Cancer Jun 29, 1920 Los Angeles Actor, Director and Producer
Raymond Frederick "Ray" Harryhausen was an American visual effects creator, writer, and producer who created a form of stop-motion model animation known as "Dynamation."
His most memorable works include the animation on Mighty Joe Young, with his mentor Willis H. O'Brien, which won the Academy Award for special effects; The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, his first color film; and Jason and the Argonauts, featuring a famous sword fight against seven skeleton warriors. His last film was Clash of the Titans, after which he retired.
Harryhausen lived in London from 1960 until his death in 2013. During his life, his innovative style of special effects in movies have inspired numerous celebrities, including directors John Lasseter and Tim Burton