Arthur Charles Miller

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Arthur Charles Miller
The House of Hate (1918) - 1.jpg
Miller at Cliffhanger Point filming Pearl White and Antonio Moreno in The House of Hate (1918)
Born (1895-07-08)July 8, 1895
Roslyn, New York
Died July 13, 1970(1970-07-13) (aged 75)
Occupation cinematographer
Years active 1914-1951
Employer Fox Film Corporation
Title A.S.C.
Board member of
A.S.C. President (1954-1956)
Awards Academy Award for Best Cinematography
How Green Was My Valley 1942
The Song of Bernadette 1944
Anna and the King of Siam 1947

Arthur Charles Miller, A.S.C. (July 8, 1895 - July 13, 1970) was an American cinematographer.

Early life[edit]

Born in Roslyn, New York, Arthur Miller began his career at the age of 13, working as an assistant to filmmaker Fred J. Balshofer. The two remained lifelong friends and in 1967 co-wrote the book about the early days of film titled One Reel a Week.

Career[edit]

In 1909, Miller was working in New York City as an assistant cameraman for the New York Motion Picture Corporation. He eventually joined Pathé Frères and although still only 19 years old, was the cinematographer for the 1914 adventure serial The Perils of Pauline. He had a lengthy tenure at Paramount from the late teens throughout the 1920s. In 1932 Miller signed a long term contract with Fox Film Corporation.

Arthur Miller was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography seven times, winning it in 1942 for How Green Was My Valley, again in 1944 for The Song of Bernadette, and a third time in 1947 for Anna and the King of Siam. He retired in 1951 but remained active in the industry as president of the American Society of Cinematographers. He died in Los Angeles, California in 1970 and was interred in the Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery.

Filmography[edit]

Selected filmography:

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