|Born||December 27, 1887|
|Died||September 7, 1974 (aged 86)|
|Other names||James O. Taylor|
|Years active||1916–1933 (film)|
James O. Taylor (1887–1974), generally credited as J.O. Taylor, was an American cinematographer best known for his work on King Kong (1933).
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