Ralph E. Winters

Ralph E. Winters and Susan Hayward (1961) Ralph E. Winters (June 17, 1909 – February 26, 2004) was a Canadian-born film editor who became one of the leading figures of this field in the American industry.

After beginning on a series of B movies in the early 1940s, including several in the Dr. Kildare series, his first major film was George Cukor's Victorian chiller ''Gaslight'' (1944).

Winters won the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for ''King Solomon's Mines'' (1950) and ''Ben-Hur'' (1959). He received four additional nominations: ''Quo Vadis'' (1951), ''Seven Brides for Seven Brothers'' (1954), ''The Great Race'' (1965) and ''Kotch'' (1971). Winters' other films included ''On the Town'' (1949), ''High Society'' (1956), ''Jailhouse Rock'' (1957) and ''The Thomas Crown Affair'' (1968).

Winters had a notable collaboration with director Blake Edwards. Over 20 years, they collaborated on 12 films together, including ''The Pink Panther'' (1963), ''The Party'' (1968), ''10'' (1979) and ''Victor/Victoria'' (1982). His last film was the pirate epic ''Cutthroat Island'' in 1995.

Winters had been elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors, and in 1991, Winters received the organization's career achievement award. His memoir, ''Some Cutting Remarks: Seventy Years a Film Editor'', was published in 2001. Provided by Wikipedia

by Winters, Ralph
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