Cinematographer William A. Fraker dies at 86

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Bill Fraker, an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer, died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 86 and had cancer, said his close friend and colleague Floyd Mutrux, a director who worked with Fraker on several films.

Fraker was nominated for best cinematography for ‘Looking for Mr. Goodbar,’ ‘Heaven Can Wait,’ ‘1941,’ ‘War Games’ and ‘Murphy’s Romance.’ He was also nominated for best visual-effects camerawork for ‘1941.’

Among his other cinematography credits are ‘Rosemary’s Baby,’ ‘Bullitt’ and ‘Paint Your Wagon.’

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-- Claire Noland