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Director, John Frankenheimer, was born John Michael Frankenheimer on Feb 19, 1930 in New York City, NY. Frankenheimer died at the age of 72 on Jul 6, 2002 in Los Angeles, CA and was cremated and his ashes given to family or friend.

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Frankenheimer was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame .

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: Interviews, Essays, and Profiles

By Rick29 on Apr 22, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

In his new book : Interviews, Essays, and Profiles, editor Stephen B. Armstrong lets his subject largely speak for himself. The result is a fascinating look inside the mind of a filmmaker whose career ranged from bonafide classics--such as The Manchurian Candidate and Seven Days in... Read full article


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John Frankenheimer Facts
Famous for his use of innovative camera angles, Frankenheimer was acclaimed for a shot in The Manchurian Candidate (1962) that is slightly out of focus. Frankenheimer said that the shot was an accident.

When Senator Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968, it was his good friend John Frankenheimer who had personally driven him there that day.

Directed the television debuts of Sir John Gielgud and Ingrid Bergman in "The Browning Version" episode for "The DuPont Show of the Month" (1957) and The Turn of the Screw (1959/I) (TV), respectively.

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