Sol Polito

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Salvatore "Sol" Polito
Born (1892-11-12)November 12, 1892
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Died May 23, 1960(1960-05-23) (aged 67)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Occupation Cinematographer
Years active 1914-1949
Spouse(s) Frances Polito
Children Gene Polito

Salvatore "Sol" Polito, A.S.C. (November 12, 1892 — May 23, 1960) was an Academy Award nominated cinematographer.

Born in Palermo, Sicily, Polito immigrated to the United States at an early age. Polito married his wife, Frances.[1] Their son, Gene Polito, also became a cinematographer.[1]

Polito moved from Brooklyn, New York to Los Angeles in 1919 to continue his cinematography career at Warner Brothers Studios.[1] He worked on over 160 films including Sergeant York, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Sorry, Wrong Number.[2] He was nominated for an Oscar for his work on Sergeant York.


Polito died in Los Angeles in 1960, aged 67, from undisclosed causes.


  1. ^ a b c "Respected Cinematographer, Professor and USC Alumnus obituary". USC School of Cinematic Arts. 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  2. ^ "Sol Polito". Film Reference. 

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