by cinemavis | created - 17 Apr 2011 | updated - 07 Sep 2014 | Public

1. Stanley Cortez

Cinematographer | The Night of the Hunter

Stanley Cortez was born Samuel Krantz in New York City, New York, the son of Sarah (Lefkowitz) and Moses/Morris Krantz, Austrian Jewish immigrants. His famous actor brother, born Jacob Krantz, changed his name to Ricardo Cortez in order to acquire a more suitably romantic Hollywood image, and ...


2. James Wong Howe

Cinematographer | The Rose Tattoo

Master cinematographer James Wong Howe, whose career stretched from silent pictures through the mid-'70s, was born Wong Tung Jim in Canton (now Guangzhou), China, on August 28, 1899, the son of Wong How. His father emigrated to America the year James was born, settling in Pasco, Washington, where ...

3. John Alton

Camera_department | An American in Paris

Starting out in 1924 as a lab technician at MGM, John Alton left there for Paramount to become a cameraman. He traveled to France and then to South America, where he wrote, photographed and directed several Spanish-language films. Returning to Hollywood in 1937, he soon achieved a reputation as one...

4. Russell Metty

Cinematographer | Spartacus

Cinematographer Russell Metty, a superb craftsman who worked with such top directors as John Huston, Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg and Orson Welles, was born in Los Angeles on Septmeber 20, 1906. Entering the movie industry as a lab assistant, he apprenticed as an assistant cameraman and ...

5. Henning Bendtsen

Cinematographer | Europa

Henning Bendtsen was born on March 6, 1925 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is known for his work on Europa (1991), Boy of Two Worlds (1959) and Gertrud (1964). He was married to Inger Bendtsen. He died on February 8, 2011 in Denmark.

6. Alfredo Fraile

Cinematographer | La pródiga

Alfredo Fraile was born on April 25, 1912 in Madrid, Spain as Alfredo Fraile Lallana. He was a cinematographer and producer, known for The Prodigal Woman (1946), El niño y el muro (1965) and La reconquista de Málaga (1937). He died on May 21, 1994 in Madrid.

7. Armand Thirard

Cinematographer | Le salaire de la peur

Armand Thirard was born on October 25, 1899 in Mantes-sur-Seine, Seine-et-Oise [now Mantes-la-Jolie, Yvelines], France as Armand Henri Julien Thirard. He was a cinematographer and actor, known for The Wages of Fear (1953), Diabolique (1955) and Hôtel du Nord (1938). He died on November 12, ...

8. Subrata Mitra

Cinematographer | New Delhi Times

Subrata Mitra, one of India's leading cinematographers, is most famous for his collaboration with Satyajit Ray. He was a frequent visiting lecturer at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune, near Bombay.

9. Harry Neumann

Cinematographer | The Mystery Man

Had one grandson, Gary L. Neumann (b 7/20/1952-).