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Gerald Hirschfeld, A.S.C. (25 April 1921 – 13 February 2017[1]) was an American cinematographer.

Gerald Hirschfeld
Born(1921-04-25)25 April 1921
Died13 February 2017(2017-02-13) (aged 95)



Hirschfeld started his career in 1949 as a cinematographer for documentaries like Jack Arnold's With These Hands. During his life he has worked with directors like Sidney Lumet, John G. Avildsen, Frank Perry, Michael Crichton and Gene Wilder.

His most famous work is for Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein: he shot the picture entirely in black-and-white, a rarity in the 1970s.

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  1. ^ "Gerald Hirschfeld Dies: 'Young Frankenstein' & 'Fail-Safe' Lensman Was 95". Retrieved 20 February 2017.

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