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Obit: Brit Cinematographer Jack Cardiff

Oscar-winning British cinematographer Jack Cardiff, who was also nominated as a director, died after a short illness in his home at Cambridgeshire in southeast England on Wednesday. He was 94. Cardiff won his Academy Award for the 1947 film "Black Narcissus." He received two more nominations, for "War and Peace" in 1956 and "Fanny" in […]

Oscar-winning British cinematographer Jack Cardiff, who was also nominated as a director, died after a short illness in his home at Cambridgeshire in southeast England on Wednesday. He was 94.

Cardiff won his Academy Award for the 1947 film "Black Narcissus." He received two more nominations, for "War and Peace" in 1956 and "Fanny" in 1961, and was awarded an honorary Oscar in 2001.

As a director, he was nominated for an Oscar for his direction of his 1960 adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's "Sons and Lovers."

Cardiff was one of the first cinematographers to shoot in Technicolor.

He is survived by his wife Nikki and four sons.