OMG! Patton and Towering Inferno Cinematographer Fred Koenekamp Dies at 94

OMG! Patton and Towering Inferno Cinematographer Fred Koenekamp Dies at 94

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Cinematographer Fred Koenekamp has died. He was 94.

Koenekamp won an Oscar for the 1974 disaster epic “The Towering Inferno.

According to a representative for the American Society of Cinematographers said Friday that Koenekamp died on May 31.

He had over 90 credits to his name and often collaborated with director Franklin J. Schaffner.

He earned Oscar-nominations for Schaffner’s “Patton” and “Islands in the Stream.” He was given the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.

Koenekamp was born in Los Angeles to an Oscar-nominated cinematographer father.

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