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Gerald Hirschfeld

  • Birthplace: New York City
  • Birthday: April 25
Date of passing: 
February 13, 2017

Gerald Hirschfeld was a cinematographer best known for his work on Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein and Sidney Lumet’s Fail-Safe.

Hirschfeld also contributed to the films The Incident, Two-Minute Warning, Diary of a Mad Housewife, The Bell Jar and My Favorite Year.

Additionally, he worked on the telefilms The Gillmen; Mandrake the Magician; The Affair, starring Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner; Shell Game; Country Gold; Love Lives On; Child in the Night; The Neon Empire; and Secret Sins of the Father, starring Beau and Lloyd Bridges.

Hirschfeld got his start at 19 years old, shooting training films for the Signal Corps Photographic Center while in the U.S. Army.

Gerald Hirschfeld was a cinematographer best known for his work on Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein and Sidney Lumet’s Fail-Safe.

Hirschfeld also contributed to the films The Incident, Two-Minute Warning, Diary of a Mad Housewife, The Bell Jar and My Favorite Year.

Additionally, he worked on the telefilms The Gillmen; Mandrake the Magician; The Affair, starring Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner; Shell Game; Country Gold; Love Lives On; Child in the Night; The Neon Empire; and Secret Sins of the Father, starring Beau and Lloyd Bridges.

Hirschfeld got his start at 19 years old, shooting training films for the Signal Corps Photographic Center while in the U.S. Army.

In 1951, he received the Presidents Award from the American Society of Cinematographers.

Hirschfeld died February 13, 2017, in Ashland, Oregon. He was 95.

 

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