Robert De Grasse

Robert De Grasse ( born February 9, 1900 in Maplewood, † January 28, 1971 in Newport Beach ) was an American cinematographer.


Robert De Grasse came from his two uncles, film director Joseph De Grasse and actor Sam De Grasse, during the silent film era to the movie. De Grasse began as a camera operator and eventually became head of the camera crews. His first film as a cinematographer, the Western Desperate Trails, turned De Grasse in 1921, directed by John Ford

After the end of the silent era, De Grasse 's last silent film was The One Man Dog from 1929, he began again from the front to learn the characteristics and techniques of sound film as a cameraman. As a camera assistant, he turned in 1932, among other things, in addition to cinematographer Robert G. Martin, the Sherlock Holmes film The Sign of Four, Arthur Wontner as Sherlock Holmes. From 1935 he was again chief cameraman at RKO Pictures.

De Grasse did the camera work in some films of Ginger Rogers, such as for Vivacious Lady, for which De Grasse in 1939 as Best Cinematography received an Oscar nomination. When was Miss Kitty ( Kitty Foyle, 1940), for which Rogers won the Oscar for Best Actress, he was also behind the camera. In the 1940s, De Grass did the camera work on such films as Leopard Man (1943 ) directed by Jacques Tourneur, The Body Snatcher ( The Body Snatcher, 1945) and is as simple as not love ( The Bachelor and the Bobby - Soxer, 1947 ) with Cary Grant. In 1950, De Grasse was hired as a cameraman for Fred Zinnemann's drama The Men ( The Men ). Before he retired from the film business, was Robert De Grasse in 1953 for Frank Tashlins movie Marry me again ( Marry Me again ) behind the camera.