David Abel (cinematographer)

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David Abel (15 December 1883 – 12 November 1973) was a cinematographer.

Born in Amsterdam to Russian parents,[1] Abel began his career in 1916. He filmed a total of 110 films, many for RKO Pictures. His credits include Grumpy (1930), The Virtuous Sin (1930), Huckleberry Finn (1931), The Gay Divorcee (1934), Top Hat (1935), Follow the Fleet (1936), and The Affairs of Susan (1945).

Abel lived for over fifty years in Sierra Madre, California and died in Los Angeles, buried in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. He and his wife, Eva ("Chava") Rayevsky did not leave behind children.


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