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Abraham Zapruder (1905–1970)

Abraham Zapruder was born on May 15, 1905 in Kowel, Poland, Russian Empire. He is known for his work on Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination (1963). He was married to Lillian. He died on August 30, 1970 in Dallas, Texas, USA. See full bio »


(age 65) in Dallas, Texas, USA

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Hide Hide Show Show Director (2 credits)
 2010 The Zapruder Film - Now on Blu-Ray! (Short) (archive footage)
 1963 Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination (Documentary short) (uncredited)
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 1993 In the Line of Fire (assassination footage: JFK - uncredited)
 1991 JFK (assassination footage: JFK - uncredited)
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 1963 Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination (Documentary short) (uncredited)
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 1963 Bronson Film of Kennedy Motorcade (Documentary)
Himself - Onlooker (uncredited)
 1963 Nix Film of Kennedy Assassination (Documentary short)
Himself - Onlooker (uncredited)
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 2014 The Sixties (TV Series documentary)
 2013 Dallas, une journée particulière (TV Movie documentary)
Himself, eyewitness to JFK assassination
 2011 JFK: The Lost Bullet (TV Movie documentary)
 2009 The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination (TV Movie documentary)
 2009 JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America (TV Movie documentary)
 2008 Frame 313: The JFK Assassination Theories (Documentary)
Himself - Filmed the Assassination
 2007 Oswald's Ghost (Documentary)
 2003-2004 Unsolved History (TV Series documentary)
- JFK: Beyond the Magic Bullet (2004) ... Himself
- JFK: Death in Dealey Plaza (2003) ... Himself
 1998 Image of an Assassination: A New Look at the Zapruder Film (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 1993 The Late Show (TV Series documentary)
- Zapruder (1993) ... Himself
 1989 11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 1964 Four Days in November (Documentary)

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I was shooting as they were coming along, and Jacqueline and the President were waving, and as {the car] came in line with my camera, I heard a shot. I saw the President lean over to Jacqueline - I didn't realize what had happened, actually - then the second shot came. I saw his head open up, and I started yelling, "They killed him, they killed him!" and I continued shooting until they were under... See more »


The camera Zapruder used in the filming was a mechanical, spring-wound 8 millimeter Bell & Howell Model 414PD Zoomatic Director with a Varamat 9-27mm f1.8 zoom lens, set for full close-up. The film was Kodachrome II color stock running at 18.3 frames per second. The footage runs only 26 seconds, which is remarkable since each winding of the film's mainspring lasts only 30 seconds. See more »

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