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Richard H. Kline (1926–2018)


Born in Los Angeles on Nov. 15, 1926, Kline, with the help of his dad, landed a job in the camera department at Columbia Pictures after he graduated from high school in 1943. He worked as a slate boy on Cover Girl (1944), starring Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly. Richard is the fourth member of my family to be a part of the ASC. His father was ... See full bio »

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Known For

King Kong
King Kong Cinematographer
(1976)
Howard the Duck
Howard the Duck Cinematographer
(1986)
Soylent Green
Soylent Green Cinematographer
(1973)
The Andromeda Strain
The Andromeda Strain Cinematographer
(1971)

Filmography

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 1997 Meet Wally Sparks (as Richard Kline)
 1996 Home Song (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1991 Double Impact
 1990 Downtown
 1986 Touch and Go
 1984 All of Me (director of photography)
 1984 Hard to Hold
 1983 Breathless
 1982 Coming Out of the Ice (TV Movie)
 1982 Death Wish II (director of photography)
 1981 Lovespell (as Richard Kline)
 1981 Body Heat (director of photography)
 1980 Touched by Love (director of photography)
 1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture (director of photography)
 1979 Tilt
 1978 Who'll Stop the Rain (director of photography)
 1978 The Fury (director of photography)
 1977 That's Action (Documentary)
 1976 King Kong (director of photography)
 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (director of photography)
 1975 I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now? (director of photography)
 1975 Mandingo (director of photography)
 1975 Kate McShane (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Kate McShane (1975) ... (director of photography)
 1974 Harrad Summer
 1974 Mr. Majestyk (director of photography)
 1973 Battle for the Planet of the Apes (director of photography)
 1973 The Harrad Experiment (director of photography)
 1973 Soylent Green (director of photography)
 1972 Black Gunn (director of photography)
 1972 The Mechanic
 1972 When the Legends Die (director of photography)
 1972 Hammersmith Is Out (director of photography)
  O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series) (1 episode, 1972) (director of photography - 2 episodes, 1972)
- Operation: Deathwatch (1972) ... (director of photography)
- Operation: Lady Luck (1972) ... (director of photography)
 1971 Kotch (director of photography)
 1971 The Andromeda Strain (director of photography)
 1969 Gaily, Gaily (director of photography)
 1968 The Boston Strangler (director of photography)
 1968 Hang 'Em High (director of photography - as Richard Kline)
 1967 Camelot (director of photography)
 1966 The Mouse That Roared (TV Movie)
 1966 The Monkees (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Here Come the Monkees (1966) ... (director of photography - as Richard Kline)
 1966 Chamber of Horrors (as Richard Kline)
 1966 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- To Kill a Priest (1966) ... (director of photography)
 1966 12 O'Clock High (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Twenty Fifth Mission (1966) ... (director of photography)
 1965 Honey West (TV Series) (director of photography - 3 episodes)
- In the Bag (1965) ... (director of photography)
- Live a Little... Kill a Little (1965) ... (director of photography)
- The Abominable Snowman (1965) ... (director of photography)
  Mr. Novak (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (director of photography - 13 episodes, 1963 - 1965)
- The Firebrand (1965) ... (director of photography)
- The Student Who Never Was (1965) ... (director of photography)
- The Tender Twigs (1965) ... (director of photography)
- Where Is There to Go, Billie, But Up? (1965) ... (director of photography)
- The Silent Dissuaders (1965) ... (director of photography)
 1960 Shotgun Slade (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dead Man's Tale (1960)
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One of his uncles, Phil Rosen, co-founded the American Society of Cinematographers in 1919 and served as its first president. See more »

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Scorpio

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