|Born||Joseph Francis Biroc
February 12, 1903
New York City
|Died||September 7, 1996
Woodland Hills, California
Joseph Francis Biroc, A.S.C. (February 12, 1903 – September 7, 1996) was an American Academy Award-winning cinematographer. He was born in New York City and began working in films at the Paragon Studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey. After working there for approximately six years, he moved to Los Angeles. Once in Southern California, Biroc worked at the RKO Pictures movie studio. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, and filmed the Liberation of Paris in August 1944. In 1950, Biroc left RKO Pictures and freelanced on projects at various studios. In addition to his film work, which included It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), Biroc worked on various television series, including the Adventures of Superman and Wonder Woman.
- Emmy Award (1971/2) for Brian's Song;
- Emmy Award nomination (1976/7) for The Moneychangers [Part 1];
- Emmy Award nomination (1977/8) for Washington: Behind Closed Doors [Part 1] & A Family Upside Down;
- Emmy Award nomination (1978/9) for Little Women [Part 2];
- Emmy Award nomination (1979/80) for Kenny Rogers as the Gambler;
- Emmy Award (1983) for Casablanca [episode The Master Builder's Woman];
- ASC Lifetime Achievement Award .