Daniel Fapp matriculated from lab assistant to Paramount cameraman during the '30s. Fapp's first picture as a lighting photographer was 1941's World Premiere, directed by fellow cinematographer Ted Tetzlaff. Among Fapp's better film assignments was 1946's To Each His Own, where his careful lighting of Olivia De Havilland (who in the course of the film had to age 30 years) was instrumental in the actress' Oscar win. Leaving Paramount in 1959, Fapp free-lanced with several independent producers; he won an Academy Award for the Mirisch Brothers' West Side Story (1961). Daniel Fapp closed out his career with the poorly written but exquisitely photographed outer-space opus Marooned (1969).