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Alexander Hammid
Age96 (age at death)
Birthday 17 December, 1907
Birthplace Linz, Austria-Hungary (now Upper Austria, Austria)
Died 26 July, 2004
Place of Death New York City, NY, USA
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Nationality American
Occupation Film Director
Claim to Fame 1965 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for To Be Alive! (1964)
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Alexandr Hackenschmied, born Alexander Siegfried George Hackenschmied, known later as Alexander Hammid (17 December 1907, Linz – 26 July 2004, New York City) was a Czech-American photographer, film director, cinematographer and editor. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1938 and became involved in American avant-garde cinema. He is best known for three films: Crisis (1939), Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) and To Be Alive! (1964). He made Meshes of the Afternoon, with his wife Maya Deren—to whom he was married from 1942 to 1947.

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