George Barnes (cinematographer)

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George S. Barnes, A.S.C.
Born (1892-10-16)October 16, 1892
Pasadena, California
Died May 30, 1953(1953-05-30) (aged 60)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Cinematographer
Spouse(s) Joan Blondell (1933-1936; divorced)
Melba Marshal Kruger
Children 3

George S. Barnes, A.S.C. (October 16, 1892 – May 30, 1953) was an American cinematographer from the era of silent films to the early 1950s. Over the course of his career, he was nominated for an Academy Award eight times, including his work on The Devil Dancer (1927) with Gilda Gray and Clive Brook. However, he only won once, for his work on the Alfred Hitchcock film Rebecca (1940). He died at the age of 60 in Los Angeles, California, after having worked on at least 142 films. He is interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.[1]

He was married to Joan Blondell from 1933 to 1936, and was the father of television executive Norman S. Powell. He also has two daughters from his marriage to Melba Marshal Kruger, Barbara Ann Barnes born April 16, 1940 and Georgene S. Barnes born May 7. 1942 in Hollywood CA.


  1. ^ "George S. Barnes (1892 - 1953) - Find A Grave Memorial". Retrieved 2016-02-27. 

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