Yale Fischman, an attorney, CPA and a motion picture controller, died in Los Angeles Oct. 26 of natural causes. He was 88.

Moving to L.A. from Chicago in 1947, Fischman began his career in motion picture accounting after joining Jack Webb’s Mark VII Prods. He later served as controller for Todd-AO Sound and 20th Century Fox.

He was a past president of the Motion Picture Controller’s Assn. and remained an active member until his retirement in 1979. He remained, however, in private tax practice until 1985.

Fischman’s wife of 61 years, Kate Susman, died in 1988.

He is survived by two sons, film writer Ruel Fischman and writer/producer Harve Bennett; a brother, Maurice Fischman; and six grandchildren.

Interment was at Hillside Memorial Park. There were no services.

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