July 23 2024


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Peterman Passes

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Cinematographer Don Peterman died earlier this month at his home in Hollywood of complications from myelodysplastic syndrome, a “pre-leukemia” bone marrow disorder.

Peterman was nominated for an Academy Award for 1986’s Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, losing out to Chris Menges (The Mission). He was also nominated for an Academy Award in 1983 for Flashdance.

Born in 1932, Peterman served in the Army after high school. When his service was completed, he began his Hollywood career as a film loader at the Hal Roach Studios.

Film credits for Peterman include Flashdance, Splash, Cocoon, Star Trek IV: The Voyager Home, Addams Family Values, Get Shorty, Men in Black, Mighty Joe Young and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Peterman is survived by his wife Sally, a daughter, three sons and ten grandchildren.

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