Paul C. Vogel was born on April 22, 1899 in New York City, New York. His brother, Joseph R. Vogel, was a vice president of Loew's, Inc. and later president of MGM.
Vogel began his career in the 1920s and, aside from taking a break from film to serve in World War II, worked steadily until retiring in 1967. One of his more challenging films was Robert Montgomery's Chandler film noir “Lady in the Lake” (1947), which was completely shot from the point of view of the protagonist. Two years later, he won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for “Battleground” (1949). Among his other credits are “The Tell-Tale Heart” (1941), “Angels in the Outfield” (1951), “The Tender Trap” (1955), “High Society” (1956), “The Time Machine” (1960), “The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm” (1962), “Hold On!”, and his only Euro-western “Return of the Seven” (both 1966).
Vogel died at the actors home in Woodland Hills, California on November 24, 1975.
Today we remember Paul C. Vogel on what would have been his 115th birthday.