Leon Shamroy was a four-time Oscar-winning cinematographer.
Shamroy entered the motion picture industry in 1920 as a film laboratory worker at Fox Film Corp.
He began his cinematography career in 1924, photographing serial and stunt pictures for director-producer Charles Hutchison at Pathe, and in 1928 became co-producer and photographer on an experimental film, "The Last Moment," which earned him his first major award, the National Board of Review's Honor Film certificate.
During a long association with 20th Century Fox, Shamroy won Academy Awards for color cinematography on "The Black Swan," 1942; "Wilson," 1944; "Leave Her to Heaven," 1945; and "Cleopatra," 1963.
Shamroy also worked on "The Robe," "South Pacific," "The King and I," "Love is A Many-Splendored Thing," "Snows of Kilimanjaro," "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn," "Prince of Foxes," "Down Argentina Way," "Stormy Weather" and "Ten Gentlemen From West Point."
|1938||Best Cinematography||The Young in Heart||Nomination|
|1940||Best Cinematography - Color||Down Argentine Way||Nomination*|
|1942||Best Cinematography - Black and White||Ten Gentlemen from West Point||Nomination|
|1942||Best Cinematography - Color||The Black Swan||Win|
|1944||Best Cinematography - Color||Wilson||Win|
|1945||Best Cinematography - Color||Leave Her to Heaven||Win|
|1949||Best Cinematography - Black and White||Prince of Foxes||Nomination|
|1951||Best Cinematography - Color||David and Bathsheba||Nomination|
|1952||Best Cinematography - Color||The Snows of Kilimanjaro||Nomination|
|1953||Best Cinematography - Color||The Robe||Nomination|
|1954||Best Cinematography - Color||The Egyptian||Nomination|
|1955||Best Cinematography - Color||Love Is a Many Splendored Thing||Nomination|
|1956||Best Cinematography - Color||The King and I||Nomination|
|1958||Best Cinematography - Color||South Pacific||Nomination|
|1959||Best Cinematography - Color||Porgy and Bess||Nomination|
|1963||Best Cinematography - Color||Cleopatra||Win|
|1963||Best Cinematography - Color||The Cardinal||Nomination|
|1965||Best Cinematography - Color||The Agony and the Ecstasy||Nomination|