|Birth Day:||April 23, 1911|
|Death Date:||16 June 2010(2010-06-16) (aged 99)
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Birth Place:||London, England, United Kingdom|
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As per our current Database, Ronald Neame died on 16 June 2010(2010-06-16) (aged 99)
Los Angeles, California, United States.
Neame's parents were the photographer Elwin Neame and the actress Ivy Close. He studied at University College School and Hurstpierpoint College. His father died in 1923, and Neame took a job with the Anglo-Persian Oil Company as an office boy. Later, through his mother's contacts in the British film industry, Neame started at Elstree Studios as a messenger boy.
Neame married Beryl Heanly in 1933. They legally separated in 1971 and divorced in 1992. The couple had one son, Christopher, a writer/producer who died one year after his father's death. Ronald's only grandson, Gareth Neame, is a successful television producer, who represents the fourth generation of Neames in the film industry. Ronnie Neame's second marriage took place in Santa Barbara on 12 September 1993. His wife, Donna Bernice Friedberg, is also in the business – a film researcher and television producer, who worked on his 1979 movie Meteor. He referred to their meeting as a "coup de foudre".
His credits as cinematographer include Major Barbara (1941), In Which We Serve (1942), This Happy Breed (1944), and Blithe Spirit (1945). His camera work on One of Our Aircraft Is Missing got him an Oscar nomination for Best Special Effects in 1943.
Neame formed a production company, Cineguild, with David Lean and Anthony Havelock-Allan. During this partnership, he produced Brief Encounter (1945), Great Expectations (1946), and Oliver Twist (1948). He shared Academy Award nominations for Best Screenplay for Brief Encounter, in 1947, and Great Expectations, in 1948, with co-writers Lean and Havelock-Allan.
Neame made his directorial debut under the Cineguild banner, with Take My Life (1947), which was released by British producer J. Arthur Rank's General Film Distributors in the United Kingdom in 1947 and by Rank's Eagle-Lion Films in the United States in 1949. Neame began a transition to the American film industry at the suggestion of Rank, who asked him to study the Hollywood production system.
Neame's final feature-length film, Foreign Body, a comedy starring Victor Banerjee, was filmed in England and released in 1986.
In 1996 Neame was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) and awarded the BAFTA Fellowship for his contributions to the film industry. He had homes in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara, California. In 2003 Neame published an autobiography, Straight from the Horse's Mouth. ( ISBN 978-0810844902)
In an interview in 2006, he jokingly stated, "When people ask me about the secret to my longevity, I say the honest answer is two large vodkas at lunchtime and three large scotches in the evening. All my doctors have said to me, 'Ronnie, if you would drink less, you'd live a lot longer.' But, they're all dead, and I'm still here at 95."
Neame died on 16 June 2010 after suffering complications from a broken leg. The break required two surgical procedures from which Neame never recovered.
Currently, Ronald Neame is 111 years, 3 months and 16 days old. Ronald Neame will celebrate 112th birthday on a Sunday 23rd of April 2023. Below we countdown to Ronald Neame upcoming birthday.
Singing Neame's Praises
Veteran director Ronald Neame (1911-2010), who would have turned 105 tomorrow, captured the great Judy Garland's final big-screen performance in "I Could Go On Singing" (1963), whose curtain goes up May 10 on Twilight Time hi-def Blu-ray.
100th Birthday of Ronald Neame
On Saturday, April 23, 2011, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles celebrated the 100th Birthday of Ronald Neame, CBE at the Directors Guild of America.
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Happy birthday, Brief Encounter, no longer a teenager! :happybday: