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Ray Harryhausen
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Harryhausen in May 2007
Born
Raymond Frederick Harryhausen

(1920-06-29)June 29, 1920
Died May 7, 2013(2013-05-07) (aged 92)
Occupation Stop motion model animator
Years active 1939–1980; 2002
Spouse(s) Diana Livingstone Bruce (1963–2013; his death)
Children 1
Awards Gordon E. Sawyer Award (Oscar for technological contributions)
1991
Science Fiction Hall of Fame
2005
Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards
2006
Signature
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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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