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Overview (2)

Born in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameThomas Anthony Del Ruth

Mini Bio (1)

Thomas Del Ruth was born on may 1st 1942 in Beverly Hills California he is the son of Film Producer/Director Roy Del Ruth and Film and Musical comedy star Winnie Lightner. Tom's father has a star on Hollywood Blvd walk of fame. Tom from a very early age had developed a strong interest in the film business due no doubt to his constant exposure to all the various facets of it, he was frequently on set's with either his mom or dad and through that exposure began to develop an unbridled interest in Cinematography he was fascinated by the contribution that the Director of Photography made through the use of Art and Science and consequently went on to choose that as his career path.

Tom began his career as a Print Model and Commercial Actor in 1965 after serving in the US Army as a Paratrooper. But he new his real desire laid behind the camera. As a result he enrolled in USC Cinema School while working at Walt Disney Studio's in the Mail and Message Department. And has chance would have it, he was introduced to Saul Halprin who was the head of the Camera Department at 20Th Century Fox. That chance meeting produced an invitation to start his career at Fox. As a result Tom is eternally grateful to Mr Halprin and so many others for the support they have shown.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sailguy

Spouse (1)

Patricia West-Del Ruth (1981 - present)

Trivia (6)

Brother of Richard Del Ruth.
Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).
James Cagney is his Godfather.

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