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Robert De Grasse

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Robert De Grasse
Born(1900-02-09)February 9, 1900
DiedJanuary 28, 1971(1971-01-28) (aged 70)
Other namesBob De Grasse
RelativesSam De Grasse (uncle)

Robert De Grasse (February 9, 1900 – January 28, 1971) was an American cinematographer and member of the American Society of Cinematographers. Over the course of his career, he was nominated for an Academy Award in 1939 and a Primetime Emmy Award in 1958.


Born in Maplewood, New Jersey his family was working in the fledgling movie industry. Robert De Grasse began his career as an assistant cameraman then moved on to become a full-time cinematographer by the time he was 21 years old. He was also the nephew of Canadian Actor Sam De Grasse.

He worked on over 100 movies including Vigil in the Night (1940), The Leopard Man (1943) and The Body Snatcher (1945) as well as classic television shows such as I Love Lucy and The Dick Van Dyke Show.

In 1939, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on the film Vivacious Lady.

Robert De Grasse died in 1971 in Newport Beach, California.


John Wayne and Ward Bond in Tall in the Saddle
John Wayne and Ward Bond in Tall in the Saddle


Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1939 11th Academy Awards Best Cinematography Vivacious Lady Nominated
1958 10th Primetime Emmy Awards Best Cinematography for Television The Danny Thomas Show Nominated [2]


  1. ^ Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to World Film, since 1885. 2008. Index home page.
  2. ^ "Robert De Grasse". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved February 12, 2020.
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