Abraham Zapruder (May 15, 1905 – August 30, 1970) was a Ukrainian-born American clothing manufacturer who witnessed the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963.
- Dress manufacturer
- Lillian Shapovnick, (m. 1933–1970)
Jan 11, 2022 · There's the man who actually captured that film: Abraham Zapruder. He was 58 years old at the time, a Russian immigrant and dressmaker working in Dallas. A beloved boss and family man, Zapruder just happened to cross with history by complete chance, though it ultimately changed the fate of his family for decades to come.
Nov 18, 2013 · Abraham Zapruder, 58 years old at the time, was a dress manufacturer who owned Jennifer Juniors, Inc., which was located across the street from the Texas School Book Depository. Zapruder, a Kennedy fan, left his Bell & Howell film camera at home since the morning was overcast.
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- He Wasn’t a Professional Cameraman. Most of us remember Zapruder as the man behind the most famous home movie of all time, but he wasn't a professional filmmaker.
- He Didn’t Even Want to Take His Camera. The famous film might not even exist if not for the persistence of Zapruder’s secretary. Zapruder had originally planned on bringing his camera, a Bell & Howell Director Series Model 414 Zoomatic, to work with him to film the motorcade.
- The Film Earned Him a Lot of Money. Zapruder quickly contacted authorities and let them know that he had footage of the assassination. Since Oswald had been taken into custody relatively quickly, it didn’t seem that the film would have all that much value to any investigation.
- His Family Got the Film Back… The American public got its first look at the full film when ABC’s Good Night America (with Geraldo Rivera) ran it as part of a March 1975 broadcast.
Zapruder Film © 1967 (Renewed 1995) The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza It’s been called the most important 26 seconds of film in history: The 486 frames of 8-millimeter Bell + Howell home...
Nov 19, 2013 · On November 22, 1963, Abraham Zapruder shot what has become the most famous home movie of all time: a chilling 26-second snippet of film depicting the assassination of President John F. Kennedy....
Abraham Zapruder Birth 15 May 1905 Volynska, Ukraine Death 30 Aug 1970 (aged 65) Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA Burial Emanu-El Cemetery Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA Show Map Plot Block 52, BB East 1/2 Memorial ID 6247096 · View Source Share Save to Suggest Edits Memorial Photos Flowers Memorials Region North America USA Texas Dallas County