William C. Mellor

 

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William C. Mellor, A. S. C. was a cinematographer who worked at Paramount, MGM and 20th Century Fox during a career that spanned three decades. After earning his stripes on a string of B-movies in the 1930s, he first started making serious inroads as a leading cinematographer in 1940 when he worked for Preston Sturges on The Great McGinty. Mellor did his best work with directors George Stevens and William Wellman. He also contributed to several Anthony Mann westerns, including The Naked Spur in 1953, and a number of MGM musicals. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on Mark Robson's Peyton Place in 1957. He died suddenly of a heart attack while filming Stevens' The Greatest Story Ever Told in 1963. Loyal Griggs replaced Mellor. Mellor received a posthumous Oscar nomination for his work on the film

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William C. Mellor

Born 1903-06-29 (117 years ago) in Missouri, USA. Dead 1963-04-30 (59 years).

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (The Diary of Anne Frank) 32nd Academy Awards 1959 The Diary of Anne Frank
Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (A Place in the Sun) 24th Academy Awards 1951 A Place in the Sun
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Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Academy Award for Best Cinematography (The Greatest Story Ever Told) 38th Academy Awards 1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told
Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (The Diary of Anne Frank) 32nd Academy Awards 1959 The Diary of Anne Frank
Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Peyton Place) 30th Academy Awards 1957 Peyton Place
Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (A Place in the Sun) 24th Academy Awards 1951 A Place in the Sun
Golden Globe Award for Best Cinematography - Black and White (A Place in the Sun) 9th Golden Globe Awards 1951 A Place in the Sun

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William C. Mellor, A.S.C. was a cinematographer who worked at Paramount, MGM and 20th Century Fox during a career that spanned three decades.

After earning his stripes on a string of B-movies in the 1930s, he first started making serious inroads as a leading cinematographer in 1940 when he worked for Preston Sturges on The Great McGinty.

Mellor did his best work with directors George Stevens and William Wellman. He also contributed to several Anthony Mann westerns, including The Naked Spur in 1953, and a number of MGM musicals. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on Mark Robson's Peyton Place in 1957.

He died suddenly of a heart attack while filming Stevens' The Greatest Story Ever Told in 1963. Loyal Griggs replaced Mellor.

Mellor received a posthumous Oscar nomination for his work on the film.

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