Richard H. Kline was an American cinematographer.
Kline joined Columbia Pictures at the age of 16 in 1943, working uncredited as a camera operator on such films as Cover Girl, The Lady from Shanghai, Around The World in 80 Days, Pal Joey, Bell, Book and Candle, Elmer Gantry, Days of Wine and Roses, and The Pink Panther.
Kline worked briefly in television in the 1960s, on episodes of Mr. Novak, Honey West, 12 O’Clock High, and the pilot episode of The Monkees.
As director of photography, Kline worked on the films Hang ‘Em High, The Boston Strangler, The Andromeda Strain, Soylent Green, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Mandingo, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Body Heat, The Man with One Red Shoe, and Howard the Duck.
Kline’s first Oscar nomination came for his work as director of photography on the 1968 musical Camelot, while his second came for the 1976 remake of the epic King Kong.
Kline’s last film was Rodney Dangerfield’s 1997 comedy, Meet Wally Sparks.
Kline died August 7, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. He was 91.