Elwood Carlton Winckler, a pioneer in entertainment lighting, notably as CBS’ first lighting designer, died last weekend at his home in Greenwich, CT. He was 95.
Winckler was born in 1908 in Bloomfield, NJ. During his 70-year career in theatre and television, he was a puppeteer, actor, writer, set designer, lighting and technical director, film editor, stage and unit manager, director, producer, and educator. Based on his work creating innovative lighting special effects for the Billy