Nick Musuraca

Active - 1923 - 1958  |   Born - Jan 1, 1895   |   Died - Jan 1, 1975   |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Western, Action, Crime

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Biography by Hal Erickson

Nicholas Musuraca entered the film industry through the service door, as the chauffeur for silent-movie producer J. Stuart Blackton. Hired on as general help at Vitagraph, Musuraca gravitated towards camerawork, and by 1923 he was a full director of photography. He spent most of the talkie era at RKO, lensing everything from million-dollar "A" pictures to comedy 2-reelers. In 1947, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on I Remember Mama. After a brief late-1950s stay at Warner Bros, Nicholas Musuraca returned to his home studio, now rechristened Desilu, where he spent his last active years in TV work.

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