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Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Robert L. Surtees

1906 - 1985

 
 
Robert L. Surtees Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 26, 2016
1. Robert L. Surtees Marker
Inscription.  Obverse:
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. 

Reverse:
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, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location.
Robert L. Surtees Marker - Wide View, Reverse Side image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 26, 2016
2. Robert L. Surtees Marker - Wide View, Reverse Side
39° 5.086′ N, 84° 31.209′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is at the intersection of Philadelphia Street and West 6th Street on Philadelphia Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Una Merkel ~~ Film Star (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); Slave Escape / Controversial Judgment (approx. 0.2 miles away); Casper Ottens House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mother of God Church / "Cradle of the Arts" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Arnold House (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Geo. V. Flaig (approx. half a mile away). 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 22, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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