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William A. Fraker
Born 29 September 1923 (1923-09-29) (age 86)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Cinematographer
Title A.S.C.
Board member of A.S.C. President (1979-1980), (1984), (1991-1992)

William A. Fraker, A.S.C., B.S.C. (born September 29, 1923 in Los Angeles, California) is a cinematographer, film director, and producer. He has been nominated five times for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. In 2000, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) honoring his career. Fraker graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in 1950.[1]

As cinematographer, his films include The President's Analyst (1967), Rosemary's Baby (1968), Bullitt (1968), Paint Your Wagon (1969), The Day of the Dolphin (1973), Coonskin (1975), Looking For Mr. Goodbar (1977), Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), Heaven Can Wait (1978), 1941 (1979), WarGames (1983), Irreconcilable Differences (1984), Murphy's Romance (1985), Tombstone (1993), and Street Fighter (1994)

He directed three theatrical films, Monte Walsh (1970), A Reflection of Fear (1971), and The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981), as well as several television films and series.

References

  1. ^ Notable Alumni, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Accessed March 10, 2008.

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