Charles Rosher

Charles Rosher

Known for: Camera
Biography: 1885-11-17
Deathday: 1974-01-15 (88 years old)

Biography

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Charles G. Rosher, A.S.C. (November 17, 1885 – January 15, 1974) was a two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer who worked from the early days of silent films through the 1950s. He was the first cinematographer to receive an Academy Award, along with 1929 co-winner Karl Struss.


Charles Rosher was born in London in 1885. He studied photography in his youth but earned a reputation early as a newsreel cameraman, before moving to the United States in 1909. He subsequently found work for David Horsley working in his production company in New Jersey. Because early film was largely restricted to using daylight, Horsley relocated his production company to Hollywood in 1911, taking Rosher with him, and opened the first movie studio there. This made Rosher the first full-time cameraman in Hollywood.


In 1913 he went to Mexico to film newsreel footage of Pancho Villa's rebellion. In 1918, he was one of the founders of the American Society of Cinematographers and served as the group's first Vice-President. In the 1920s he was one of the most sought-after cinematographers in Hollywood, and a personal favorite of stars such as Mary Pickford, working with her on films such as Suds (1920), Little Annie Rooney (1925), and even Coquette (1929), Pickford's first sound film. His work with Karl Struss on F.W. Murnau's 1927 film Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans is viewed as a milestone in cinematography. He shot five films for producer David O. Selznick, including Rockabye (1932), Our Betters (1933) and Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936).


Rosher worked at several studios, but spent the last twelve years of his career exclusively at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, photographing such films as Annie Get Your Gun, Show Boat, Kiss Me Kate, and The Yearling. Rosher was the father of actress Joan Marsh and cinematographer Charles Rosher, Jr.


Rosher died of an accidental fall in Lisbon, Portugal, on January 15, 1974. He was 88.

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Filmography

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Cinematographer
Jupiter's Darling

Jupiter's Darling (1955)

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Director of Photography
Kiss Me Kate

Kiss Me Kate (1953)

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Director of Photography
Young Bess

Young Bess (1953)

Movie
Director of Photography
The Story of Three Loves

The Story of Three Loves (1953)

Movie
Director of Photography
Scaramouche

Scaramouche (1952)

Movie
Director of Photography
Show Boat

Show Boat (1951)

Movie
Cinematographer
Pagan Love Song

Pagan Love Song (1950)

Movie
Director of Photography
Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

Movie
5.5
Cinematographer
East Side, West Side

East Side, West Side (1949)

Movie
6
Director of Photography
The Red Danube

The Red Danube (1949)

Movie
Cinematographer
Neptune's Daughter

Neptune's Daughter (1949)

Movie
Director of Photography
Words and Music

Words and Music (1948)

Movie
Director of Photography
On an Island with You

On an Island with You (1948)

Movie
Director of Photography
Song of the Thin Man

Song of the Thin Man (1947)

Movie
5.18
Director of Photography
Dark Delusion

Dark Delusion (1947)

Movie
Director of Photography
Fiesta

Fiesta (1947)

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Director of Photography
The Yearling

The Yearling (1946)

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Cinematographer
Yolanda and the Thief

Yolanda and the Thief (1945)

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Director of Photography
Ziegfeld Follies

Ziegfeld Follies (1945)

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Cinematographer
Kismet

Kismet (1944)

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Director of Photography
Swing Fever

Swing Fever (1943)

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Director of Photography
Assignment in Brittany

Assignment in Brittany (1943)

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Director of Photography
Stand by for Action

Stand by for Action (1942)

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Director of Photography
Pierre of the Plains

Pierre of the Plains (1942)

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Cinematographer
Mokey

Mokey (1942)

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Cinematographer
One Foot in Heaven

One Foot in Heaven (1941)

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Director of Photography
Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby (1941)

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Cinematographer
Four Mothers

Four Mothers (1941)

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Director of Photography
My Love Came Back

My Love Came Back (1940)

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Cinematographer
Three Cheers for the Irish

Three Cheers for the Irish (1940)

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Director of Photography
Brother Rat and a Baby

Brother Rat and a Baby (1940)

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Cinematographer
A Child Is Born

A Child Is Born (1939)

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Director of Photography
Espionage Agent

Espionage Agent (1939)

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Cinematographer
Hell's Kitchen

Hell's Kitchen (1939)

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Cinematographer
Yes, My Darling Daughter

Yes, My Darling Daughter (1939)

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Director of Photography
Off the Record

Off the Record (1939)

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Director of Photography
Hard to Get

Hard to Get (1938)

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Director of Photography
White Banners

White Banners (1938)

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Hollywood Hotel

Hollywood Hotel (1938)

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Director of Photography
The Perfect Specimen

The Perfect Specimen (1937)

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Director of Photography
The Woman I Love

The Woman I Love (1937)

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Men Are Not Gods

Men Are Not Gods (1936)

