Allen M. Davey

Active - 1922 - 1946  |   Born - May 15, 1894 in New Jersey  |   Died - Mar 5, 1946 in Los Angeles, CA  |   Genres - Western, Musical, Romance, Drama, Comedy

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Veteran cinematographer Allen M. Davey was Buck Jones' favorite cameraman at Fox in the 1920s and would remain with that company -- and its successor 20th Century Fox -- well into the 1930s. Switching to MGM, Davey earned an Academy Award in 1939 for his color photography of Sweethearts. That same year, he earned an "associate director of photography" credit on yet another of the studio's major color productions, the classic The Wizard of Oz. Davey's namesake son later functioned as cinematographer on such television shows as The Bionic Woman and White Shadows.

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