Former photojournalist and newsreel photographer-producer who served as a cinematographer with Fox (1915-26), MGM (1926-62) and Paramount. Ruttenberg was one of Hollywood's foremost directors of photography from the late 1930s through the 50s.
Cinematography (Feature Film)
Immigrated to US at age 4 (date approximate)
Became staff photographer for Boston Globe
Hired as cameraman at Fox
Debut as director of photography with "A Painted Madonna"
Became member of American Society of Cinematographers
Left MGM for Paramount