Koenekamp, Fred J.

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Koenekamp, Fred J. Gender: M
Frederick James Koenekamp
born on 11 November 1922 at 10:10 (= 10:10 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
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American cinematographer who worked in television and feature films from the early 1960s, winning the Oscar for The Towering Inferno (1974), along with Joseph Biroc.

He was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on The Man from U.N.C.L.E. in 1965 and 1966. He was also nominated for an Oscar for Patton (1970) and Islands in the Stream (1977). Other films shot by Koenekamp include Papillon (1973), Fun with Dick and Jane (1977), The Swarm (1978) and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984). He was a frequent collaborator of director Franklin J. Schaffner.

He was the son of cinematographer Hans F. Koenekamp. Fred J. Koenekamp died on 31 May 2017 at the age of 94 in Bonita Springs, Florida.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Prize 8 April 1975 (Oscar for Best Cinematography)
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  • Work : Prize 20 February 2004 (ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Father)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 94)
  • Vocation : Art : Photography (Film and TV cinematographer)
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy (Two nominations)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Best Cinematography)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (ASC Award)