American Film maker, John Korty, dies at 85 - Obituary Death

American Film maker, John Korty, dies at 85

John Korty was an Oscar-winning filmmaker.

American Film maker John Korty dies at 85

Mr. Korty dies at March 9. He was known for his independent films, many made in Marin during the rise of the Bay Area filmmaking scene known as the “New Hollywood.”

Mr. Korty moved to California in the 1960s. His independent film “Crazy Quilt,” released in 1966, won critical acclaim and drew young filmmakers George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola to Northern California to visit Mr. Korty’s Stinson Beach studio.

Mr. Korty later established a studio that operated for 20 years in Mill Valley. His death cause is not known.

John Korty Age, Family, and Early Life

Korty was also an Animator. John Korty was born on June 22, 1936, in Lafayette, Indiana. He belongs to the white ethnicity. He holds an American Nationality. Korty was born with the Cancer Zodiac sign.

john korty family

There isn’t much information about the family members. Even though we don’t have a lot of specific information about his family. The verified information about his family will be updated later.

John Korty Career, What is his profession?

Born in Lafayette, Indiana, he began making amateur films while still in his teens. He took a liberal arts education at Antioch College in Ohio and obtained work as an animator for television commercials while still in school. He graduated in 1959. 

In a 1963 article he wrote for the Bolex Reporter, he notes that he first took an interest in animation during his second year at Antioch. He developed a cut-out technique and also used various other imaging methods including scratching the film stock, painting, and using objects such as photographs, string, cloth, and scissors.

He would continue to develop these techniques in projects throughout his career, culminating in his 1983 animated feature Twice Upon a Time. Using a Bolex H-16 camera, his television commercial work amounted to more than 30 spots, which he made with four other students at Antioch.

His 1964 short Breaking the Habit was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject.

How much is John Korty Net worth?

The net worth of John Korty was $1 million – $5 million. He seems to be enjoying his life lavishly. His source of income was Director.

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Which school and college did he go to?

He took a liberal arts education at Antioch College in Ohio and obtained work as an animator for television commercials while still in school. He graduated in 1959.

Is he available on any kind of social media platforms?

He was available on Instagram. He has 1.1K+ followers on his Instagram.

John Korty Wife, What about his Relationship?

According to his Instagram posts, he is married to Kaeja.

john korty wife

Physical Appearance of John Korty’s Height, Weight

HeightNot available
Hair colorNot available
Eye colorNot available
WeightNot available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about John Korty’s should be knows

NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
Zodiac signCancer
Relationship StatusMarried

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