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Elderly pedestrian killed in Burbank was well-known photographer

May 23, 2012 | 11:13 am

A 101-year-old man who died after being struck as he crossed a Burbank street was a well-known photographer who worked with Hollywood studios.

Otto Jensen was hit just before 8:20 p.m. Tuesday as he crossed Olive Avenue near the studio he has operated for 60 years, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.

Jensen was pronounced dead at Saint Joseph's Medical Center, Ryburn said. The driver of the sedan, identified as 91-year-old Mary Beaumont, has not been charged pending an ongoing investigation.

The Burbank Leader called Jensen a "staple" in the community, and said the photographer had shot stars and cast photos for Hollywood studios throughout his career.

In an interview with ESNEWS last year, the former boxer said he was Manny Pacquiano's biggest fan and smoked two cigars a day. When asked what contributed to his long life, he said: "I learned to take it easy."

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— Kate Mather and Jason Wells and Maria Hsin, Times Community News
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