James Wong Howe (Wong Tung Jim)

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Guangzhou, China
Master cinematographer James Wong Howe, whose career stretched from silent pictures through the mid-'70s, was born Wong Tung Jim in Canton (now Guangzhou), China, on August 28, 1899, the son of Wong How. His father emigrated to America the year James was born, settling in Pasco, Washington, where he worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad. Wong How eventually went into business for himself in Pasco, opening a general store, which he made a success, despite the bigotry of the locals.

When he was five years old, Wong Tung Jim joined his father in the US. Read more...


Character: Himself - Best Cinematography Winner

The 36th Annual Academy Awards 1964