Joseph Ruttenberg
Date of Birth
Jul 04, 1889
Birth Place:
St. Petersburg, Russia


Russian-born cinematographer Joseph Ruttenberg emigrated to the U.S. as a child. Before entering films as a newsreel photographer in the early 1910s, Ruttenberg learned the whys and wherefores of the still camera as a photojournalist. His Hollywood career began when he joined the Fox studios in 1915. His first talkie assignment was The Struggle (1931), D.W. Griffith's final film. Joseph Ruttenberg...