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Joseph T. Rucker

Joseph T. Rucker
Born Joseph Terrell Rucker
(1887-01-01)January 1, 1887
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Died October 21, 1957(1957-10-21) (aged 70)
San Francisco, California, USA
Occupation Cinematographer, News Cameraman
Spouse(s) Cecile Kaufman (1915-October 21, 1957) (His death)
Children 2 (Francis Joy and Joseph)

Joseph T. Rucker (January 1, 1887 – October 21, 1957) was an American cinematographer who won the Academy Award at the 3rd Academy Awards for Best Cinematography for the film With Byrd at the South Pole.[1][2][3] Along with Willard Van der Veer. He spent 40 years of his life as a news cameraman at Paramount News and at NBC.[4] He won his Oscar for doing camera work of Admiral Byrd's trip to the North Pole.

He also has the Rucker Spur named after him by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names.

Selected filmography

With Byrd at the South Pole (1930)


  1. ^ 3rd Academy Awards
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