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Also Known As: Jerry Hirschfeld Died:
Born: April 25, 1921 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: director of photography, photographer

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Celebrated for recreating the look of Universal's 1930s horror films in his work on Mel Brooks' 1974 spoof, "Young Frankenstein". Hirschfeld is also noted for his ability to add polish to moderately budgeted projects.

Celebrated for recreating the look of Universal's 1930s horror films in his work on Mel Brooks' 1974 spoof, "Young Frankenstein". Hirschfeld is also noted for his ability to add polish to moderately budgeted projects.

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Began career as a professional still photographer
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During WWII, served in the photographic section of US Army Signal Corps
1948:
First feature, for the Army, "Shades of Gray"
1949:
Standard feature debut, credited for photography, "C-Man"
1950:
First cinematography credit, "Guilty Bystander"
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Spent time in Cuba during the 1950s where he reportedly photographed two musical shorts
1964:
Returned to Hollywood filmmaking after 15 year hiatus, functioned as D.P. For Sidney Lumet's, "Fail Safe"
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Served as Vice President of MPO Videotronics Corp
1967:
First collaboration with Larry Peerce, "The Incident"
1973:
TV-movie debut, credited as director of photography, "The Affair"
1974:
Herralded for his work on the cult classic, "Young Frankenstein", credited as DP
1978:
Provided additional photography for the miniseries, "King"
1983:
Credited as one of four directors for the network series, "Mr. Smith"
1989:
Most recently collaborated with Larry Peerce for the Showtime miniseries, "The Neon Empire"
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Columbia University: New York , New York -

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