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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 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.
 
Other nearby markers.
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
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major League Baseball (within shouting distance of this marker); Casper Ottens House (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John the Evangelist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Covington Blue Sox (approx. 0.6 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); First City Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); John A. Roebling Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Roebling Suspension Bridge (approx. 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.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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