Robert de Grasse
Date of Birth
Feb 09, 1900
Birth Place:
Maplewood, NJ


Cinematographer Robert DeGrasse entered films through the auspices of his uncles, actor Sam DeGrasse and director Joseph DeGrasse. Working his way up from camera operator to full director of photography, De Grasse soon proved he was more than just another stray Hollywood relative. In the early talkie era, De Grasse returned to his humble beginnings as a cameraman; reportedly, he did so willingly,...