George J. Folsey

George J. Folsey

Known for: Camera
Birthday: 1898-07-02
Deathday: 1988-11-01 (90 years old)

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George Joseph Folsey, A.S.C. (July 2, 1898 – November 1, 1988) was an American cinematographer who worked on 162 films between 1919 and his retirement in 1976. Born in Brooklyn, Folsey was hired by Jesse Louis Lasky to work as an office boy in his newly formed Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company in New York City. He earned his first screen credit for His Bridal Night in 1919. Leading lady Alice Brady was so satisfied with the way he photographed her she offered him a contract to shoot all her films. He worked for both Associated First National and Paramount Astoria Studios before relocating to Hollywood and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where he spent the bulk of his career.


Folsey's many credits include The Letter, The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, The Great Ziegfeld, A Guy Named Joe, The White Cliffs of Dover, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Clock, The Harvey Girls, Adam's Rib, A Life of Her Own, Million Dollar Mermaid, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Cobweb, Cash McCall, and The Balcony. For television he served as director of photography for various episodes of the ABC series The Fugitive and an NBC special starring figure skater Peggy Fleming, for which he won an Emmy Award for Best Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming.


Folsey was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography thirteen times but never won. Eight months before his death he was honored with the first Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the American Society of Cinematographers, for which he served as President in 1956-57.


Folsey's son George Jr. is a director/producer/editor.


Folsey died in Santa Monica, California.

Filmography

All 146

Movies 146

Director 42

Self 3

Self
The Marx Brothers in a Nutshell

The Marx Brothers in a Nutshell (1982)

Movie
Self
Judy: Impressions of Garland

Judy: Impressions of Garland (1972)

Movie
Cinematographer
Bone

Bone (1972)

Movie
Cinematographer
Glass Houses

Glass Houses (1972)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Balcony

The Balcony (1963)

Movie
1
Cinematographer
I Passed for White

I Passed for White (1960)

Movie
Director of Photography
Cash McCall

Cash McCall (1960)

Movie
Cinematographer
Count Your Blessings

Count Your Blessings (1959)

Movie
Cinematographer
Torpedo Run

Torpedo Run (1958)

Movie
Cinematographer
Imitation General

Imitation General (1958)

Movie
Cinematographer
The High Cost of Loving

The High Cost of Loving (1958)

Movie
Director of Photography
Saddle the Wind

Saddle the Wind (1958)

Movie
Cinematographer
House of Numbers

House of Numbers (1957)

Movie
Cinematographer
Tip on a Dead Jockey

Tip on a Dead Jockey (1957)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Power and the Prize

The Power and the Prize (1956)

Movie
Cinematographer
These Wilder Years

These Wilder Years (1956)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Fastest Gun Alive

The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)

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Director of Photography
Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet (1956)

Movie
5.67
Cinematographer
The Battle of Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg (1955)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Cobweb

The Cobweb (1955)

Movie
Director of Photography
Hit the Deck

Hit the Deck (1955)

Movie
Cinematographer
Deep in My Heart

Deep in My Heart (1954)

Movie
Director of Photography
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

Movie
4
Director of Photography
Men of the Fighting Lady

Men of the Fighting Lady (1954)

Movie
Cinematographer
Executive Suite

Executive Suite (1954)

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Cinematographer
Tennessee Champ

Tennessee Champ (1954)

Movie
Cinematographer
All the Brothers Were Valiant

All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953)

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6
Director of Photography
Million Dollar Mermaid

Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)

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Cinematographer
Shadow in the Sky

Shadow in the Sky (1952)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Man with a Cloak

The Man with a Cloak (1951)

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Cinematographer
The Law and the Lady

The Law and the Lady (1951)

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Cinematographer
Night Into Morning

Night Into Morning (1951)

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Cinematographer
Mr. Imperium

Mr. Imperium (1951)

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Cinematographer
Vengeance Valley

Vengeance Valley (1951)

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Cinematographer
A Life of Her Own

A Life of Her Own (1950)

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Cinematographer
The Big Hangover

The Big Hangover (1950)

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Cinematographer
Malaya

Malaya (1949)

