William C. Mellor

William C. Mellor

Birth
Missouri, USA
Death 30 Apr 1963 (aged 59)
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Great Mausoleum, Holly Terrace, Corridor of Hope, Sanctuary of Shelter, Crypt 12089
Memorial ID 85466822 · View Source
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Cinematographer. William Clarence Mellor began his career in the photographic labs at Paramount in the mid 1920´s. In 1934 he finally reached status as a director of photography for the studios lesser productions while working as first camera operator on A - grade productions. In 1943 he joined the U.S. Army Photography Unit shooting documentary footage under the auspices of director George Stevens. After the war he worked for many of the great studios, among them United Artists, Universal, MGM (1950-54) and finally, from 1957 on 20th Century Fox, acquiring a reputation as an excellent professional in his craft in almost every genre of filmmaking from outdoor and location photography in western and action pictures to black & white melodramas and indoor chamber dramas. His film credits include "Elmer and Elsie" (1934), "Champagne Waltz" (1936), "The Great McGinty" (1940), "My Favorite Blonde" (1942), "Westward the Women" (1951), "The Naked Spur" (1953), "Bad Day at Black Rock" (1954), "Giant" (1956), "Love in the Afternoon" (1957), "The Best of Everything"(1959) and "Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation" (1962), winning Academy Awards for "A Place in the Sun" (1951) and "The Diary of Anne Frank" (1959) and another AA - nomination for "Peyton Place" (1957). He died of a heart attack after a surgery performed 10 days previously, at this time working on "The Greatest Story Ever Told", getting - together with his replacement Loyal Griggs - an additional (posthumous) Oscar - nomination.

Bio by: Fritz Tauber


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William C. Mellor (29 Jun 1903–30 Apr 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 85466822, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .