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Cause of death
  
Tuberculosis

Occupation
  
Cinematographer

Name
  
Arthur Miller

Employer
  
Fox Film

Nationality
  
American

Years active
  
1914-1951

Role
  
Cinematographer

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Full Name
  
Arthur Charles Miller

Born
  
July 8, 1895 (
1895-07-08
)
Roslyn, New York

Board member of
  
American Society of Cinematographers (A.S.C.) founder (1918) and president (1954-1956)

Died
  
July 13, 1970, Hollywood, California, United States

Awards
  
Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

Nominations
  
Academy Award for Best Cinematography

Movies
  
How Green Was My Valley, The Ox‑Bow Incident, The Song of Bernadette, The Little Princess, Anna and the King of Siam

Similar People
  
Lamar Trotti, Richard Day, Philip Dunne, Alfred Newman, Darryl F Zanuck

Arthur Charles Miller, A.S.C. (July 8, 1895 – July 13, 1970) was an American cinematographer. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography seven times, winning for How Green Was My Valley in 1941, again in 1944 for The Song of Bernadette, and a third time in 1947 for Anna and the King of Siam.

Career

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He was born in Roslyn, New York.

He began his movie career at the age of 13. According to a 1970 interview with Leonard Maltin, he stated he went to work for a horse dealer. One day, he was returning home from delivering some horses and was sitting on a horse when a man offered him a job in motion pictures because he could ride bareback. Miller recalled, "The first day we went out to a golf course in Brooklyn, and I rode this horse all over, got chased, and all." He found himself working as an assistant to filmmaker Fred J. Balshofer. The two remained lifelong friends (and in 1967 co-wrote the book about the early days of film titled One Reel a Week).

Miller eventually joined Pathé Frères and, although only 19 years old, became the cinematographer for the 1914 adventure serial The Perils of Pauline. In 1918, he and his brother Bill founded the Motion Picture Industry Union. He moved to Hollywood and had a lengthy tenure at Paramount from the late teens throughout the 1920s. In 1932, Miller signed a long-term contract with Fox Film Corporation to be the cinematographer for every Shirley Temple film. He retired in 1951 for health reasons, but remained active in the industry as president of the American Society of Cinematographers.

He died in Los Angeles, California, in 1970 and was interred in the Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery. He was survived by his wife Mae.

In August 1973, Mrs. Miller and Donald Crisp attended the dedication of the Arthur Miller Memorial Fountain and Arbor at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills.

References

Arthur Miller (cinematographer) Wikipedia


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