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John A. Alonzo Poster

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Overview (2)

Born in Dallas, Texas, USA
Died in Beverly Hills, California, USA  (cancer)

Mini Bio (1)

John A. Alonzo was born on June 12, 1934 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He was a cinematographer and actor, known for Chinatown (1974), The Magnificent Seven (1960) and Star Trek: Generations (1994). He was married to Jan Murray and Suzanne L. Heltzel. He died on March 13, 2001 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

Suzanne L. Heltzel (28 December 1954 - 30 November 1966) ( divorced) ( 3 children)
Jan Murray (? - 13 March 2001) ( his death)

Trade Mark (1)

Frequently worked with Martin Ritt.

Trivia (5)

Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).
Spent his early years between Guadalajara, Mexico, and Los Angeles. Settled in L.A. in 1956. Worked variously as a bit part actor, before becoming a cinematographer in television. Initially with Wolper Productions, working on documentaries. First film work as assistant to Winton C. Hoch, Gene Polito and James Wong Howe (as co-photographer on Seconds (1966).
He contributed with three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Sounder (1972), Chinatown (1974) and Norma Rae (1979).
Three daughters by his first marriage to Suzanne Heltzel: Gorgiana (b. 1955), Angela (b. 1957), and Cristi (b. 1959).
John A. Alonzo passed away on March 13, 2001, three months away from what would have been his 67th birthday on June 12.

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