Ernest Palmer (American cinematographer)

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Ernest Palmer
Ernest S Palmer c1921.jpg
Possible picture of Ernest Palmer, taken around 1921, although the middle initial is wrong
Born Ernest George Palmer
(1885-12-06)December 6, 1885
Kansas City, Missouri
Died February 22, 1978(1978-02-22) (aged 92)
Pacific Palisades, California
Occupation Hollywood cinematographer
Known for Academy Award for Best Cinematography

Ernest George Palmer (December 6, 1885 - February 22, 1978) was a Hollywood cinematographer for more than 160 films. His earliest known credit was for a 1912 adaptation of Ivanhoe.


Palmer was born in Kansas City, Missouri.

In 1941, Palmer won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography (in collaboration with Ray Rennahan) for Blood and Sand. Palmer was nominated on several other occasions—in 1928 for Four Devils, in 1929 for Street Angel, and in 1950 for Broken Arrow. He is sometimes confused with a British cinematographer of the same name (1901-1964) who worked on various UK films and television programmes until the early 1960s.

Palmer died in Pacific Palisades, California.

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