Gayne Rescher

Jay Gayne Rescher,[1] A.S.C., (December 19, 1924 – February 29, 2008) was an American cinematographer.[2]

Gayne Rescher
Jay Gayne Rescher[1]

(1924-12-19)December 19, 1924
DiedFebruary 29, 2008(2008-02-29) (aged 83)
Parent(s)Jay Rescher (father)
Jean Tolley (mother)

Early lifeEdit

Rescher was born in New York City. His father Jay Rescher was a cinematographer and union organizer, and his mother Jean Tolley was a silent film actress.[3][4] For at least some of his youth, he and his family lived on Long Island.[5] After high school, Gayne, served in World War II as a fighter pilot.[3] He studied to be an actor at the American Theater School.[4]


Rescher won three Emmy Awards:[3][6] for The Scarlett O'Hara War (a.k.a., Moviola 1981), Shooter (1989), and Lucky/Chances (1992).

Personal life and final yearsEdit

Rescher was married three times. His first wife was Ottilie Kruger, daughter of actor Otto Kruger. His second wife was Darlene Keane, who died of lung cancer.[4] His third wife was Gail Ferguson.[3] He had three daughters (Gaye Rescher Ribble, Dee Dee Rescher and Deborah Jean Rescher Miller) and two grandchildren.[3]

In his final years Rescher resided at Fox Island, Washington, US.[1] He died at age 83 in nearby Gig Harbor, Washington.[4]

Selected creditsEdit




  1. ^ a b c "Jay Gayne Rescher (1924–2008)". Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  2. ^ Eder, Richard (September 30, 1976). "Movie Review Norman... Is That You? (1976)". The New York Times. Retrieved April 5, 2009.
  3. ^ a b c d e Makela, Bob (1 March 2008). "Award-winning Cinematographer Gayne Rescher Dies". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d "Cinematographer Gayne Rescher dies". Variety. 14 March 2008. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Gayne Rescher in the 1940 Census". Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Obituaries". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 10 September 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2015.

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