Gregg Toland (Gregg Wesley Toland)

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Charleston, Illinois, USA
Born in Illinois in 1904, the only child of Jennie and Frank Toland, Gregg and his mother moved to California several years after his parents divorced in 1910. Through Jennie's work as a housekeeper for several people in the movie business, Gregg may had gotten a $12-a-week job at age 15 as an office boy at William Fox Studios. Soon he was making $18 a week as an assistant cameraman. When sound came to movies in 1927, the audible whir of movie cameras became a problem, requiring the cumbersome use of soundproof booths. Read more...


Character: Interviewer in 1935 Newsreel

Citizen Kane 1941

Character: Himself

Show-Business at War 1943