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Ralf Detlef Bode (March 31, 1941 – February 27, 2001) was a German-born American cinematographer best known for his Academy Award nominated work on Coal Miner's Daughter.

Born in Berlin, Germany, Bode moved with his family to Vermont in 1954 when he was 14 years old.[1] A graduate of the University of Vermont, he initially started off as an actor and enrolled at Yale Drama School. He also served as a photographer in the United States Army.

Bode did the cinematography for films such as Saturday Night Fever, Gorky Park, The Accused, Uncle Buck and Don Juan DeMarco. He did uncredited second unit director for Rocky.

Bode died on February 27, 2001 of lung cancer, aged 59 in Santa Monica, California.[2][3]


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