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Overview (2)

Born in Joplin, Missouri, USA
Died  (heart attack)

Mini Bio (1)

Cinematographer George T. Clemens was born on July 26, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. Clemens started out in the film industry in 1923 as an assistant cameraman and camera operator for many of the leading cinematographers of the silent movie era. George spent the bulk of his career at Paramount, where he was a second cameraman to acclaimed cinematographer Karl Struss. Clemens worked on more than fifty Paramount features between the years 1929 and 1931. Moreover, George holds the distinction of shooting more episodes of The Twilight Zone (1959) than any other cinematographer and even won a well-deserved Emmy Award for his outstanding visual contributions to this particular TV series in 1961. Clemens died of a heart attack at age 90 while vacationing on a cruise ship off the East Coast on October 29, 1992.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders

Spouse (1)

Mildred (? - ?)

Trivia (3)

He is a distant relative of Mark Twain (Samuel Longhorne Clemens). He was adopted into the Clemens family, There are no direct relatives of Mark Twain. He is my Grandfather. He was raised in Joplin MS by a Dentist who was a direct relative of Mark Twain.
Holds the outright record as cinematographer of more episodes of The Twilight Zone (1959) than any other director of photography
Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (A. S. C.).

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