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Robert Abel
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1927
Cleveland
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 23, 2001, USA

Abel was a Filmmaker / Digital Computer Graphic Artist / Visual Effects

He founded 'ROBERT ABEL & ASSOCIATES' (on Highland Avenue) in 1971.

Abel's education included undergraduate studies in UCLA

From the 70's through the 80's ROBERT ABEL & ASSOC. led the way for visual effects. He is one of the visionaries of Digital Computer Graphics and Visual Effects. Robert Abel mentored a fresh group of talent like: Randy Roberts ("The Sexy Robot") and Kenny Mirman, who designed Escheresque CG spots for TRW that won RA&A praise. "We were making it up as we went along," recalls Mirman, who likens Abel to Obi-Wan Kenobi for his inspiring talents. "Bob built the best playground possible."

* 33 Clio AWARD winning commercials

* EMMY AWARD-winning
documentary filmmaker

* He worked on:
'THE MAKING OF THE PRESIDENT'

* He worked on:
'MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN'

* 'BEHEMOTH, THE SEA MONSTER' (1959)

* 'TRON' (1982)

* ANNIE AWARD: WINSOR MCKAY AWARD (1985)

* GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD for:
'ELVIS ON TOUR'

Abel died at the age of 64

"Give sorrow words;
the grief that does not speak
Whispers the o'er-fraught heart
and bids it break."

~ William Shakespeare,
in MACBETH, Act IV, Scene III 
 
Burial:
Hillside Memorial Park
Culver City
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42681597
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