D.A. Pennebaker

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Birth Name: D.A. Pennebaker
Born: 07/15/1925
Birth Place: Evanston, Illinois, USA

Born Don Alan Pennebaker on July 25, 1925 in Evanston, IL, Pennebaker was raised by his father, John, a commercial photographer, and his mother, Lucille; his parents divorced when he was young and his father retained custody of him. While attending Yale University during World War II, he was called into military service and became an engineer in the Navy Air Corp. Pennebaker returned to Yale and graduated in 1947, after which he moved to New York City and worked in advertising as a copy writer. From there, he returned to engineering and founded Electronics Engineering, which developed the first computerized airline reservation system. But after meeting experimental filmmaker Francis Thompson... Continue Bio >>

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