A cinematographer who received five Primetime Emmy nominations, including three for his work on the 1970s cop drama “Kojak,” has died. The New York Post’s Page Six reports that Sol Negrin died unexpectedly on Tuesday. Negrin was 88.
Along with his long run on the Telly Savalas vehicle “Kojak,” Negrin worked on a number of other series including “McCloud,” “The White Shadow” and “St. Elsewhere.” He received three consecutive Emmy nominations for cinematography for “Kojak” from 1975-1977, along with a nod for the TV movie “The Last Tenant” in 1978 and another nomination, for “Baker’s Dozen,” in 1982.
“Negrin’s cinematography in television commercials earned four Clio Awards, including the iconic American Tourister campaign of the bouncing suitcase made during the early 1970s,” The Post notes.
Negrin served two terms as president of the International Cinematographer’s Guild Local 644.
“He shared his wealth of experience and expertise with students and aspiring filmmakers through mentorships, seminars, demonstrations and speaking engagements,” The Post reports. “He taught Advanced Cinematography at NYU, The School Of Visual Arts, and Five Towns College for more than a decade. He earned an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree from Five Towns College in 2002.”
Negrin was also the recipient of the American Society of Cinematographers President’s Award.