Harry Stradling Jr.

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Harry Stradling Jr. (January 7, 1925 – October 17, 2017) was a two-time Oscar-nominated American cinematographer and the son of cinematographer Harry Stradling.[1]

Harry Stradling Jr.
Born(1925-01-07)January 7, 1925
DiedOctober 17, 2017(2017-10-17) (aged 92)
Los Angeles, California
Years active1944–1988
ChildrenBob Stradling
John Stradling
FamilyWalter Stradling (great uncle)

Early yearsEdit

Stradling was born in Yonkers, New York.[1]


He worked on four Blake Edwards films[1] and six films by Burt Kennedy. (See: List of film director and cinematographer collaborations). He was acclaimed[by whom?] in particular as a skilled cinematographer in Westerns. He was nominated for two Oscars, for 1776 and The Way We Were, and for a Primetime Emmy for George Washington.[citation needed] He also did cinematography on 87 episodes of Gunsmoke,[1] and shot 21 of the total 23 episodes of the TV show Cimarron Strip.

Stradling's work on Westerns, including both Gunsmoke and Cimarron Strip as well as feature films including the 1969 Western comedy Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969), brought him to the heavily filmed Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, where he has been cited as one of the most adept cinematographers of his era when it came to capturing the unique cinematic attributes of the location's massive sandstone boulders.[citation needed]

Oscar nominationsEdit

Both of Stradling's nominations came in the category of Best Cinematography:


(Note: This list includes only films on which Stradling was the director of photography and/or credited cinematographer. He also was uncredited on a number of films and received a number of credits as camera operator.)


  1. ^ a b c d Barnes, Mike (October 27, 2017). "Famed Cinematographer Harry Stradling Jr. Dies at 92". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 26 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ "The 45th Academy Awards (1973) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  3. ^ "The 46th Academy Awards (1974) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved March 25, 2014.

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