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Michael Wadleigh Biography

Birth Place:
Akron, Ohio, United States
Cinematographer, director, writer

Fast Facts

  • In his early 20s, started his career as a cinematographer on independent and low-budget films
  • The team he assembled to document the 1969 Woodstock Festival included a young Martin Scorsese as assistant director and editor
  • Worked as a transit bus driver
  • Ran a nonprofit educational corporation involved in global media distribution an production
  • Best known for his work in the Academy Award winning documentary Woodstock (1970)