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Harryhausen in May 2007
Raymond Frederick Harryhausen
June 29, 1920
|Died||May 7, 2013
|Occupation||Stop motion model animator|
|Years active||1939–1980; 2002|
|Spouse(s)||Diana Livingstone Bruce (1963–2013; his death)|
|Awards||Gordon E. Sawyer Award (Oscar for technological contributions)
Science Fiction Hall of Fame
Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards
Raymond "Ray" Harryhausen (June 29, 1920 – May 7, 2013) was an American visual effects creator, writer, and producer. He lived in London, England, from 1960 until his death in 2013. He won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for the 1949 movie Mighty Joe Young. His final work featured in the movie Clash of the Titans.
Harryhausen was born on June 29, 1920 in Los Angeles, California to a German family. He was married to Diana Livingstone Bruce from 1963 until his death in 2013. Harryhausen died on May 7, 2013 in his home in London, England from natural causes, aged 92.
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Harryhausen models for allosaurus in One Million Years B.C., and Talos the bronze giant for Jason and the Argonauts at the National Media Museum
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