Steve Rutt

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Steve Rutt
Born Steven Alexander Rutt
(1945-02-26)February 26, 1945
New York, New York
Died May 20, 2011(2011-05-20) (aged 66)
New York, New York
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Rebecca L. McGriff (one child, Victoria Mara Rutt)
Scientific career
Fields video animation, engineer. inventor, motion pictures, television
Institutions Rutt Video & Interactive

Steven Alexander Rutt (February 26, 1945 – May 20, 2011) was an American engineer who in 1972, along with Bill Etra, co-created an early video animation synthesizer, the Rutt/Etra synthesizer. His equipment was used in the early pioneering synthesized animation for the 1976 Academy Award winning movie Network.[1]

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Rutt died on May 20, 2011 in New York, New York of pancreatic cancer.


  1. ^ [1], Steve Rutt, an Inventor Behind Early Video Animation, Dies at 66.

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