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British cinematographer Oswald Morris dies aged 98

Published on Mar 20, 2014 4:23 PM

LONDON (AFP)- British cinematographer Oswald Morris, who won an Oscar for Fiddler On The Roof and worked with legendary directors including Stanley Kubric and John Huston, has died at the age of 98, former colleagues announced.

The father of three died at his home in Dorset, southern England, on Monday, the British Society of Cinematographers said in a statement.

"He had been suffering recently and was happy to move on, which he did contentedly at his home... but it is a great loss to us all," said the society, which he helped found.

Morris was a lifelong fan of film, working as a cinema projectionist in his school holidays and getting his first job as a runner and clapper boy at Wembley Studios in London at the age of 16.

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