American Society to dole out lifetime award

The American Society of Cinematographers has tapped George Spiro Dibie as recipient of its Career Achievement in Television Award.

Kudo will be presented during the org’s 22nd annual awards celebration Jan. 26 at the Hollywood and Highland Grand Ballroom.

Dibie won five Emmys for “Mr. Belvedere,” “Growing Pains,” “Just the Ten of Us” and “Sister, Sister.” He compiled more than 1,500 hours of situation comedy credits on primetime and shot over 60 telepics.

Dibie broke into the business during the filming of “Cleopatra.” In 1975, he was recruited to be the director of photography for “Barney Miller.”

Dibie also became president of the Los Angeles Local of the cinematographers in 1984 and served in that slot for 20 consecutive years. During that period, the three regional organizations were merged into the Intl. Cinematographers Guild Local 600.

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