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Also Known As: Samantha Lee Heilweil Died:
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Pioneering British filmmaker who patented several inventions and published one of the first books on film, "Animated Photography, or the ABC of the Cinematograph" (1897). Hepworth set up a studio and laboratory and made several documentaries as well as the remarkably advanced narrative short, "Rescued by Rover" (1905). He was a major figure in British cinema until the end of WWI, primarily as a producer.

The post-war slump that disabled the entire British film industry forced Hepworth out of business in the early 1920s. He later lectured on the history of cinema and made trailers and advertising shorts.

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