He was nominated in the same category the following year for The Last of the Mohicans. Born in Bloomfield, Iowa, Beauchamp was one of two sons of Charles and Ula Beauchamp. The family later moved to Denver, Colorado and then to Fort Worth, Texas.
His first known film is Stupid, But Brave.
He would later appear in The Painted Desert, sharing screen time with Clark Gable and William Boyd. In 1933, he appeared in the West.C. Fields comedy International House, in a non-credited part as a newsreel cameraman.
Beauchamp had a short-lived marriage to actress and comedian Anita Garvin, who is best remembered for the eleven films she made with comedians Laurel and Hardy. He went on to work on several Tarzan and Dick Tracy movies, eventually becoming a production manager.
In this capacity, he worked on such films as Fred Zinnemann"s The Men (1950) and High Noon (1952), Death of a Salesman (1951) and most of Stanley Kramer"s best work, including The Defiant Ones (1958), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) and lieutenant"s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963).
He later worked on Blake Edwards" The Great Race (1965) and William A. Graham"s Waterhole Number. 3 (1967). He was also the production manager on The Adventures of Superman television series, starring George Reeves. Beauchamp told The Literary Digest his name was pronounced "Bo-shawm, both syllables accented alike." (Charles Earle Funk, What"s the Name, Please?, Funk & Wagnalls, 1936).