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Born 15 December 1884 in Amsterdam, Holland.
Died 12 November 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
David Abel was born of Russian parents in Holland, and became a cinematographer in 1913. He worked for The Fine Arts Film Company circa 1916 through 1917.
Abel worked at RKO in the 1930s, and continued working into the 1940s.
References: Slide-FineArts pp. 127, 173, 174, 176, 178.