Beatrice Troller (1932 - 2015)
Star of "Cinerama Holiday" Passd away
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Written by: Troller Family
the "Cinerama Holiday" reunion in1997, Dayton Ohio. Fred and Beatrice next
to the cinema showing "Cinerama Holiday" in 3-strip Cinerama. Image by
Our dear mother and grandmother passed away.
Beatrice Stocklin Troller passed away on August 18, 2015 after a valiant
battle with cancer. Beatrice was born on February 18th, 1932 in Basel,
Switzerland, where she attended Kunstgewerbeschule, the school of arts and
crafts. With her late husband, artist Fred Troller, she starred in the
second Cinerama feature "CINERAMA HOLIDAY" (1955), directed by Robert
L. Bendick and Philippe De Lacy. In the documentary feature, the Trollers
toured the United States, while an American couple visited Switzerland and
After she moved to the United States in the early 1960s, Beatrice Stocklin
Troller studied photography at New York University and with Evelyn Hofer at
the State University of New York at Purchase. She received a Certificate of
Excellence from the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Her expressive and
experimental personal photography has been displayed in exhibits at the
Swiss Institute of New York, the Hiram Halle Memorial Library in Pound
Ridge, New York; the Swiss Institute in New York, the Rye Arts Center
Gallery, the Wainwright House in Rye, New York; and the Parrish Art Museum
in Southhampton, New York.
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the filming of "Cinerama Holiday" in 1954/55. Fred and Beatrice in the
middle, and John and Betty York to the left.
Her images have been published in the international magazine Photographis.
She has worked as a freelance photographer and collaborated with the Swiss
writer Jürg Federspiel on Swiss television productions and books about New
She was an endless source of creativity, style and love for her family and
friends and will be sorely missed. She is survived by her loving son Simon
Troller, wife Eliane Santos Troller, daughter Meret Troller Piderman,
husband Dani Piderman and grandsons, Nico, Luc and Jake Piderman.
A memorial wake will be held at her residence on Sunday September 20, 2015
at 3 PM.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a
donation to in her honor.
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