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Also Known As: Died: May 31, 2010
Born: September 29, 1923 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Cinematography ...
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father: William Fraker Jr. Photographer. Learned craft from mother-in-law; started out at Universal, Pathe and First National before running the stills gallery at Columbia from 1928-1929 to 1934, when he died of pneumonia; of Pennsylvania Dutch extraction.
uncle: Charles Fraker. Worked for Fraker's dad before moving to Paramount, where he later took over the department and ran it until after World War II, when the studios eliminated all their stills galleries.
son: William A Fraker Jr. Second camera assistant. Born on July 14, 1960; had a bit role in father's directing debut ("Monte Walsh"); worked as second assistant camera on a number of his dad's films, including "The Legend of the Lone Ranger" (1981), "Murphy's Romance" (1985) and "SpaceCamp" (1986), before dying tragically.

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