Brianne Murphy

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birthname = Geraldine Brianne Murphy
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location = London, England
deathdate = death date and age|2003|08|20|1933|04|01|mf=y
deathplace = Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Geraldine Brianne Murphy (1 April 1933 - 20 August 2003) was an Irish-American cinematographer and, the first female director of photography on a major studio film. [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0614130/bio Brianne Murphy - Biography ] ]

Biography

Murphy was educated in English and American schools before she set her sights on an acting career and attended the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City and Pembroke College. In order to become "more American", she worked as a trick rider with a rodeo for a season. In 1954, she "crashed" the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at Madison Square Garden on opening night and performed as a clown for the entire evening.

The resulting publicity helped Murphy land a job as a still photographer with the traveling circus and eventually led to her to Hollywood. She soon began working with low-budget filmmakers Jerry Warren and Ralph Brooke, both of whom she married.

In 1980, she was the first female director of photography on a major studio picture, "Fatso". In 1982, Murphy won an Academy Award for Scientific and Engineering Achievement. [ [http://wwwdb.oscars.org/ampas/plsql/ampas_mainmenu.year?year_in=1982 AMPAS - Index of Motion Picture Credits - Films ] ] She was also nominated for four Emmys for cinematography, winning for outstanding cinematography for the series "Highway to Heaven" in 1985.

Death

On August 20, 1993, Murphy died of lung and brain cancer at the age of 70 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Awards

Daytime Emmy Awards

*Won: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Children's Programming For: "NBC Special Treat" (For the episode "Five Finger Discount", 1975)

Emmy Awards

*Nominated: Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Special For: "There Were Times, Dear" (1987)
*Nominated: Outstanding Cinematography for a Series For: "Highway to Heaven" (For the episode "A Match Made in Heaven", 1985)
*Nominated: Outstanding Cinematography for a Series For: "Breaking Away" (For the episode "La Strada", 1980)

Academy Award

*Won: Scientific and Engineering Award Plaque for the concept, design and manufacture of the MISI Camera Insert Car and Process Trailer (Shared with Donald Schisler, 1982)

Women in Film Crystal Awards

*Won (1984)

References

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Persondata
NAME= Murphy, Brianne
ALTERNATIVE NAMES= Murphy, Geraldine Brianne
SHORT DESCRIPTION= Cinematographer
DATE OF BIRTH= April 1, 1933
PLACE OF BIRTH= London, England
DATE OF DEATH= August 20, 2003
PLACE OF DEATH= Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


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