The Info List - Paul Weatherwax

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Paul John Weatherwax (July 8, 1900[1][2] – September 13, 1960[3]) was an American film editor, and two-time winner of the Academy Award for Best Film Editing. Weatherwax was born in Sturgis, Michigan, began his editing career in silent films in 1928, and over his career edited about 85 films. His final credit, 1961's A Raisin in the Sun, was selected for preservation in the United States of America National Film Registry
National Film Registry
by the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" in 2005. He also assisted, although uncredited, on the direction of Star Spangled Rhythm in 1945 and Vendetta in 1950. He died in West Hollywood, California[4] and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles.[5] Partial filmography[edit] Weatherwax's films include:

Oh, Kay! (1928) Rough Romance (1930) Lady Godiva of Coventry (1930) Body and Soul (1931) Surrender (1931) Long Lost Father
Long Lost Father
(1934) The World Moves On
The World Moves On
(1934) True Confession
True Confession
(1937) Rulers of the Sea
Rulers of the Sea
(1939) The Howards of Virginia
The Howards of Virginia
(1940) Birth of the Blues (1941) The Forest Rangers (1942) The Fleet's In
The Fleet's In
(1942) Star Spangled Rhythm
Star Spangled Rhythm
(1945) The Naked City
The Naked City
(1948) - Academy Award for Best Film Editing Vendetta (1950) Behave Yourself! (1951) It Came from Outer Space (1953) Ain't Misbehavin' (1955) Never Say Goodbye (1956) Around the World in 80 Days (1956) - Academy Award for Best Film Editing, shared with Gene Ruggiero The Big Fisherman
The Big Fisherman


^ "Michigan Births, 1867-1902," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQ6F-5LB : 4 December 2014), Paul Weatherwax, 08 Jul 1900; citing item 2 p 154 rn 36, Sturgis, St Joseph, Michigan, Department of Vital Records, Lansing; FHL microfilm 2,363,031. ^ "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ29-QGK : 12 December 2014), Paul John Weatherwax, 1917-1918; citing Indianapolis City no 2, Indiana, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,504,016. ^ "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGRD-KYL : 26 November 2014), Paul J Weatherwax, 13 Sep 1960; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0915800/ ^ https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=weatherwax&GSfn=paul&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=6131670&df=all&

External links[edit]

Paul Weatherwax on IMDb

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 53213414 LCCN: n87847798

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Academy Award for Best Film Editing


Conrad A. Nervig (1934) Ralph Dawson (1935) Ralph Dawson (1936) Gene Havlick and Gene Milford (1937) Ralph Dawson (1938) Hal C. Kern
Hal C. Kern
and James E. Newcom (1939) Anne Bauchens
Anne Bauchens
(1940) William Holmes (1941) Daniel Mandell (1942) George Amy (1943) Barbara McLean
Barbara McLean
(1944) Robert J. Kern (1945) Daniel Mandell (1946) Francis Lyon and Robert Parrish
Robert Parrish
(1947) Paul Weatherwax (1948) Harry W. Gerstad (1949) Ralph E. Winters
Ralph E. Winters
and Conrad A. Nervig (1950)


William Hornbeck (1951) Elmo Williams
Elmo Williams
and Harry W. Gerstad (1952) William Lyon (1953) Gene Milford (1954) Charles Nelson and William Lyon (1955) Gene Ruggiero and Paul Weatherwax (1956) Peter Taylor (1957) Adrienne Fazan (1958) Ralph E. Winters
Ralph E. Winters
and John D. Dunning (1959) Daniel Mandell (1960) Thomas Stanford (1961) Anne V. Coates (1962) Harold F. Kress (1963) Cotton Warburton
Cotton Warburton
(1964) William H. Reynolds (1965) Fredric Steinkamp, Henry Berman, Stewart Linder, and Frank Santillo (1966) Hal Ashby
Hal Ashby
(1967) Frank P. Keller (1968) Françoise Bonnot (1969) Hugh S. