Hollywood's Guy Green dead at 91

Sept. 16, 2005 at 5:55 AM
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Academy Award-winning cinematographer and director Guy Green has died at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home at age 91.

The native of Fromme, England and co-founder of the British Society of Cinematographers died Thursday after a long illness, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

Green won his Oscar for the 1946 black-and-white filming of "Great Expectations," but he was most proud of the 1965 interracial love story, "A Patch of Blue," which he both adapted for the big screen and directed, the Times said.

The film starring Sidney Poitier and Elizabeth Hartman earned five Academy Award nominations and won a supporting actress Oscar for Shelley Winters.

Before Green became a director in 1954, his credits as a director of photography included "Oliver Twist," "The Way Ahead," "Captain Horatio Hornblower RN," "Passionate Friends" and "I Am a Camera," the Times said.

Among the films he directed were "Sea of Sand," "The Angry Silence," "The Mark," "Light in the Piazza," "Diamond Head," "A Walk in the Spring Rain" and "The Magus."

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, a son, a daughter and two grandchildren.

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