Kent L. Wakeford, Mean Streets Cinematographer, Dies at 92

Kent L. Wakeford, Mean Streets Cinematographer, Dies at 92

Award-winning Cinematographer Kent L. Wakeford, best known for his work on Martin Scorseses Mean Streets and Alice Doesnt Live Here Anymore, has died at the age of 92.

On Oct. 10, the director of photography died at the Motion Picture and Television Funds Wasserman Campus. His film career began after a brief stint as a cameraman for the Douglas Aircraft Company and two years of service as motion picture cameraman in the U.S. Armys Signal Corp.

Upon moving to Los Angeles, he took up a freelance job working the reality show Danger is My Business. His first credit on a major film came in 1973 when he served as the director of photography on Mean Streets, which he earned praise for his handheld camera that soon became popular throughout the film industry.

The Library of Congress selected Mean Streets to be preserved in the United States National Film Registry in
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