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Arthur 'Weegee' Fellig (1899–1968)

Arthur 'Weegee' Fellig was born on June 12, 1899 in Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary as Usher Fellig. He is known for his work on The 'Imp'probable Mr. Wee Gee (1966), Weegee's New York (1948) and The James Dean Story (1957). He was married to Wilma Wilcox and Margaret Atwood. He died on December 26, 1968 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 1966 The 'Imp'probable Mr. Wee Gee
Mr. Wee Gee
 1963 My Seven Little Bares
Beauty Contest Judge (uncredited)
 1961 Shangri-La
Man in wax museum (uncredited)
 1950 The Yellow Cab Man
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1949 The Set-Up
Timekeeper (uncredited)
 1948 Every Girl Should Be Married
Street Photographer (uncredited)
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 1962 Here's Edie (TV Series) (photographs - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1962) ... (photographs - as Weegee)
 1958 Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich (Documentary) (special photographer: New York footage - as Weegee)
 1957 The James Dean Story (Documentary) (contributing photographer - as Weegee)
 1948 The Naked City (still photographer - uncredited)
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 1961 Shangri-La (special photography - as Weegee)
 1950 The Yellow Cab Man (effects: distortion effects sequence - as Weegee)
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 1948 Weegee's New York (Documentary short)
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 1948 Weegee's New York (Documentary short)
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 1948 Weegee's New York (Documentary short)
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 1964 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (special effects advisor - uncredited)
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 1948 Weegee's New York (Documentary short) (producer)
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 1961 The Magic Fountain (additional effects)
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 1958 The Ben Hecht Show (TV Series)
Himself - Photographer
- Episode #1.58 (1958) ... Himself - Photographer
- Episode #1.14 (1958) ... Himself - Photographer
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 2012 Bettie Page Reveals All (Documentary)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Books of photographs: "Naked City" (1945); "Weegee's People" (1946); "Naked Hollywood" (1953), featuring distorted photos; posthumous collections "Weegee's New York: Photographs 1935-1960" (1982) and "Weegee" (c.1986).

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Personal Quote:

I sort of circle around the scene not showing a lot of blood, I take corpses from an angle that makes 'em look comfortable. (from a 1968 interview in the New York Times)


When he was 24, he got a job at Acme News Pictures (now United Press International). He took the late-night photo assignments nobody else wanted. He was the first ordinary citizen in New York City to have a shortwave police radio. He sometimes arrived at murder scenes before the police. He estimated that he shot about 5,000 murder scenes during his career. He sometimes took pictures of the ... See more »



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