Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Robert L. Surtees / Academy Award Winner
Robert L. Surtees. 1906-1985. This famous cinematographer won three Academy Awards during a 54-year career in the motion picture business. Surtees, a Covington native, distinguished himself as a specialist in color photography. He won Academy Awards for "King Solomon's Mines" (1950), "The Bad and the Beautiful" (1952), and "Ben-Hur" (1959). See over.
Academy Award Winner. Surtees spent early years, 1928-30, in Germany perfecting his craft, then returned to the United States. This Director of Photography received sixteen Academy Award nominations. Among his film credits are "Oklahoma," "Doctor Dolittle," "The Graduate," "Summer of '42," "The Last Picture Show," and "The Sting." Died in Monterey, California, 1985. Over.
Erected 1991 by Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1881.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1985.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 522 Philadelphia St, Covington KY 41011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Goebel (a few steps from this marker); Una Merkel ~~ Film Star (within shouting distance of this marker); Haven Gillespie (1888-1975) (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Duveneck (within shouting distance of this marker); German Gothic Glockenspiel Clock Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Goebel Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pied Piper of Hamelin (within shouting distance of this marker); Major League Baseball (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
More about this marker. The marker is located on the west side of Philadelphia Street, in Goebel Park.
Also see . . .
1. IMDB page for Robert Surtees. (Submitted on September 22, 2016.)
2. Film Reference.com Biography for Robert Surtees. (Submitted on September 22, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. 3, 4. submitted on September 22, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.