Robert L. Surtees, 1906-1985

Goebel Park, Covington, KY


Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger



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"This famous cinematographer won three Academy Awards during a 54-year career in the motion picture business. Surtees, a Covington native, distinguished himself as a specialist in color photography. He won Academy Awards for "King Solomon's Mines" (1950), "The Bad and the Beautiful" (1952), and "Ben-Hur" (1959). See over.

(Reverse) Academy Award Winner - Surtees spent early years, 1928-30, in Germany perfecting his craft, then returned to the United States. This Director of Photography received sixteen Academy Award nominations. Among his film credits are "Oklahoma," "Doctor Dolittle," "The Graduate," "Summer of '42," "The Last Picture Show," and "The Sting." Died in Monterey, California, 1985. Over."

Update Log 

  • July 17, 2018: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • January 8, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger