Tex Rudloff, Sound Man on 'Taxi Driver' and 'Halloween,' Dies at 89

He was an Oscar nominee for 'The Buddy Holly Story.' His son is two-time Academy Award winner Gregg Rudloff, a sound man, too.

Tex Rudloff, an Oscar-nominated sound man who worked on such 1970s classics as Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, John Carpenter’s Halloween and Clint Eastwood’s The Outlaw Josey Wales, has died. He was 89.

Rudloff, who received his Oscar nomination for best sound for The Buddy Holly Story (1978), starring Gary Busey, died Oct. 10, his family announced.

Survivors include his son, Gregg Rudloff, a six-time Academy Award nominee who received best sound Oscars for Glory (1989) and The Matrix (1999). Like his father, he worked for Eastwood, collaborating with the director on many of his recent films, including Flags of Our Fathers (2006), J. Edgar (2011) and American Sniper (2014).

Tex Rudloff’s résumé also includes Sydney Pollack’s They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975), The Warriors (1979), Norman Jewison’s ... And Justice for All, Buck Henry’s First Family (1980), Mel Brooks’ History of the World: Part I (1981) and Porky’s Revenge (1985).

Born Walter Cecil Rudloff on Aug. 8, 1926, in Coleman, Texas, he worked as a recordist in the machine room on the 1955 classical musical Oklahoma! and served as president of the Cinema Audio Society and treasurer of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

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