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Ray Harryhausen, the Master of Visual Effects Died at 92

May 8, 2013 09:37 IST

Ray HarryhausenRay Harryhausen, the master of visual effects and stop-motion animation, died on 7 May 2013 in Hammersmith Hospital in London, UK. He was 92 years of age.

About Ray Harryhausen

• Raymond Frederick Harryhausen, popularly known as Ray Harryhausen was born in June 1920 in Los Angeles.
• Ray Harryhausen’s stop-motion animation films such as Clash of the Titans, and Jason and the Argonauts were acclaimed highly.
• He made his models with his own hand and shot them by each frame for creation of best-known animated sequences.
• He was an inspiration for various film directors such as Peter Jackson of the Lord of the Rings, James Cameron and Steven Spielberg.
• In 1992, he received special Oscar for his work with special effects in days just before computer-generated imagery.
• The animator, Ray Harryhausen donated his overall collection, around 20000 objects to National Media Museum in Bradford in the year 2010.
• His work was also celebrated at the London's Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI) in 1990.
• The primary screening theater at Sony Pictures Digital Productions was named in the honour of this animator, in the year 2010.
• He was inducted in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2005.
• He won the annual British Fantasy Society Wagner Award in 2008 for the lifetime contribution to animation.
• In 2003, he was honoured with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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