Laslo Benedek, a cameraman, screenwriter and director whose pictures ranged from the adaptation of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" to Marlon Brando's portrayal of the brooding motorcyclist in "The Wild One" is dead.
A daughter, Melinda Benedek, said Thursday that her father died Wednesday in New York at age 87.
A native of Budapest, Hungary, Benedek turned to film after studying psychiatry at the University of Vienna. He began with a Berlin studio as a cameraman and then assistant to producer and fellow Hungarian Joe Pasternak. He was a film editor in France and screenwriter in Mexico before settling in the United States as an editor for Metro Goldwyn Mayer. He also worked as an associate producer of some of Pasternak's well-known musical films.