‘Poseidon Adventure’ Director Ronald Neame Dies at 99

Started his career as a cinematographer, shot “Blithe Spirit”

Ronald Neame, who directed movies including "The Poseidon Adventure" and "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," died Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 99.

The cause was complications from a fall, grandson Gareth Neame told the New York Times.

Neame worked in various areas of the movie business, including writing and even visual effects.

He was nominated for three Oscars: In 1947 and 1948, he shared screenwriting nominations with David Lean and Anthony Havelock-Allan for, respectively, "Brief Encounter" and "Great Expectations." Previously he was nominated for special effects on "One of Our Aircraft Is Missing" (with C.C. Stevens) for sound.

Read more in the New York Times.