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Cinematographer Fraker dead at 86

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Jun 02, 2010 | 9:15am EDT

The filmmaker, who was nominated for six Oscars, died in Los Angeles on Monday (31May10).

His film credits include Heaven Can Wait, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, madcap cult movie 1941, Rosemary’s Baby and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

After serving in World War Two, Fraker began a career as a photographer and his first project involved a Marilyn Monroe calendar.

He got his start as a camera operator on the popular TV show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and landed his first job as a cinematographer in 1967's Games.

Fraker went on to work with moviemaking greats like Roman Polanski, Steven Spielberg and Milos Forman.

He also directed Lee Marvin and Jack Palance in 1970 western Monte Walsh and the films The Legend of the Lone Ranger and A Reflection of Fear.

He was working on the movie Section B, with Tippi Hedren, Cyndi Lauper and Marla Maples, when he died.

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