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Also Known As: Died: May 3, 1969
Born: January 16, 1890 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: Cinematography ...
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Moved to Germany as child
1906:
Worked as an apprentice projectionist in Berlin
1907:
Became assistant cameraperson for Pathe
1907:
First film as director of photography (short) on "Der Hauptman von Kopenick"
1908:
First experimented with sound
1910:
Was DP on "Der Liebling der Frauen
1919:
Opened own film processing laboratory
1924:
Was DP on the classic "The Last Laugh"
1926:
Production head of Fox-Europa
1926:
Co-produced and co-wrote documentary "Berlin - A Symphony of a Big City"
1928:
Founded Movie Colour Ltd. In Great Britain
1929:
Moved to Hollywood
1930:
Signed contract with Universal
1932:
Made directorial debut, "The Mummy"
1935:
Signed contract with MGM
1937:
Won Academy Award as DP of "The Good Earth"
1944:
Founded Photo Research Corporation of Burbank
1950:
Left films for TV
1951:
Designed cinematography for "I Love Lucy" setting standard for all future three-camera film TV programming; became chief cinematographer for Desilu Productions

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