Gerald Hirschfeld, American cinematographer, Died at 95


Gerald Hirschfeld was born on April 25, 1921, and died on February 13, 2017.

He was an American cinematographer.

He began his career in 1949 as a cinematographer for documentaries like Jack Arnold’s With These Hands.

Throughout his life he has worked with directors like Sidney Lumet, John G. Avildsen, Frank Perry, Michael Crichton and Gene Wilder.

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

Gerald Hirschfeld passed away a 95 years old.