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Charles Rosher

Cinematographer
Male
Born Nov 17, 1885
Hometown London
Died Jan 15, 1974
Death Place Portuguese Republic

Charles Rosher, A.S.C. was a two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer who worked from the early days of silent films through the 1950s. Born in London, he was the first cinematographer to receive an Academy Award, along with 1929 co-winner Karl Struss. Rosher studied photography in his youth but earned a reputation early as a newsreel cameraman, before moving to the United States in 1909.… Read More

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  • Joan Marsh, 85, A Movie Star In Two Eras
    NYTimes - Aug 25, 2000
  • Review/Film; Bungling As A Fine Art
    NYTimes - Mar 11, 1989
  • Going Out Guide
    NYTimes - Aug 05, 1986
  • The Screen: 'independence Day'
    NYTimes - Jan 21, 1983

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CHILDHOOD

1885 Birth Born on November 17, 1885.

TWENTIES

1909 23 Years Old Rosher studied photography in his youth but earned a reputation early as a newsreel cameraman, before moving to the United States in 1909. … Read More
1911 25 Years Old Because early film was largely restricted to using daylight, Horsley relocated his production company to Hollywood in 1911, taking Rosher with him, and opened the first movie studio there. … Read More
1913 27 Years Old In 1913 he went to Mexico to film newsreel footage of Pancho Villa's rebellion.

THIRTIES

1918 32 Years Old In 1918, he was one of the founders of the American Society of Cinematographers and served as the group's first Vice-President. … Read More

FORTIES

1927 41 Years Old His work with Karl Struss on F.W. Murnau's 1927 film Sunrise is viewed as a milestone in cinematography. … Read More
1929 43 Years Old …  Born in London, he was the first cinematographer to receive an Academy Award, along with 1929 co-winner Karl Struss.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1974 88 Years Old Died on January 15, 1974.
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