|Salvatore "Sol" Polito|
November 12, 1892|
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
|Died||May 23, 1960
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Salvatore "Sol" Polito, A.S.C. (November 12, 1892 — May 23, 1960) was an Academy Award nominated cinematographer.
Polito moved from Brooklyn, New York to Los Angeles in 1919 to continue his cinematography career at Warner Brothers Studios. He worked on over 160 films including Sergeant York, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Sorry, Wrong Number. He was nominated for an Oscar (black and white) for his work on Sergeant York, and for color cinematography for The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex and Captains of the Clouds.
Polito died in Los Angeles in 1960, aged 67, from a heart attack.
- "Respected Cinematographer, Professor and USC Alumnus obituary". USC School of Cinematic Arts. 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
- "Sol Polito". Film Reference.
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