Joseph T. Rucker

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.

Joseph T. Rucker
Joseph Terrell Rucker

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

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

Selected filmography

With Byrd at the South Pole (1930)


  1. "The 3rd Academy Awards (1930) Nominees and Winners". (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on November 13, 2014. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  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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