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Cinematographer
Adam's Rib

Adam's Rib (1949)

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6.13
Director of Photography
The Great Sinner

The Great Sinner (1949)

Movie
Director of Photography
Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

Movie
Director of Photography
State of the Union

State of the Union (1948)

Movie
Cinematographer
Green Dolphin Street

Green Dolphin Street (1947)

Movie
Director of Photography
The Secret Heart

The Secret Heart (1946)

Movie
Director of Photography
The Green Years

The Green Years (1946)

Movie
5
Director of Photography
The Harvey Girls

The Harvey Girls (1946)

Movie
Director of Photography
Ziegfeld Follies

Ziegfeld Follies (1945)

Movie
Director of Photography
The Clock

The Clock (1945)

Movie
Director of Photography
Meet Me in St. Louis

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

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6
Director of Photography
The White Cliffs of Dover

The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)

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6
Director of Photography
A Guy Named Joe

A Guy Named Joe (1943)

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Cinematographer
Thousands Cheer

Thousands Cheer (1943)

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Cinematographer
Three Hearts for Julia

Three Hearts for Julia (1943)

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Cinematographer
Andy Hardy's Double Life

Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942)

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Director of Photography
Seven Sweethearts

Seven Sweethearts (1942)

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Cinematographer
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant

Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942)

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Director of Photography
Panama Hattie

Panama Hattie (1942)

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Cinematographer
Grand Central Murder

Grand Central Murder (1942)

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Cinematographer
Rio Rita

Rio Rita (1942)

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Director of Photography
Married Bachelor

Married Bachelor (1941)

Movie
Director of Photography
Lady Be Good

Lady Be Good (1941)

Movie
Director of Photography
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day

Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941)

Movie
Self
You Can't Fool a Camera

You Can't Fool a Camera (1941)

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Cinematographer
Free and Easy

Free and Easy (1941)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Trial of Mary Dugan

The Trial of Mary Dugan (1941)

Movie
Cinematographer
Come Live with Me

Come Live with Me (1941)

Movie
Cinematographer
Third Finger, Left Hand

Third Finger, Left Hand (1940)

Movie
Cinematographer
Two Girls on Broadway

Two Girls on Broadway (1940)

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Cinematographer
Remember?

Remember? (1939)

Movie
Cinematography
Lady of the Tropics

Lady of the Tropics (1939)

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Cinematographer
Fast and Loose

Fast and Loose (1939)

Movie
Director of Photography
The Shining Hour

The Shining Hour (1938)

Movie
Director of Photography
Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette (1938)

Movie
Director of Photography
Hold That Kiss

Hold That Kiss (1938)

Movie
Director of Photography
Arsène Lupin Returns

Arsène Lupin Returns (1938)

Movie
Cinematographer
Mannequin

Mannequin (1938)

Movie
Director of Photography
The Bride Wore Red

The Bride Wore Red (1937)

Movie
Director of Photography
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney

The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937)

Movie
Director of Photography
The Gorgeous Hussy

The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)

Movie
6
Cinematographer
Hearts Divided

Hearts Divided (1936)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Great Ziegfeld

The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

Movie
Director of Photography
Kind Lady

Kind Lady (1935)

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Director of Photography
I Live My Life

I Live My Life (1935)

Movie
Cinematographer
Page Miss Glory

Page Miss Glory (1935)

Movie
Director of Photography
Reckless

Reckless (1935)

Movie
Director of Photography
Forsaking All Others

Forsaking All Others (1934)

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Director of Photography
Chained

Chained (1934)

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Director of Photography
Operator 13

Operator 13 (1934)

Movie
Cinematographer
Men in White

Men in White (1934)

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Cinematographer
Going Hollywood

Going Hollywood (1933)

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Cinematographer
Stage Mother

Stage Mother (1933)

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Cinematographer
Reunion in Vienna

Reunion in Vienna (1933)

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Cinematographer
Storm at Daybreak

Storm at Daybreak (1933)

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Cinematographer
Men Must Fight

Men Must Fight (1933)

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Director of Photography
The Animal Kingdom

