Gregg Toland

Gregg Toland bio

Birth Name: Gregg Toland

Occupation: Cinematographer

Place Of Birth: IL

Date Of Birth: May 29, 1904

Date Of Death: September 26, 1948

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Gregg Toland was born on the 29th of May, 1904. He was best known for being a Cinematographer. Innovative cinematographer who created the lighting and techniques that gave Orson Welles ‘ Citizen Kane its trademark haunting look.

Gregg Toland was born in IL. He entered Hollywood at the age of 15 as an office boy with Fox Films and by his mid-20s went behind the camera for several Arthur Edeson films. His technique of deep focus, showing background objects as clearly as foreground ones, became a signature look for Citizen Kane and a standard technique in films coming after it.

Gregg Toland was a Gemini and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Gregg Toland is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Gregg Toland’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Gregg Toland’s parents.

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Gregg Toland was born in the Year of the Dragon.

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Zodiac Sign: Gregg Toland was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Gregg Toland was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are energetic and excitable. They hate hypocrisy and gossip and can sometimes be a bit arrogant and impatient.

Ruling Planet: Gregg Toland had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Gregg Toland’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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