May 19, 1980, in Tarzana, CA; son ofJohn and Mary (McPhee); married Lilian Hunt, May 11, 1916; children: Rae (Mrs. Robert Forrest Moore). Career: Cinematographer. Worked as directorof photography at Technicolor, Hollywood, CA; photographer of motion picturesfor television, Universal Studios. Member: American Society of Cinematographers (president 1950-51, 1965-66). Awards, Honors: Academy Awardnomination (shared with Bert Glennon), best cinematography, color, 1940, forDrums Along the Mohawk; Academy Award (shared with Ernest Haller), best cinematography, color, 1940, for Gone with the Wind; Academy Awardnomination (shared with Leon Shamroy), best cinematography, color, 1941, forDown Argentine Way; Academy Award nomination (shared with Arthur C. Miller), best cinematography, color, 1941, for The Blue Bird; Academy Award nomination (shared with Harry Hallenberger), best cinematography, color,1942, for Louisiana Purchase; Academy Award (shared with Ernest Palmer), best cinematography, color, 1942, for Blood and Sand; Academy Awardnomination, best cinematography, color, 1944, for For Whom the Bell Tolls; Academy Award nomination, best cinematography, color, 1945, for Ladyin the Dark..

Birth Details
May 1, 1896
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Death Details
May 19, 1980
Tarzana, California, United States

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