Henry Freulich

Henry Freulich (April 14, 1906 – December 4, 1985) was an American cinematographer for 31 years.[1][2] He was married to the actress Kay Harris.

Henry Freulich
Born(1906-04-14)April 14, 1906
New York City, United States
DiedDecember 4, 1985(1985-12-04) (aged 79)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Spouse(s)Kay Harris

Early life and career

Freulich was born in New York City.[3] He began his career as a cameraman with Lon Chaney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1922.[4]

While at Columbia Pictures in 1934, he was cinematographer for It Happened One Night with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.[4] He worked on over a hundred Three Stooges films.[2][4] In 1963, he shot a record (which he shared with Harry Neumann) 11 films.[5] He worked in television later in his career.[4] His career continued until 1969.[6]


Freulich died in Los Angeles, California, on December 4, 1985.[3][4]

Partial filmography

See also


  1. "Henry Freulich; Cinematographer". MSN Entertainment. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  2. "Henry Freulich, 79, a veteran movie cinematographer who..." Orlando Sentinel. December 9, 1985. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  3. Hankin, Mike (2008). Ray Harryhausen – Master of the Majicks Vol. 2; The American Films. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  4. "Henry Freulich, Veteran Movie Cameraman, Dies". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  5. Raimondo-Souto, H. Mario (2006). Motion Picture Photography; A History, 1891–1960. McFarland. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  6. "Henry Freulich – Biography – Movies & TV". The New York Times. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
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