Fred J. Koenekamp

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Fred J. Koenekamp (born November 11, 1922 in Los Angeles , California - † May 31, 2017 in Bonita Springs , Florida ) was an American cinematographer .

life and work

Fred J. Koenekamp began his career as a director of photography in the film business in the mid-1960s. Among other things, he worked as a cameraman for the TV series Solo for ONCEL . From the beginning of the 1980s Koenekamp worked increasingly on television productions. His work includes more than 90 productions. He last appeared as a cameraman in 1991.

In 1974 he and his colleague Joseph F. Biroc received an Oscar for their work on Flammendes Inferno .

He worked more often with the director Franklin J. Schaffner .

His father Hans F. Koenekamp worked as a special effects artist in the film business.

Awards (selection)


American Society of Cinematographers

Filmography (selection)


TV Shows

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Mike Barnes: Fred Koenekamp, ​​Oscar-Winning Cinematographer on 'The Towering Inferno', Dies at 94. In: The Hollywood Reporter . Prometheus Global Media , September 6, 2017, accessed June 20, 2017 .