Joseph T. Rucker

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Joseph T. Rucker
Born
Joseph Terrell Rucker

(1887-01-01)January 1, 1887
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
DiedOctober 21, 1957(1957-10-21) (aged 70)
San Francisco, California, USA
Occupation Cinematographer, News Cameraman
Spouse(s)Cecile Kaufman (1915-October 21, 1957) (His death)
Children2 (Francis Joy and Joseph)

Joseph T. Rucker (January 1, 1887 October 21, 1957) was an American cinematographer who won the Academy Award at the 3rd Academy Awards for Best Cinematography for the film With Byrd at the South Pole . [1] [2] Along with Willard Van der Veer. He spent 40 years of his life as a news cameraman at Paramount News and at NBC. [3] He won his Oscar for doing camera work of Admiral Byrd's trip to the North Pole.

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3rd Academy Awards

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He also has the Rucker Spur named after him by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names.

Rucker Spur is a rock spur between Alexander Peak and Mount Ronne, on the east side of the Haines Mountains in Marie Byrd Land. Mapped by the United States Antarctic Service (USAS) (1939–41). Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Joseph T. Rucker, photographer with the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (1928–30).

The Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names is an advisory committee of the United States Board on Geographic Names responsible for recommending names for features in Antarctica. The United States does not recognise territorial boundaries within Antarctica, so ACAN will assign names to features anywhere within the continent, in consultation with other national nomenclatural bodies where appropriate.

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With Byrd at the South Pole (1930)

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Willard Van der Veer was an American cinematographer who won an Academy Award at the 3rd Academy Awards for Best Cinematography for the film With Byrd at the South Pole with Joseph T. Rucker. He started his career as a documentary cameraman and later did a couple episodes of Maverick and the film The Crawling Hand. Mount Van der Veer was named after him. He is the father of Frank Van der Veer, a Hollywood visual effects artist who founded Van Der Veer Photo Effects and won, in 1977, a Special Achievement Academy Award for the 1976 version of King Kong.

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References

  1. "The 3rd Academy Awards (1930) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on November 13, 2014. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  2. http://www.allmovie.com/artist/joseph-rucker-p312636
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-24. Retrieved 2014-01-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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