Ted McCord (cinematographer)

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Ted McCord, A.S.C.
McCord-Lupino-Clark in Deep Valley.jpg
McCord (left) filming Deep Valley, 1947
Thamer D. McCord

(1900-08-02)August 2, 1900
DiedJanuary 19, 1976(1976-01-19) (aged 75)
Years active1921–1966

Ted McCord, A.S.C. (August 2, 1900 – January 19, 1976) was an American cinematographer.[1]


Born in Sullivan County, Indiana, McCord received three Academy Award nominations. The first two Johnny Belinda (1948) and Two for the Seesaw (1962) were for black-and white cinematography, and the third The Sound of Music (1965)[2] was for color.[3][4]

McCord died of cancer in Glendale, California at the age of 75.[5] He is interred at Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Director
1921 Sacred and Profane Love William D. Taylor
1930 The Fighting Legion Harry Joe Brown
1930 Sons of the Saddle Harry Joe Brown
1931 Freighters of Destiny Fred Allen
1933 Somewhere in Sonora Mack V. Wright
1936 Senor Jim Jacques Jaccard
1943 Action in the North Atlantic Lloyd Bacon
1947 Deep Valley Jean Negulesco
1948 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre John Huston
1948 Johnny Belinda Jean Negulesco
1948 June Bride Bretaigne Windust
1949 Flamingo Road Michael Curtiz
1949 The Lady Takes a Sailor Michael Curtiz
1950 Young Man with a Horn Michael Curtiz
1950 The Damned Don't Cry Vincent Sherman
1950 The Breaking Point Michael Curtiz
1951 Goodbye, My Fancy Vincent Sherman
1951 Force of Arms Michael Curtiz
1951 I'll See You in My Dreams Michael Curtiz
1956 East of Eden Elia Kazan
1957 The Helen Morgan Story Michael Curtiz
1958 The Proud Rebel Michael Curtiz
1959 The Hanging Tree Delmer Daves
1960 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Michael Curtiz
1962 Two for the Seesaw Robert Wise
1965 The Sound of Music Robert Wise
1966 A Fine Madness Irvin Kershner

Oscar nominations[edit]


  1. ^ Leemann, Sérgio. "Photographs of Ted McCord". A Certain Cinema. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Screenshots from The Sound of Music". Cinema Squid. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Ted McCord Biography". Internet Encyclopedia of Cinematographers. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  4. ^ Latimer, William (November 6, 1949). "Bogart—Sans Bacall". The Sydney Morning Herald. p. 4.
  5. ^ "Ted McCord, Cameraman, Was Nominated for 3 Oscars" (PDF). The New York Times. January 26, 1976. p. 26.

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