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Also Known As: Died: July 7, 1974
Born: July 16, 1901 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: director of photography, lab technician, mechanical engineer

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Distinguished American cinematographer, best known for his lavish color work on epics and musicals of the 1940s and 50s. Shamroy began shooting features films in the late 1920s and, after a seven-year stint with Paramount (1932-39), spent most of his career at 20th Century-Fox. He worked primarily with Henry King and Walter Lang in the 1940s and was influential in the development of Cinemascope in the 50s. (Shamroy photographed the first film to use the new process, "The Robe", in 1953.) He also worked with Otto Preminger on films such as "Daisy Kenyon" (1947), "Porgy and Bess" (1959) and "The Cardinal" (1964).

Distinguished American cinematographer, best known for his lavish color work on epics and musicals of the 1940s and 50s. Shamroy began shooting features films in the late 1920s and, after a seven-year stint with Paramount (1932-39), spent most of his career at 20th Century-Fox. He worked primarily with Henry King and Walter Lang in the 1940s and was influential in the development of Cinemascope in the 50s. (Shamroy photographed the first film to use the new process, "The Robe", in 1953.) He also worked with Otto Preminger on films such as "Daisy Kenyon" (1947), "Porgy and Bess" (1959) and "The Cardinal" (1964).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Man's Paradise (1938) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Caprice (1967)
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Education

City College of New York: New York , New York -
Columbia University: New York , New York -
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art: New York , New York -

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wife:
Mary Anderson. Actor.

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