|Born||in Del Rio, Tennessee, USA|
|Died||in Goleta, California, USA|
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Entering films in 1923 as an assistant cameraman, Burnett Guffey was picked by John Ford to handle second-unit photography on The Iron Horse (1924). After that film, however, Guffey returned to his assistant cameraman position, a job he held until 1928, when he became a camera operator. In that capacity he photographed such major productions as Ford's The Informer (1935), Alfred Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent (1940) and Charles Vidor's Cover Girl (1944), among others. Guffey was finally hired as a director of photography by Columbia. Highly regarded by his colleagues for his crisp imaging and superb compositions, Guffey won two Academy Awards, for From Here to Eternity (1953) and Bonnie and Clyde (1967).
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Burnett Guffey was a man who loved his family and the work that he did. Till his very last days, he kept his no bull attitude and will always be loved and remembered for his greatness by his family.
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