Joseph A. Valentine
July 24, 1900
New York City, New York
|Died||May 18, 1949 48) (aged|
Cheviot Hills, California
Joseph A. Valentine (July 24, 1900 in New York City, as Giuseppe Valentino – May 18, 1949 in (Cheviot Hills, California)was an Italian-American cinematographer, five-time nominee for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, and co-winner once in 1949.
Trained in photography, he moved to working in films in the 1920s and from 1924 became a chief cinematographer. Working on several B-films, his final years were spent on the cinematography for three Alfred Hitchcock films.
Valentine was nominated for the Academy Award in 1937 for Wings Over Honolulu , in 1938 for Mad About Music , in 1939 for First Love , in 1940 for Spring Parade. In 1949, on his fifth nomination, he won for Joan of Arc .
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