Robert De Grasse

Robert De Grasse, A.S.C.
Born February 9, 1900
Maplewood, New Jersey
Died January 28, 1971(1971-01-28) (aged 70)
Newport Beach, California
Occupation Cinematographer

Robert De Grasse (February 9, 1900 - January 28, 1971) was an American cinematographer.[1]


Born in Maplewood, New Jersey where his family was working in the fledgling movie industry, he was the nephew of film actor Sam De Grasse. Robert De Grasse began his career as an assistant cameraman then moved on to become a full-time cinematographer by the time he was 21 years old.

He worked on over 100 movies including Vigil in the Night (1940), The Leopard Man (1943) and The Body Snatcher (1945) as well as classic television shows such as I Love Lucy and The Dick Van Dyke Show.

In 1939, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on the film Vivacious Lady.

Robert De Grasse died in 1971 in Newport Beach, California.






  1. Robert De Grasse at the Internet Movie Database.
  2. Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to World Film, since 1885. 2008. Index home page.
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