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Robert Capa

AKA Endre Ernő Friedmann

Born: 22-Oct-1913
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 25-May-1954
Location of death: Thai Binh, Vietnam
Cause of death: War
Remains: Buried, Amawalk Hill, Amawalk, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Photographer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: War photographer

Famous for an iconic 1936 photograph depicting the death of a loyalist, Federico Borrell García, during the Spanish Civil War, and for D-Day photographs taken during the first hours at Omaha Beach, published in Life magazine. He was the only photographer in the first landing wave. Sadly, because of a darkroom accident, only 11 of his D-Day images saw the light of day. Capa was killed in French Indochina after stepping on a landmine.

Father: Dezsö Friedmann (tailor, b. 7-Jun-1880, d. 1935)
Mother: Juliana Henrietta Berkovits ("Julia", b. 1-May-1888, d. 1961)
Brother: László Friedmann (dressmaker, b. 1911, d. 1936 rheumatic fever)
Brother: Cornell Capa (photographer, b. 1918, d. 2008 Parkinson's)
Girlfriend: Gerta Pohorylle ("Gerda Taro", d. 1937 war)
Girlfriend: Ingrid Bergman (1945-47)
Girlfriend: Jemmy Hammond (1949-54)

    High School: Budapest, Hungary (1931)
    University: University of Berlin (1931-33)

    Collier's 1943
    Magnum Photos President (1951-54)
    The New York Herald Tribune Special Correspondent (1947)
    Magnum Photos Co-Founder (1947)
    Life 1937
    Dephot Photographer (1931-32)
    Croix de Guerre 1954 (posthumous)
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 18-Nov-1947
    Sedition "conspiring with the Communist party" (1931), jailed and beaten by the Hungarian secret police
    Exiled from Hungary (1931)
    Naturalized US Citizen 1946
    Traveled to the USSR Kiev, Ukraine (1947)
    Hungarian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Sciatica, Smoking

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Temptation (2-Dec-1946)

Author of books:
Death in the Making (1938)
The Battle of Waterloo Road (1941)
Invasion! (1944)
Slightly Out of Focus (1947, memoir)


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