Jerry Schatzberg
Date of Birth
Jun 26, 1927
Birth Place:
New York City, NY


Manhattan-born director Jerry Schatzberg left TV commercials and fashion photography for feature films at precisely the right time: after the freak success of 1969's Easy Rider, the studios were scrambling for "personal statement" directors who could relate to the younger, hipper filmgoers. Making his big-screen debut 1970's Puzzle of a Downward Child, the story of an unhappy fashion model,...