Gabriel Figueroa Biography (1907-1997)



Born April 24, 1907, in Mexico; died of a stroke, April 27, 1997, in Mexico City, Mexico. Avocational interests: Painting and photography. Career: Cinematographer, camera operator, director, still photographer, producer, and actor. Worked for directors such as Luis Bunuel, John Ford, John Huston, and Emilio Fernandez; Cinematic Production Workers Union (Mexico), co-founder, 1944. Awards, Honors: Venice Film Festival Award nomination andseveral Mexican film awards, all 1936, for Alla en el Rancho Grande; Cannes Film Festival Award, best cinematography, 1942, for Los tres mosqueteros; Cannes Film Festival Award, best cinematography, 1944, for MariaCandelaria; Golden Globe Award, best cinematography, 1946, for La Perla; Academy Award nomination, best cinematography, 1964, for The Nightof the Iguana; International Award, American Society of Cinematographers, 1995; numerous other awards.

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Mexican
Gender
Male
Occupation
Cinematographer, camera operator, director, still photographer, producer, actor
Birth Details
April 24, 1907
Mexico
Death Details
April 27, 1997
Mexico City, Mexico

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