Weegee

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Birthday
12, 1899
Birthplace
Zolochiv, Ukraine
Death Date
Dec 26, 1968 (69)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
12, 1899
Birthplace
Zolochiv, Ukraine
Death Date
Dec 26, 1968 (69)

About

Austrian-born photographer best known for his 1930s, black-and-white images of New York crime scenes.

Before Fame

He earned the nickname "Weegee" (after the famous Ouija divination board) for his uncanny ability to arrive at fresh crime scenes.

Trivia

He collaborated on films with directors Jack Donohue and Stanley Kubrick.

Family Life

He married author Margaret Atwood in 1947.

Associated With

He influenced Joe Pesci 's character in the 1992 film The Public Eye.