Ernest B. Schoedsack

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Ernest B. Schoedsack
Born June 8, 1893
Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Died December 23, 1979(1979-12-23) (aged 86)
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Occupation Film producer, cinematographer, film director

Ernest Beaumont Schoedsack (June 8, 1893 – December 23, 1979) was an American motion picture cinematographer, producer, and director.[1][2]

Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Schoedsack is probably best remembered for being the co-director of the 1933 film, King Kong.

His eyesight was severely damaged in World War II, yet he continued to direct films afterwards. He directed Mighty Joe Young at RKO in 1949, which was a reunion film of the main King Kong creative team (Cooper and Rose).

He married screenwriter Ruth Rose. They are interred together at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.



  • Mario Gerosa, Il cinema di Ernest B. Schoedsack, Il Foglio letterario, Piombino, 2015 ISBN 8876065342

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