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Joseph Lashelle
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Birth: Jul. 9, 1900
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Aug. 20, 1989
La Jolla
San Diego County
California, USA

Son of Edyth (Wellington) and Clarence McNair LaShelle. He married (1) Mary Irene Baber. They had two children - Barbara and Joseph LaShelle, Jr. He married (2) Anita J. Watson in 1959, they were divorced in May 1972 in San Diego County, California. Joseph was trained as an electrical engineer. In 1923 he found a summer job in the old Lasky Laboratory and became so fascinated that he stayed and became the superintendent of the printing room at the Paramount Laboratory. Just two years later he became an assistant cameraman when Charles K. Clark chose him as his assistant. "The Happy Land" was Joseph's first assignment as a Cinematographer. Joseph worked with Arthur Miller at Pathe and Fox, and in 1943 he became director of photography. Joseph worked as a cinematographer in Hollywood from the 1920's -1960's. He won an Oscar at the 1944 Academy Awards for the movie Laura. "The International Dictionary of Films and Filmakers" says that Joseph was nominated for an Academy Award for cinematography 15 times, which would make him one of the most critically acclaimed artists, regardless of category, in motion picture history. A partial list of films for which Joseph was nominated for an Academy Award for Cinematography follows: 1944 – Laura, 20th Century-Fox1945 - Hangover Square1949 – Come to the Stable, 20th Century-Fox1952 – My Cousin Rachel, 20th Century-Fox1954 - River of No Return1955 – Marty, Hecht and Lancaster's Steven Productions; United Artists1958 - The Long Hot Summer1959 – Career, Hal Wallis Productions; Paramount1960 – The Apartment, The Mirisch Company, Inc.; United Artists1963 – How the West Was Won, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer & CineramaIrma La Douce, Mirisch-Phalanx Production; United Artists1966 – The Fortune Cookie, Phalanx-Jalem-Mirisch Corporation of Delaware Production; United Artists 
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  Clarence McNair LaShelle (1853 - 1907)
  Mary Irene Baber LaShelle (1902 - 1971)*
  Joseph Wellington LaShelle (1925 - 2001)*
  Joseph Lashelle (1900 - 1989)
  Arthur Gregg Wellington LaShelle (1903 - 1985)*
  Helene Edyth LaShelle Long (1905 - 1989)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Dec 11, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7003116
Joseph Lashelle
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Joseph Lashelle
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
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Thinking of you.
- Kaleigh Jones-Clark
 Added: Mar. 25, 2015
BaberFamilyTree.orgDescendants of George Baber
- Nancy Jane Faulk White Adams
 Added: Feb. 21, 2015
What an unbelievable talent you had for capturing stories on film. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Rest in peace sir.
- Frank R. Adamski
 Added: Mar. 24, 2014
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