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Born:
June 2,
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Education:
University of ca, CA
Ethnicity:
Caucasian
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Haskell Wexler, A.S.C. is an American cinematographer, and a film producer and director. Wexler was judged to be one of film history's ten most influential cinematographers in a survey of the members of the International Cinematographers Guild.

Wexler was born to a Jewish family in Chicago, Illinois. His parents were Simon and Lottie Wexler, whose children included Jerrold, Joyce, and Yale.

After a year of college at the University of California, Berkeley and a tour in the United States Merchant Marine during World War II, Wexler decided to become a filmmaker.

Based in Chicago, Wexler made many documentaries, including The Living City, which won an Academy Award.

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