Birth Name: Joel Schumacher
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Born on Aug. 29, 1939 in New York, NY, Schumacher was raised by his Baptist father, Frank, a soda fountain worker who died when his son was only four years old, and his Swedish-Jewish mother, Marian. With the intention of embarking upon a fashion career, he briefly attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in his teens before earning a scholarship to Parsons: The New School for Design, from which he graduated with honors. During this time, he worked as a design and display artist for Henri Bendel's department store in New York City before moving to Los Angeles to pursue his true ambition of becoming a filmmaker. Schumacher spent several years working as a costume designer on "Play It As I...
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