Burnett Guffey
Date of Birth
May 26, 1905
Birth Place:
Del Rio, TN


Beginning as an assistant cameraman in 1923, American cinematographer Burnett Guffey was put in charge of second-unit lensing for John Ford's 1924 western saga The Iron Horse. The teenaged Guffey handled the assignment with all the finesse of a veteran, but he returned to the assistant ranks as a camera operator in 1928. He was reunited with director Ford on several occasions, notably The...