Imero Fiorentino

Imero Fiorentino

Brooklyn, New York
July 12
Date of passing: 
October 01, 2013







Imero Fiorentino was a master of lighting whose talents were a major influence on television production. In 1969, Newsweek described him as “the Picasso of spots and strobes."

He began his career at ABC, lighting some of the best-known programs on early television, establishing a look that remains in use today. Over the course of his career, Fiorentino lit some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Frank Sinatra, Bill Cosby and Hal Holbrook in the 1967 television version of his one-man show Mark Twain Tonight!

He also worked on a Schick commercial in which football star Joe Namath shaved his moustache, and he advised every U.S. president from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Bill Clinton.

His other television credits included Omnibus, The United States Steel Hour, Kraft Television Theater and The Mike Wallace Interview.

Fiorentino received two Primetime Emmy nominations, both for music specials: Neil Diamond: Love at the Greek and Neil Diamond: I'm Glad You're Here.