Boris Kaufman Biography (1906-1980)



Born in 1906, in Bialystok, Poland; immigrated to France, 1927; immigrated toCanada, 1941; immigrated to the United States, 1943; died June, 1980, in NewYork, NY; brother of Dziga Vertov (a film maker) and Mikhail Kaufman (a cinematographer); married; wife's name, Helen; children: Andre. Career: Cinematographer. Worked in French film industry as a cinematographer for directors such as Jean Vigo, 1928-40; worked for Canadian Film Board, c. 1941-43; made war propaganda films and documentaries for O.W.I. Military service: Served in the French Army, 1940-41. Awards, Honors: Academy Award, best cinematography--black and white, Golden Globe Award, best cinematographyfor black and white, and Look Award, all 1954, for On the Waterfront;Academy Award nomination, best cinematography--black and white, 1957, for Baby Doll; Billy Blitzer Award, Local 644 of the International Photographers Union, for outstanding contributions to the motion picture industry, 1975; American Academy of Arts and Sciences, fellow, 1979.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Cinematographer
Birth Details
1906
Bialystok, Poland
Death Details
June, 1980
New York, New York, United States

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