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Also Known As: Roland Totheroh, Roland H. Totheroh Died: June 17, 1967
Born: November 29, 1890 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA Profession: director of photography, print illustrator

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Former newspaper illustrator who entered film in 1910 as a cameraman with Essanay studios in Chicago. Totheroh's multi-film association with Charlie Chaplin began when the latter left Keystone for Essanay in 1915. Their collaboration spanned over three decades and included most of Chaplin's masterpieces: "The Tramp" (1915), "The Kid" (1921), "The Gold Rush" (1925) and (as co-cinematographer) "City Lights" (1931), "Modern Times" (1936), "The Great Dictator"(1940) and "Limelight" (1952).

Former newspaper illustrator who entered film in 1910 as a cameraman with Essanay studios in Chicago. Totheroh's multi-film association with Charlie Chaplin began when the latter left Keystone for Essanay in 1915. Their collaboration spanned over three decades and included most of Chaplin's masterpieces: "The Tramp" (1915), "The Kid" (1921), "The Gold Rush" (1925) and (as co-cinematographer) "City Lights" (1931), "Modern Times" (1936), "The Great Dictator"(1940) and "Limelight" (1952).

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Worked as cartoonist on a San Francisco newspaper
1910:
Joined Essanay Studios in Chicago as a cameraman
1915:
First film for Chaplin, "The Tramp"
1952:
Came out of retirement to shoot "Limelight" for Chaplin
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