DA Pennebaker

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Birthday
15, 1925
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Aug 1, 2019 (94)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
15, 1925
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Aug 1, 2019 (94)

About

Pioneer of the documentary style known as Direct Cinema, he was a recipient of the Academy Honorary Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2012.

Before Fame

His directorial debut was a short titled Daybreak Express that was released in 1953.

Trivia

Some of his most significant works were called Primary, Dont Look Back, Monterey Pop, and The War Room.

Family Life

In 1982, he married his third wife Chris Hegedus, his partner for documentary film making. He had a total of eight kids.

Associated With

Arguably his most celebrated work is Dont Look Back, a film and rock history landmark documentary that primarily featured Bob Dylan.