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|Born||Floyd Delafield Crosby
December 12, 1899
West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
|Died||September 30, 1985
Ojai, California, United States
|Spouse(s)||Aliph Van Cortland Whitehead
(1960-1985; his death)
In 1940, he married Aliph Van Cortland Whitehead and had two children: David Crosby of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and the late, reclusive singer-songwriter Ethan Crosby (1937-1997).
During his career, Floyd Crosby was involved in the cinematography of more than 100 full-length movies. He won the 1931 Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on the film Tabu. He was also the cinematographer for High Noon (1952), considered to be among his best work. Crosby also worked with B-movie director Roger Corman on several films.
- Tabu (1931) – Crosby won an Academy Award for cinematography at the fourth Academy Award celebration for his work on this film.
- Mato Grosso: the Great Brazilian Wilderness (1931) likely the first sync sound documentary made in the field, in Mato Grosso, Brazil.
- The Plow that Broke the Plains (1936), a New Deal Resettlement Administration documentary directed by Pare Lorentz.
- Traffic with the Devil (1946), a documentary short nominated for an Academy Award.
- Devil Take Us (1952), a documentary short nominated for two Academy Awards.
- High Noon (1952) – A western movie, generally considered to be his most contemporarily praised film.
- The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) – One of several widescreen horror films Crosby shot for director Roger Corman.