Hal Mohr

Hal Mohr
Film: North side of the 6400 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born Aug. 2, 1894 in San Francisco, CA
Died May 10, 1974 in St. John's Hospital, CA

Hal Mohr was a cinematographer who twice won Academy Awards.

Mohr began his Hollywood career in 1915. He filmed the first talking movie, "Jazz Singer," which starred Al Jolson.

He won his first Oscar for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1935) and a second for his cinematography in the 1943 version of "Phantom of the Opera."

He was a former president of the American Society of Cinematographers and at the time of his death was a member of the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1935 Best Cinematography A Midsummer Night's Dream Win
    1943 Best Cinematography - Color The Phantom of the Opera Win*
    1953 Best Cinematography - Black and White The Four Poster Nomination
    * A joint nomination shared with other people.

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