The Animal Kingdom (1932)

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Cinematographer
The Big Broadcast

The Big Broadcast (1932)

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Cinematographer
The Misleading Lady

The Misleading Lady (1932)

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Cinematographer
The Cheat

The Cheat (1931)

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Cinematographer
My Sin

My Sin (1931)

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Cinematographer
Secrets of a Secretary

Secrets of a Secretary (1931)

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Director of Photography
The Smiling Lieutenant

The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)

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Cinematographer
Honor Among Lovers

Honor Among Lovers (1931)

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Cinematographer
Stolen Heaven

Stolen Heaven (1931)

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Director of Photography
The Royal Family of Broadway

The Royal Family of Broadway (1930)

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Cinematographer
Laughter

Laughter (1930)

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Cinematographer
Animal Crackers

Animal Crackers (1930)

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5.33
Cinematographer
Dangerous Nan McGrew

Dangerous Nan McGrew (1930)

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Director of Photography
The Big Pond

The Big Pond (1930)

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Cinematographer
The Battle of Paris

The Battle of Paris (1929)

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Cinematographer
The Laughing Lady

The Laughing Lady (1929)

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Cinematographer
Glorifying the American Girl

Glorifying the American Girl (1929)

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Cinematographer
Applause

Applause (1929)

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Cinematographer
The Cocoanuts

The Cocoanuts (1929)

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7.5
Cinematographer
Gentlemen of the Press

Gentlemen of the Press (1929)

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Cinematographer
The Hole in the Wall

The Hole in the Wall (1929)

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Cinematographer
Night Club

Night Club (1929)

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Cinematographer
Pusher-in-the-Face

Pusher-in-the-Face (1929)

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Cinematographer
The Letter

The Letter (1929)

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Cinematographer
The Butter and Egg Man

The Butter and Egg Man (1928)

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Cinematographer
Her Wild Oat

Her Wild Oat (1927)

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Cinematographer
American Beauty

American Beauty (1927)

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Cinematographer
Naughty But Nice

Naughty But Nice (1927)

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Cinematographer
Orchids and Ermine

Orchids and Ermine (1927)

Movie
Cinematographer
Ladies at Play

Ladies at Play (1926)

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Director of Photography
The Savage

The Savage (1926)

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Cinematographer
Too Much Money

Too Much Money (1926)

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Director of Photography
Scarlet Saint

Scarlet Saint (1925)

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Cinematographer
The Necessary Evil

The Necessary Evil (1925)

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Cinematographer
Born Rich

Born Rich (1924)

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Cinematographer
The Enchanted Cottage

The Enchanted Cottage (1924)

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Cinematographer
Twenty-One

Twenty-One (1923)

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Cinematographer
The Fighting Blade

The Fighting Blade (1923)

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Cinematographer
The Bright Shawl

The Bright Shawl (1923)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Man from M.A.R.S.

The Man from M.A.R.S. (1922)

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Cinematographer
What's Wrong with the Women?

What's Wrong with the Women? (1922)

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Cinematographer
A Game Chicken

A Game Chicken (1922)

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Cinematographer
Nancy from Nowhere

Nancy from Nowhere (1922)

Movie
Rex's Father
The Road to London

The Road to London (1921)

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Cinematographer
The Case of Becky

The Case of Becky (1921)

Movie
Cinematographer
A Heart to Let

A Heart to Let (1921)

Movie
Cinematographer
Sheltered Daughters

Sheltered Daughters (1921)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Price of Possession

The Price of Possession (1921)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Education of Elizabeth

The Education of Elizabeth (1921)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Frisky Mrs. Johnson

The Frisky Mrs. Johnson (1920)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Stolen Kiss

The Stolen Kiss (1920)

Movie
Cinematographer
Sinners

Sinners (1920)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Fear Market

The Fear Market (1920)

Movie

Ratings

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Information

Known for
Camera

Gender
Male

Birthday
1898-07-02

Deathday
1988-11-01 (90 years old)

Birth name
George Joseph Folsey

Place of birth
Brooklyn, United States of America

Children
George Folsey

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
George Folsey, George J. Falsey


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