Sol Polito

Salvatore "Sol" Polito
Born (1892-11-12)November 12, 1892
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Died May 23, 1960(1960-05-23) (aged 67)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Occupation Cinematographer
Years active 1914-1949
Spouse(s) Frances Polito
Children Gene Polito

Salvatore "Sol" Polito, A.S.C. (November 12, 1892 — May 23, 1960) was an Academy Award nominated cinematographer.

Born in Palermo, Sicily, Polito immigrated to the United States at an early age. Polito married his wife, Frances.[1] Their son, Gene Polito, also became a cinematographer.[1]

Polito moved from Brooklyn, New York to Los Angeles in 1919 to continue his cinematography career at Warner Brothers Studios.[1] He worked on over 160 films including Sergeant York, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Sorry, Wrong Number.[2] 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.


  1. 1 2 3 "Respected Cinematographer, Professor and USC Alumnus obituary". USC School of Cinematic Arts. 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
  2. "Sol Polito". Film Reference.
This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 4/10/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.