Tony Gaudio, ASC
|Born||Gaetano Antonio Gaudio
November 20, 1883
|Died||August 10, 1951
|Title||A.S.C. President (1924-1925)|
Board member of
|Children||son, Francesco "Frank" Gaudio, also a cinematographer, son, Tony Gaudio, attorney, daughter, Elena Gaudio Hipple, daughter, Vera Gaudio Woods,|
|Relatives||Eugene Gaudio (brother)|
|Awards||1936 Academy Award for Best Cinematography|
Born Gaetano Antonio Gaudio in Cosenza, Italy, he began his career shooting short subjects for Italian film companies. He moved to New York City in 1906 and worked in Vitagraph's film laboratory until 1909, when he began shooting shorts for the company. His credits include Hell's Angels (1930), Little Caesar (1931), The Lady Who Dared (1931), Tiger Shark (1932), The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936), The Life of Emile Zola (1937), God's Country and the Woman (Warner Bros.' first Three-strip Technicolor film, 1937), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), High Sierra (1941), Days of Glory (1944), and The Red Pony (1949).
Gaudio won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for Anthony Adverse and was nominated five additional times, for Hell's Angels, Juarez, The Letter, Corvette K-225, and A Song to Remember. He was among the founders of the American Society of Cinematographers. He is interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, CA. His brother Eugene Gaudio, also a cinematographer, died in 1920 at the age of 34.
- East Is West (1922)