Oliver T. Marsh
BornJanuary 30, 1892
Kansas City, MO
DiedMay 5, 1941
Hollywood, California

Oliver T. Marsh (January 30, 1892 – May 5, 1941) was a prolific Hollywood cinematographer. He worked on over eighty films just for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer alone.[1]

Marsh was born January 30, 1892, in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the brother of actresses Marguerite Marsh (1888–1925) and Mae Marsh (1894–1968), as well as editor Frances Marsh, and the father of jazz saxophonist Warne Marsh (1927–1987).

Marsh worked on Sadie Thompson (1928), Rain (1932), The Merry Widow (1934), David Copperfield (1935), A Tale of Two Cities (1935), The Great Ziegfeld (1936), San Francisco (1936) and Another Thin Man (1939). He and Allen Davey received Academy Honorary Awards "for the color cinematography of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production, Sweethearts"[2] (1938) at the 11th Academy Awards. The pair were also nominated for Best Cinematography (Color) for Bitter Sweet (1940).[3]

He died May 5, 1941, and is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

Partial filmography


  1. ^ Chamberlain, Safford (November 9, 2004). An Unsung Cat: The Life and Music of Warne Marsh. Scarecrow Press. pp. 22–24. ISBN 9781461656425. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  2. ^ "1938 (11th): Special Award". Academy Awards database.
  3. ^ "1940 (13th): Cinematography (Color)". Academy Awards database.