Richard H. Kline Dies: Academy Award-Nominated ‘Camelot’ And ‘King Kong’ Cinematographer Was 91

Known for his work in a wide array of film genres, Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Richard H.

Kline died Tuesday in Los Angeles.

He was 91.Kline was known for his work for the 1967 movie musical Camelot starring Vanessa Redgrave and Richard Harris.

He received his first Academy Award nomination for the Joshua Logan-directed film and earned his second nomination for the 1976 remake of King Kong starring Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange.Born on Nov.

15, 1926, Kline was born into a family of cinematographers which included his father, Benjamin H.

Kline, and two uncles, Sol Halperin and Philip Rosen.

He had an affinity for surfing, but followed the cinematographer legacy of his family and got his start at Columbia Pictures as a slate boy in 1943 when working on the musical Cover Girl.

He went on to serve in the Navy but returned to become a first assistant cameraman.Throughout his 40 year career, Kline

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