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cinematographer.

James Wong Howe, Chinese cinematographer. Recipient Medal of Honor, George Eastman Festival Film Artists, 1957; 16 Oscar nominations. Member Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, International Photographers American, American Society Cinematographers, Dirs. Guild American, Chinese History Society, Delta Kappa Alpha.

Background

Howe, James Wong was born on August 28, 1899 in Kwangtung, China. Son of Wong How and Dang Shee.

Education

Brought to the United States, 1904. Education high school, Pasco, Washington.

Career

Assistant camerman Lasky Studios, Hollywood, California, 1917-1922, director photography, 1922-1976. First film, Drums of Fate, others include Body and Soul (Look award 1947), Rose Tatoo (Academy award 1955, Look award 1955), Picnic (Look award 1955), Song Without End, Hud (Academy award 1963), The Outrage, Hombre, Seconds, 1967, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, 1968, The Molly, Maquires, 1969, Funny Lady, 1974.

Membership

Member Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, International Photographers American, American Society Cinematographers, Dirs. Guild American, Chinese History Society, Delta Kappa Alpha.

Connections

Married Sanora Babb, September 16, 1949.

father:
Wong How

mother:
Dang Shee

spouse:
Sanora Babb