Gray Frederickson, an Oklahoma City filmmaker who won an Academy Award, passed away at the age of 85.
How Did Gray Frederickson Die?
Academy Award-winning Oklahoma City filmmaker Gray Frederickson died Sunday, November 20, 2022 at the age of 85.
Gray Frederickson Cause of Death
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Who was Gray Frederickson?
Frederickson, who was born and reared in Oklahoma City, came the closest to a career in film as a young man by working as an usher at the Lakeside Theater in the 1950s.
Frederickson, a graduate of the Casady School and the University of Oklahoma, also studied abroad at the University of Lausanne.
From then, he relocated to Rome, where he began his career in film as the producer of “Nakita” in 1963. More possibilities came, as a result, such as the chance to work as the production manager on the Italian film “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” directed by Sergio Leone. Clint Eastwood, the star of that movie, and Frederickson grew close over time.
With the 1970 Robert Redford film “Little Fauss and Big Halsy,” Frederickson took his burgeoning career to Hollywood and formed an important bond with fellow producer Albert S. Ruddy.
He and Ruddy collaborated with studio stalwart Robert Evans two years later to produce Coppola’s “The Godfather.”
Gray Frederickson Interview
In a 2019 interview with The Oklahoman, Frederickson stated that he thought being inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame was a higher honor than receiving his Academy Award.
“Oscar is an award for best picture. Oklahoma Hall of Fame is an award for me, so that’s why this is the best,” he said.
“It’s special because of Oklahoma. I’m Oklahoma. I mean, it’s like another appendage for me. It’s part of me; it’s who I am. And to be accepted by Oklahoma is really the pinnacle of everything for me.”
We wish him eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, family, friends. May he rest in peace.