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W. Howard Greene (1895–1956)

W. Howard Greene, a pioneer in color cinematography, was nominated for an Oscar seven times, including five straight years from 1940 to 1944. All of his nominations were for his work in color, in the days when color and black and white cinematography were different categories at the Academy Awards. Color cinematography was not recognized as a ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born Cinematographer
Jungle Book
Jungle Book Cinematographer
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 1956 Three for Jamie Dawn (as Duke Green)
 1955 The Violent Men (director of photography)
 1953 Gun Belt
 1953 Raiders of the Seven Seas (director of photography)
 1952 The Brigand (director of photography)
 1951 Quebec
 1951 Al Jennings of Oklahoma (director of photography)
 1950 High Lonesome
 1949 The Big Cat (director of photography)
 1947 Tycoon (director of photography)
 1947 Slave Girl
 1944 The Climax (director of photography)
 1944 Gypsy Wildcat
 1944 Cobra Woman
 1943 Phantom of the Opera (director of photography)
 1943 Salute to the Marines (director of photography)
 1943 The Story of Samba (Short) (technicolor photography)
 1942 Jungle Book (director of photography)
 1941 The Shepherd of the Hills (director of photography)
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust (director of photography)
 1940 North West Mounted Police (director of photography)
 1939 The Bill of Rights (Short)
 1939 Jesse James (as W.H. Greene, photography)
 1937 Nothing Sacred (cameraman)
 1937 Little Pioneer (Short)
 1937 A Star Is Born (photography)
 1937 Under Southern Stars (Short)
 1936 Give Me Liberty (Short)
 1936 The Garden of Allah (uncredited)
 1936 Changing of the Guard (Short) (as W.H. Greene)
 1936 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (as Howard Greene, technicolor photography)
 1935 Legong: Dance of the Virgins (as William H. Greene)
 1935 Kliou the Tiger (Documentary) (as William Howard Greene)
 1932 Hollywood Beauty Hints (Short) (as William H. Greene, photographed by)
 1929 Sports of Many Lands (Documentary short)
 1929 West of the Golden Gate (Documentary short)
 1928 When Dreams Come True (Short)
 1927 Love's Springtime (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Duke Green | Howard Greene | W.H. Greene | William H. 'Duke' Greene | William H. Greene | William Howard Greene

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