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Imero Fiorentino (1928–2013)


He got rid of the lurid fluorescent lights that were a staple of early television. He used incandescent lights and shadows to downplay double chins and balding pates. See more trivia »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

Known For

Omnibus Camera and Electrical Department
Hal Holbrook: Mark Twain Tonight!
Hal Holbrook: Mark Twain Tonight! Camera and Electrical Department
Tales of Tomorrow
Tales of Tomorrow Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Diamond: I'm Glad You're Here with Me Tonight
Neil Diamond: I'm Glad You're Here with Me Tonight Camera and Electrical Department


Hide Hide Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (16 credits)
 1977 Neil Diamond: I'm Glad You're Here with Me Tonight (TV Movie documentary) (lighting director)
 1977 Neil Diamond: Love at the Greek (TV Movie documentary) (lighting designer)
 1974 Frank Sinatra: The Main Event (TV Movie documentary) (lighting consultant - uncredited)
 1969 Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway (TV Movie) (lighting director)
 1967 Hal Holbrook: Mark Twain Tonight! (TV Special documentary) (lighting director)
 1958 The Mike Wallace Interview (TV Series) (lighting director - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 18 May 1958 (1958) ... (lighting director)
 1958 The Patrice Munsel Show (TV Series) (lighting director - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.16 (1958) ... (lighting director)
 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (lighting - 2 episodes)
- No Time for Sergeants (1955) ... (lighting)
- The Thief (1955) ... (lighting)
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series) (lighting - 1 episode)
- Sting of Death (1955) ... (lighting)
 1954 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series) (lighting - 1 episode)
- Atomic Attack (1954) ... (lighting)
 1953 Ponds Theater (TV Series) (lighting director)
 1952 Omnibus (TV Series) (lighting director)
 1951 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series) (lighting director)
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series) (lighting director)
 1949 The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue (TV Series) (lighting director)
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 1977 Neil Diamond: I'm Glad You're Here with Me Tonight (TV Movie documentary) (production consultant)
 1965 Cinderella (TV Movie) (production consultant)

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Personal Quote:

They did everything wrong - everything. To fill the shadows around Nixon's eyes, they put a light on the floor in front of him, and it washed him out. And they powdered his beard, which made it worse. [discussing the lighting in the first Nixon-Kennedy debate, in a 1970 interview with the Chicago Tribune]


He earned a bachelor's degree in theater at Carnegie Tech in 1950. He was hired to teach theatrical lighting at Indiana University. Before he could start the job, his father died, leaving him as the family breadwinner. In New York, he sought work creating visual displays. He applied to Macy's, Gimbels, and the TV networks, and was hired as a member of ABC's lighting crew. See more »

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