Ernest Laszlo Biography (1905-1984)

Born August 23, 1905 (one source says 1898), in Szabadka, Yugoslavia; immigrated to the United States, 1923, naturalized citizen, 1928; died January 6, 1984, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Max and Gizella (maiden name, Steiner) Laszlo;married Rose Ellen Nelson, July 3, 1925; children: Joan Ellen. Career: Cinematographer. Paramount Studios, cameraman, c. 1923-43, then cinematographer, 1943-49; freelance cinematographer, 1949-84; American Society of Cinematographers Holding Corporation, Hollywood, CA, vice president, 1961-84. Member: Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (board of governors member), American Society of Cinematographers (president, 1972-74), Mason (Shriner, 32nd degree). Awards, Honors: Academy Award nomination, best cinematography--black and white, 1960, for Inherit the Wind; Academy Awardnomination, best cinematography--black and white, 1961, for Judgement atNuremberg; Academy Award nomination, best cinematography--color, 1963, for It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World; Academy Award, best cinematography--black and white, 1965, for Ship of Fools; Academy Award nomination, best cinematography--color, 1966, for Fantastic Voyage; Academy Award nomination, best cinematography, 1968, for Star!; Academy Award nomination, best cinematography, 1970, for Airport; Academy Award nomination,best cinematography, 1976, for Logan's Run..

Birth Details
August 23, 1905
one source says Szabadka, Yugoslavia
Death Details
January 6, 1984
Los Angeles, California, United States

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