Alexander Hammid

Alexander Hammid
1907 - 2004
Alexander Hammid  American Film Director

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Alexander Hammid was previously married to Maya Deren.


American Film Director Alexander Hammid was born Alexander Siegried George Smahel on 17th December, 1907 in Linz, Austria-Hungary (now Upper Austria, Austria) and passed away on 26th Jul 2004 New York City, NY, USA aged 96. He is most remembered for 1965 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for To Be Alive! (1964). His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Alexander Hammid is a member of the following lists: 2004 deaths, American experimental filmmakers and Experimental filmmakers.


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First Name Alexander
Last Name Hammid
Full Name at Birth Alexander Siegried George Smahel
Alternative Name Alexander Siegfried Georg Smahel, Alexandr Hackenschmied
Age 96 (age at death) years
Birthday 17th December, 1907
Birthplace Linz, Austria-Hungary (now Upper Austria, Austria)
Died 26th July, 2004
Place of Death New York City, NY, USA
Cause of Death Stroke
Build Slim
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Film director
Occupation Film Director
Claim to Fame 1965 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for To Be Alive! (1964)
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Alexandr Hackenschmied, born Alexander Siegfried George Hackenschmied, known later as Alexander Hammid (17 December 1907, Linz – 26 July 2004, New York City) was a Czech-American photographer, film director, cinematographer and film editor. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1938 and became involved in American avant-garde cinema. He is best known for three films: Crisis (1939), Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) and To Be Alive! (1964). He made Meshes of the Afternoon with Maya Deren, to whom he was married from 1942 to 1947. His second marriage was to the photographer Hella Heyman, who had also collaborated with Hammid and Deren on several films.

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Alexander Hammid96 SagittariusFilm Director
Maya Deren44 TaurusFilm Director


Im Spiegel der Maya Deren2002HimselfMovie
Invocation: Maya Deren1987Himself (as Sasha Hammid)Movie
At Land1944Short Film
Meshes of the Afternoon1943The ManShort Film


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