Charles Bryant Lang was an American cinematographer born on March 27, 1902, in Bluff, Utah. And he died on April 3, 1998, due to pneumonia.

He studied law at Usc, and he was abandoned when his father mistreated him to take a film lab job at Realart Studios, a small movie film of the 20s run by senior Lang.

He worked with the Akeley camera, a gyroscope-mounted pancake camera. Carl Akeley built that for outdoor and wide fights and action shots early in his career.

Lang made his debut as a co-cinematographer on the silent pictures The Night Patrol (1926) and The Loves of Ricardo (1927).

Charles was very talented in his study and more skillful in camera and video editing technologies.

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Early Life And Career of The American Cinematographer

Charles Lang began the second part of his career as a freelance cameraman in 1951.

His filmography includes The Big Heat (1953), starring Glenn Ford and Lee Marvin, Sabrina (1954), starring Humphrey Bogart and William Holden, and The Matchmaker (1958) with Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas (1958) etc.

In 1991, he was honored by the American Society of Cinematographers with a Lifetime Achievement Award for a career that included at least 114 feature pictures. Ritzy (1927), his debut film, was a box-office disaster that led to rapid demotions for everyone involved, from star Betty Bronson to cameraman Lang.

Lang was also an Oscar nomination for the second time early in his career. He got 18 nominations, tying Leon Shamroy for the most Academy Award nominations for Best Cinematography.

Lang became a favorite of Audrey Hepburn in the early 1960s. Showcasing her in films like Charade (1963), How to Steal a Million (1967) and Wait Until Dark (1968), he was everyone’s favorite.

All the directors, producers and audiences used to admire him for his excellent cinematography.

The American Cinematographer’s Net worth and Personal Life

When it comes to the cinematographer’s personal life, his father is Charles B. Lang Sr. He was also a photographer and cliff adventurer in Utah and the southwest United States.

As a photographer, his father’s dream was to be a cinematographer in big movies, which his son later fulfilled.

One of Lang’s granddaughters is Katherine Kelly Lang. She attended Beverly Hills High School and was born in Hollywood, California.

She is the granddaughter of Oscar-winning cinematographer Charles Lang and the daughter of Olympic ski jumper Keith R. Wegman and actress Judith Lang. 

Talking about the death of Charles Lang, after his hugely successful career, he died on April 30 of complications from pneumonia at the age of 81.

He was already dead in his home. After seeing him over, his family called for an ambulance and took him to the hospital, but it was already late.

The late cinematographer has had a considerable net worth of $5 Million.

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