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Director of Photography
Small Town Girl

Small Town Girl (1936)

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Director of Photography
Little Lord Fauntleroy

Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)

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Director of Photography
Broadway Melody of 1936

Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)

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Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild (1935)

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Director of Photography
After Office Hours

After Office Hours (1935)

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Director of Photography
What Every Woman Knows

What Every Woman Knows (1934)

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Cinematographer
Outcast Lady

Outcast Lady (1934)

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The Affairs of Cellini

The Affairs of Cellini (1934)

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Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge (1934)

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After Tonight

After Tonight (1933)

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Cinematographer
Bed of Roses

Bed of Roses (1933)

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Cinematographer
The Silver Cord

The Silver Cord (1933)

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Cinematographer
Our Betters

Our Betters (1933)

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Cinematographer
The Past of Mary Holmes

The Past of Mary Holmes (1933)

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Cinematographer
Rockabye

Rockabye (1932)

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Cinematographer
Flaming Gold

Flaming Gold (1932)

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Cinematographer
Two Against the World

Two Against the World (1932)

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Director of Photography
What Price Hollywood?

What Price Hollywood? (1932)

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Cinematographer
Husband's Holiday

Husband's Holiday (1931)

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Cinematographer
The Beloved Bachelor

The Beloved Bachelor (1931)

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Cinematographer
Silence

Silence (1931)

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Cinematographer
This Modern Age

This Modern Age (1931)

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Cinematographer
Laughing Sinners

Laughing Sinners (1931)

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Cinematographer
Dance, Fools, Dance

Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)

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Cinematographer
Paid

Paid (1930)

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Director of Photography
War Nurse

War Nurse (1930)

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Atlantic

Atlantic (1930)

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Director of Photography
Two Worlds

Two Worlds (1930)

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Director of Photography
The Two Worlds

The Two Worlds (1930)

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Director of Photography
Two Worlds

Two Worlds (1930)

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The Price of Things

The Price of Things (1930)

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Knowing Men

Knowing Men (1930)

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Cinematography
The Road Is Fine

The Road Is Fine (1929)

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Director of Photography
Atlantic

Atlantic (1929)

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Atlantik

Atlantik (1929)

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The Vagabond Queen

The Vagabond Queen (1929)

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Eternal Love

Eternal Love (1929)

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Director of Photography
Tempest

Tempest (1928)

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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)

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4.63
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My Best Girl

My Best Girl (1927)

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Sparrows

Sparrows (1926)

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Little Annie Rooney

Little Annie Rooney (1925)

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Three Women

Three Women (1924)

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Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall

Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall (1924)

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Tiger Rose

Tiger Rose (1923)

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Rosita

Rosita (1923)

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Sant'Ilario

Sant'Ilario (1923)

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Tess of the Storm Country

Tess of the Storm Country (1922)

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Smilin' Through

Smilin' Through (1922)

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Little Lord Fauntleroy

Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921)

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Through The Back Door

Through The Back Door (1921)

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The Love Light

The Love Light (1921)

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Dinty

Dinty (1920)

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The White Circle

The White Circle (1920)

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Suds

Suds (1920)

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Pollyanna

Pollyanna (1920)

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Heart o' the Hills

Heart o' the Hills (1919)

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The Hoodlum

The Hoodlum (1919)

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Daddy-Long-Legs

Daddy-Long-Legs (1919)

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Captain Kidd, Jr.

Captain Kidd, Jr. (1919)

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The Dub

The Dub (1919)

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Too Many Millions

Too Many Millions (1918)

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Johanna Enlists

Johanna Enlists (1918)

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How Could You, Jean?

How Could You, Jean? (1918)

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The White Man's Law

The White Man's Law (1918)

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The Honor of His House

The Honor of His House (1918)

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Cinematographer
One More American

One More American (1918)

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The Widow's Might

The Widow's Might (1918)

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The Secret Game

The Secret Game (1917)

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A Little Princess

A Little Princess (1917)

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Cinematographer
The Primrose Ring

The Primrose Ring (1917)

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Cinematographer
A Mormon Maid

A Mormon Maid (1917)

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Cinematographer
Common Ground

Common Ground (1916)

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Camera Operator
Carmen

Carmen (1915)

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Cinematographer
Blackbirds

Blackbirds (1915)

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Cinematographer
Gene of the Northland

Gene of the Northland (1915)

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Early Days in the West

Early Days in the West (1912)

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The Indian Raiders

The Indian Raiders (1912)

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Information

Known For
Camera

Gender
Male

Birthday
1885-11-17

Deathday
1974-01-15 (88 years old)

Birth Place
London, United Kingdom

Children
Charles Rosher Jr., Joan Marsh

Citizenships
United Kingdom

Also Known As
Charles Roscher, Charles G. Rosher

Awards
Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Color, Academy Award for Best Cinematography


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