|Born||Jay Gayne Rescher
December 19, 1924
New York, New York, US
|Died||February 29, 2008
Gig Harbor, Washington, US
|Parent(s)||Jay Rescher (father)
Jean Tolley (mother)
Rescher was born in New York City. His father Jay Rescher was a cinematographer and union organizer, and his mother Jean Tolley was a silent film actress. For at least some of his youth, he and his family lived on Long Island. After high school, Gayne, served in World War II as a fighter pilot. He studied to be an actor at the American Theater School.
Among the feature films Rescher was cinematographer for:
- Murder, Inc. (1960)
- Rachel, Rachel (1968)
- Norman, Is That You? (1976)
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Selected TV movies which Rescher was cinematographer/DP for:
- The Third Girl from the Left (1973)
- The Great Niagara (1974)
- Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975)
- Angel on My Shoulder (1980)
- The Princess and the Cabbie (1981)
- Honeyboy (1982)
- The Day After (1983) [DP]
- Love Among Thieves (1987)
- Windmills of the Gods (1988)
- Get Smart, Again! (1989)
Personal life and final years
Rescher was married three times. His first wife was Ottilie Kruger, daughter of actor Otto Kruger. His second wife was Darlene Keane, who died of lung cancer. His third wife was Gail Ferguson. He had three daughters (Gaye Rescher Ribble, DeeDee Rescher and Deborah Jean Rescher Miller) and two grandchildren.
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- "Obituaries". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
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