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Leonard Smith (April 19, 1894 – October 20, 1947) was a cinematographer who had over 70 film credits from a career that spanned from 1915 to 1946.

Life and career

Smith was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1894. His started as a cinematographer came on the now lost 1915 silent film The Battle Cry of Peace, and went on to have over 73 credits. Smith also occasionally worked in the camera and electrical department.

Smith's first Academy Award for Best Cinematography (color) nomination came in 1942, for his work on Billy the Kid, sharing the nomination with William V. Skall. In 1944, he was nominated for Lassie Come Home. Smith was again nominated in 1946 for National Velvet, and in 1947, shortly before his death, he received his sole win, for The Yearling. He shared the award with Arthur Arling and Charles Rosher. All of Smith's nominations and wins were in the Color category.

Smith served as president of the American Society of Cinematographers from 1941 until his death on October 20, 1947, at the age of 53.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Leonard Smith (April 19, 1894 – October 20, 1947) was a cinematographer who had over 70 film credits from a career that spanned from 1915 to 1946.

Life and career

Smith was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1894. His started as a cinematographer came on the now lost 1915 silent film The Battle Cry of Peace, and went on to have over 73 credits. Smith also occasionally worked in the camera and electrical department.

Smith's first Academy Award for Best Cinematography (color) nomination came in 1942, for his work on Billy the Kid, sharing the nomination with William V. Skall. In 1944, he was nominated for Lassie Come Home. Smith was again nominated in 1946 for National Velvet, and in 1947, shortly before his death, he received his sole win, for The Yearling. He shared the award with Arthur Arling and Charles Rosher. All of Smith's nominations and wins were in the Color category.

Smith served as president of the American Society of Cinematographers from 1941 until his death on October 20, 1947, at the age of 53.

Personal Info

Known For Camera

Gender Male

Known Credits 45

Birthday 1894-04-19

Day of Death 1947-10-20

Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Arthur Miller
  • Len Smith
  • Leonard M. Smith

Camera TV ShowsMovies

1946 The Yearling Director of Photography
1946 Courage of Lassie Director of Photography
1944 National Velvet Director of Photography
1944 Broadway Rhythm Director of Photography
1943 Best Foot Forward Director of Photography
1943 Lassie Come Home Director of Photography
1942 Seven Sweethearts Director of Photography
1942 Ship Ahoy Director of Photography
1941 Design for Scandal Director of Photography
1941 Smilin' Through Director of Photography
1941 Billy the Kid Director of Photography
1940 Go West Director of Photography
1940 The Golden Fleecing Director of Photography
1940 The Captain Is a Lady Director of Photography
1940 The Mortal Storm Director of Photography
1940 The Ghost Comes Home Director of Photography
1939 Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President Director of Photography
1939 At the Circus Director of Photography
1939 Maisie Director of Photography
1939 Tarzan Finds a Son! Director of Photography
1939 Four Girls in White Director of Photography
1939 Stand Up and Fight Director of Photography
1938 Marie Antoinette Director of Photography
1938 Paradise for Three Director of Photography
1937 A Day at the Races Director of Photography
1937 Dangerous Number Director of Photography
1936 Tarzan Escapes Director of Photography
1936 The Devil-Doll Director of Photography
1936 Tough Guy Director of Photography
1934 Murder in the Private Car Director of Photography
1934 You Can't Buy Everything Director of Photography
1933 Eskimo Director of Photography
1933 So This Is Africa Director of Photography
1932 Hold 'Em Jail Director of Photography
1931 Reducing Director of Photography
1930 Free and Easy Director of Photography
1930 They Learned About Women Director of Photography
1929 So This Is College Director of Photography
1929 The Idle Rich Director of Photography
1925 The Wizard of Oz Director of Photography
1924 Jonah Jones Director of Photography
1915 The Battle Cry of Peace Director of Photography

Crew

1935 Donkey Baseball Cinematography
1926 Careful Please Cinematography

Acting

1956 Our Miss Brooks as Stretch Snodgrass

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