Ted McCord (cinematographer)

Ted McCord, A.S.C. (August 2, 1900 January 19, 1976) was an American cinematographer.[1]

Ted McCord, A.S.C.
McCord (left) filming Deep Valley, 1947
Thamer McCord

(1900-08-02)August 2, 1900
DiedJanuary 19, 1976(1976-01-19) (aged 75)
Years active1921–1966


Born in Sullivan County, Indiana, McCord received three Academy Award nominations. The first two Johnny Belinda (1948) and Two for the Seesaw (1962) were for black-and white cinematography, and the third The Sound of Music (1965)[2] was for color.[3][4]

McCord died of cancer in Glendale, California at the age of 75.[5] He is interred at Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Selected filmography

1921Sacred and Profane LoveWilliam D. Taylor
1930The Fighting LegionHarry Joe Brown
1930Sons of the SaddleHarry Joe Brown
1931Freighters of DestinyFred Allen
1933Somewhere in SonoraMack V. Wright
1943Action in the North AtlanticLloyd Bacon
1947Deep ValleyJean Negulesco
1948The Treasure of the Sierra MadreJohn Huston
1948Johnny BelindaJean Negulesco
1948June BrideBretaigne Windust
1949Flamingo RoadMichael Curtiz
1949The Lady Takes a SailorMichael Curtiz
1950Young Man with a HornMichael Curtiz
1950The Damned Don't CryVincent Sherman
1950The Breaking PointMichael Curtiz
1951Goodbye, My FancyVincent Sherman
1951Force of ArmsMichael Curtiz
1951I'll See You in My DreamsMichael Curtiz
1956East of EdenElia Kazan
1957The Helen Morgan StoryMichael Curtiz
1958The Proud RebelMichael Curtiz
1959The Hanging TreeDelmer Daves
1960The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnMichael Curtiz
1962Two for the SeesawRobert Wise
1965The Sound of MusicRobert Wise
1966A Fine MadnessIrvin Kershner

Oscar nominations


  1. Leemann, Sérgio. "Photographs of Ted McCord". A Certain Cinema. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  2. "Screenshots from The Sound of Music". Cinema Squid. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  3. "Ted McCord Biography". Internet Encyclopedia of Cinematographers. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  4. Latimer, William (November 6, 1949). "Bogart—Sans Bacall". The Sydney Morning Herald. p. 4.
  5. "Ted McCord, Cameraman, Was Nominated for 3 Oscars" (PDF). The New York Times. January 26, 1976. p. 26.
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