Leon Shamroy

Director of photography, Lab technician, Mechanical engineer
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 ... Read more »
Born: 07/16/1901 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (84)

Justine 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Planet of the Apes 1968 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Skidoo 1968 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Secret Life of an American Wife 1968 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Caprice 1966 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Agony and the Ecstasy 1965 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Glass Bottom Boat 1965 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Do Not Disturb 1964 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Cleopatra 1963 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

John Goldfarb, Please Come Home 1963 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Cardinal 1963 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

What a Way to Go! 1963 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tender Is the Night 1962 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Snow White and the Three Stooges 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

North to Alaska 1960 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Wake Me When It's Over 1960 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Beloved Infidel 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Porgy and Bess 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Rally Round the Flag, Boys! 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

South Pacific 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Blue Angel 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Bravados 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Desk Set 1957 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Best Things in Life Are Free 1956 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Girl Can't Help It 1956 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The King and I 1956 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Daddy Long Legs 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Good Morning, Miss Dove 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Love Is a Many Splendored Thing 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Egyptian 1954 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

There's No Business Like Show Business 1954 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Call Me Madam 1953 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Down Among the Sheltering Palms 1953 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

King of the Khyber Rifles 1953 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

White Witch Doctor 1953 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Snows of Kilimanjaro 1951 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Cheaper by the Dozen 1950 (Movie)

(Photography)

Two Flags West 1950 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Twelve O'Clock High 1949 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 1945 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Where Do We Go From Here? 1945 (Movie)

(Photography)

Buffalo Bill 1943 (Movie)

(Photography)

Stormy Weather 1942 (Movie)

(Photography)

Ten Gentlemen From West Point 1941 (Movie)

(Photography)

Second Fiddle 1938 (Movie)

(Photography)

The Young in Heart 1937 (Movie)

(Photography)

Private Worlds 1934 (Movie)

(Photography)

Accent on Youth (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Confirm or Deny (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Crash Dive (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Daisy Kenyon (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

David and Bathsheba (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Down Argentine Way (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Fatal Lady (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Forever Amber (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Four Sons (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Good Dame (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Greenwich Village (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Her Bodyguard (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Her Husband Lies (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

I Was an Adventuress (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Leave Her to Heaven (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Lillian Russell (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Little Old New York (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Made for Each Other (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

On the Riviera (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Prince of Foxes (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Roxie Hart (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

She Married Her Boss (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

State Fair (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Stowaway (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

That Lady in Ermine (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

That Night in Rio (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Great American Broadcast (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Robe (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Thirty-Day Princess (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Tin Pan Alley (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Tonight We Sing (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Wedding Present (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Wilson (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

With a Song in My Heart (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Biography

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).

Relationships

Mary Anderson

Wife

EDUCATION

City College of New York

New York , New York

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

New York , New York

Columbia University

New York , New York

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