Bill Cunningham Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Bill Cunningham Biography
  • Name: Bill Cunningham
  • Age at Death: 87 years old
  • Height: Unknown
  • Occupation: Photographer
  • Net Worth: Pending
  • Status: Deceased

Bill Cunningham was an American fashion photographer who worked nearly 40 years for the New York Times. He often times rode a bicycle while sporting his signature blue jacket. Cunningham was born William J. Cunningham Jr. on March 13, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts. He grew up in an Irish Catholic household with two sisters and an older brother. He attended Harvard University briefly before dropping out. He moved to New York in 1948 where he worked in the advertising department at Bonwit Teller. He also served in the US Army during the Korean War.

Following his brief stint in college, Cunningham made and sold hats under the name “William J”. His store which catered to high-society women closed down in 1962. He also worked at a Manhattan dress shop whose celebrity clients included Marilyn Monroe, Katharine Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy. Cunningham contributed to several publications including Women’s Wear Daily, Vogue and the Chicago Tribune. He worked on the project “Facades” from 1968 to 1976. Facades was a visual project which linked fashion to Manhattan’s structural landmarks.

Cunningham began his long tenure with the New York Times in the 1970s. He contributed hundreds of photographs to the Times before landing a full-time position in 1993. He was known for the photographic columns ‘Evening Hours’ and ‘On the Street’. Cunningham was named photographer of the year in 1983 by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. He was named a “Living Landmark” in 2009 by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. The documentary film, Bill Cunningham New York, was released in 2010. It was directed by Richard Press and produced by Philip Gefter.

Bill Cunningham died on June 25, 2016 at the age of 87. His reported cause of death was complications from stroke.

Bill Cunningham Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Bill Cunningham Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: William J. Cunningham Jr.
  • Birthday: March 13, 1929
  • Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
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  • Occupation: Photographer
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  • Death-O-Meter: Dead
  • Died: June 25, 2016
  • Cause of Death: Stroke
  • Place of Death: New York City, U.S.

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