Fred LeRoy Granville

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Fred LeRoy Granville
Born 1896
Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
Died 14 November 1932(1932-11-14)
Cause of death Complications related to Bright's disease
Other names F. Granville, Fred L. Granville, Fred Leroy Granville, Fred Granville, Le Roy Granville
Occupation Cinematographer, Director
Title A.S.C. Founding Member
Spouse(s) [Mary J. (Mayme) Paynter] [Peggy Hyland] (divorced)
Children George E. and Roy F.[1]

Fred LeRoy Granville was born in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, in 1896,[2] and educated in New Zealand. The 1 February 1922, issue of American Cinematographer stated that he was "a bloody Britisher by birth" and "first saw the light at Worton Hall, Isleworth, Middlesex, England." Granville became interested in photography as a boy. His first experience with cinematography came in 1913 under the guidance of James Crosby at the Selig Polyscope studio in Edendale, near downtown Los Angeles. Granville photographed the documentary Rescue of the Stefansson Expedition (1914) and a number of features and serials for Universal, including Liberty, A Daughter of the USA (1916) and The Heart of Humanity (1918). He also shot several of cowboy actor Tom Mix's early Fox features.

While married to Mary J., he had two sons, George E., born about 1908 and Roy F., born about 1911.

In 1920, Granville went to England, where he worked as a cinematographer and director into the mid-1920s. He died in London on 14 November 1932, from complications related to Bright's disease.

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  1. ^ 1920 U.S. Census
  2. ^ 1917 Motion Picture News Studio Directory

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