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Sol Polito
Birth: Nov. 12, 1892
Cittą Metropolitana di Palermo
Sicilia, Italy
Death: May 23, 1960
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Cinematographer. He photographed scores of Hollywood films, beginning in 1917, but his career didn't really take off until he joined Warner Bros. in the 1930s. Here he helped director Busby Berkeley create the dizzying camera style for his musicals, and also lensed several Errol Flynn swashbucklers. Polito received Academy Award nominations for "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" (1939), "Sergeant York" (1941), and "Captains of the Clouds" (1942). His other films include "Five Star Final" (1931), "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang" (1932), "42nd Street" (1933), "Gold Diggers of 1933" (1933), "Wonder Bar" (1934), "'G' Men" (1935), "The Petrified Forest" (1936), "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1936), "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (co-photography, 1938), "Angels With Dirty Faces" (1938), "The Sea Hawk" (1940), "The Sea Wolf" (1941), "Now, Voyager" (1942), "Arsenic and Old Lace" (1944), "Escape Me Never" (1947), and "Sorry, Wrong Number" (1948). Salvatore Polito was born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, and emigrated to the United States as a child. He entered films around 1912 and worked as a still photographer and lab assistant before being promoted to cameraman. Polito was director of photography on some 160 films before his retirement in 1949. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
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  Eugene Polito (1918 - 2010)*
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Calvary Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Mausoleum, Block 23, Crypt C14
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Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
Record added: Sep 15, 2005
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