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Leon Shamroy

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Leon Shamroy, A.S.C. (July 16, 1901 – July 7, 1974) was an American film cinematographer known for his work in 20th Century Fox motion pictures shot in Technicolor. He and Charles Lang share the record for most number of Oscar nominations for Cinematography. During his half-century career, he gained 18 nominations with 4 wins, sharing the record for wins with Joseph Ruttenberg.1

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  • Born: July 16, 1901New York City, U.S.
  • Died: July 7, 1974 (aged 72)Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Occupation: Cinematographer
  • Title: A.S.C. President (1947–48)
  • Spouse(s): Rosamond Marcusm. 1925div. 1937 Audrey Masonm. 1938div. 1948Mary Andersonm. 1953
  • Children: 4
  • Awards: Best Cinematography:Cleopatra (1963) Leave Her to Heaven (1945) Wilson (1944)The Black Swan (1942)

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