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Distinguished American cinematographer, best known for his lavish color work on epics and musicals of the 1940s and 50s. Shamroy began shooting features films in the late 1920s and, after a seven-year stint with Paramount (1932-39), spent most of his career at 20th Century-Fox. He worked primarily with Henry King and Walter Lang in the 1940s and was influential in the development of Cinemascope in the 50s. (Shamroy photographed the first film to use the new process, "The Robe," in 1953.) He also worked with Otto Preminger on films such as "Daisy Kenyon" (1947), "Porgy and Bess" (1959) and "The Cardinal" (1964).