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Leon Shamroy
Born July 16, 1901(1901-07-16)
New York City
Died July 7, 1974 (aged 72)
Los Angeles
Occupation Cinematographer
Title A.S.C. President (1947-1948)
Spouse(s) Mary Anderson (1953-1974)
Awards Best Cinematography

Cleopatra (1963)
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
Wilson (1944)

The Black Swan (1942)

Leon Shamroy, A.S.C. (16 July 1901, New York City – 7 July 1974, Los Angeles) was an American film cinematographer. Together with Charles Lang, he holds the record for most number of Academy Award nominations for Cinematography. Throughout his five-decade career, he garnered eighteen nominations with four wins. From 1953 to his death in 1974, he was married to movie actress Mary Anderson. Shamroy was a member of the American Society of Cinematographers.

He is the namesake for Rita Marlowe's (Jayne Mansfield) poodle in the 1957 movie Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?


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