James M. Glennon


Emmy-winning cinematographer James M. Glennon died Oct. 19 of cancer in Los Angeles. He was 64.

A memorial service will be held Nov. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. The son of pioneer cinematographer Bert Glennon, James Glennon was born in Los Angeles and started in the business in the Warner Bros. mailroom.

At 22, he started in the camera department on “Gilligan’s Island.” His first credit as cinematographer came with the 1977 film “Jaws of Death.”

His film credits include “Election,” “About Schmidt,” “Flight of the Navigator,” “The Big White,” “United States of Leland,” “Citizen Ruth,” “A Time of Destiny,” “El Norte,” “Smooth Talk” and “Good Boy!”

On TV, he served as cinematographer for telepics including “My Wicked, Wicked Ways… The Legend of Errol Flynn,” “Jake’s Women,” “South of Heaven, West of Hell” and “Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story” and for series including “The West Wing,” “Big Love,” “Carnivale” and “Deadwood,” for which he earned a 2004 Emmy Award.

Glennon is survived by his wife, Charmaine; three daughters; and a son.

Donations may be made to the UCLA Foundation/Jim Glennon Cinematography Memorial Fund or Cedars Sinai Medical Center, James Glennon for the Prostate Cancer Research Fund, P.O. Box 48750, Room 2426, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

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