J. Peverell Marley

J. Peverell Marley

Original Name John
Birth
San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Death 2 Feb 1964 (aged 64)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Burial Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Cathedral Mausoleum, Crypt 223
Memorial ID 20080204 · View Source
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Cinematographer. John Peverell Marley joined Famous Players-Lasky directly out of Hollywood High School and before he reached the age of 24 had collaborated on the cinematography of Cecil B. DeMille`s "The Ten Commandments" (1923). For the next 40 years one of the top cameramen in Hollywood, he was under contract to Warner Bros. for 20 years and with 20th Century Fox for 10 years. His many credits include "The House of Rothschild" (1934), "Clive of India" (1935), "In Old Chicago" (1937), "Alexander`s Ragtime Band" (1938), "Night and Day" (1946), "The House of Wax" (1953), "Drum Beat" (1954), "The Spirit of St. Louis" (1957), "The Left-Handed Gun" (1958) and "The Sins of Rachel Cade" (1961). He was nominated for an Academy Award for "Suez" (1938) and "Life with Father" (1947). Marley, married to actresses Lina Basquette (1929-30) and Linda Darnell (1943-52), was found dead in bed in a Santa Barbara motel room. He is one of only six cinematographers to have a star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Bio by: Fritz Tauber


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  • Originally Created by: Fritz Tauber
  • Added: 25 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20080204
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for J. Peverell Marley (14 Aug 1899–2 Feb 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20080204, citing Hollywood Forever, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .