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Guy Green

  • Birth 15 Nov 1913
  • Death 15 Sep 2005
  • Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 11757215

Cinematographer and Director. He won an Academy Award for his magnificent photography of David Lean's "Great Expectations" (1946). After lensing several more prestigious British films, Green turned to directing and scored his biggest hit with "A Patch of Blue" (1965), a sensitive study about the relationship between a black man (Sidney Poitier) and a blind white girl (Elizabeth Hartman). He also produced and wrote the film's screenplay. Green was born in Somerset, England. A founding member of the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC), he entered films in 1929 as an assistant and was camera operator on "One of Our Aircraft Is Missing" (1942) and "In Which We Serve" (1942). Director David Lean gave Green his big break, taking him on for "Great Expectations" at the last minute after the original cameraman was fired. They worked together again on "Oliver Twist" (1948), "The Passionate Friends" (1949), and "Madeleine" (1950), and Green was also director of photography for "Captain Horatio Hornblower" (1951), "The Beggar's Opera" (1953), and "I Am a Camera" (1955). After making his directing debut with "River Beat" (1954), Green showed considerable filmaking gifts with "Sea of Sand" (1958), "The Angry Silence" (1960), "The Mark" (1961), and "Light in the Piazza" (1962), culminating with the success of "A Patch of Blue". But his later work was mediocre and he ended his career directing TV movies. In 2004 Green received the Order of the British Empire for his services to the British film industry. He died of heart and kidney failure at his home in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 11757215
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Guy Green (15 Nov 1913–15 Sep 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11757215, citing Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .