Leon Shamroy Biography (1901-1974)



Born July 16, 1901, in New York, NY; died July 6, 1974, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Elisha and Miriam (Soujon) Shamroy; married Mary Anderson, May 13, 1953. Career: Cinematographer and director. Member: Award Winners School of Photography Inc. (president from 1946), American Society of Cinematographers (past president), Motion Picture Association of America (chairman ofphotographic communication research division, 1946-50), Society of Motion Picture Engravers Club: Los Angeles Press. Awards, Honors: Honorable Film of 1928, The National Board of Review, for The Last Moment; AcademyAward nomination, best cinematography, 1938, for The Young in Heart; Academy Award nomination (with Ray Rennahan), best cinematography (color), 1940, for Down Argentine Way; Academy Award nomination, best cinematography (black-and-white), 1942, for Ten Gentlemen from West Point; AcademyAward, best cinematography (color), 1942, for The Black Swan; AcademyAward, best cinematography (color), 1944, for Wilson; Academy Award,best cinematography (color), 1945, for Leave Her to Heaven; Film Achievement Award, Look Magazine, for creating new technique of color-photography and lighting, 1945; Academy Award nomination, best cinematography (black-and-white), 1949, for Prince of Foxes; Look Award, 1949, for Twelve O'Clock High; Film Daily Critics Awards, 1949, 1953-55, and 1963;Academy Award nomination, best cinematography (color), 1951, for David and Bathsheba; Academy Award nomination, best cinematography (color), 1952,for The Snows of Kilimanjaro; Academy Award nomination, best cinematography (color), 1953, for The Robe; Academy Award nomination, best cinematography (color), 1954, for The Egyptian; Academy Award nomination,best cinematography (color), 1955, for Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing; Academy Award nomination, best cinematography (color), 1956, for The King and I; Academy Award nomination, best cinematography (color), 1958, for South Pacific; Academy Award nomination, best cinematography (color), 1959, for Porgy and Bess; Academy Award nomination, best cinematography (color), 1963, for The Cardinal; Academy Award, best cinematography (color), 1963, for Cleopatra; Academy Award nomination, best cinematography (color), 1965, for The Agony and the Ecstasy; Laurel Award, International Motion Picture Exhibitors, 1969, for Justine..

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Cinematographer, Director
Birth Details
July 16, 1901
New York, New York, United States
Death Details
July 6, 1974
Los Angeles, California, United States

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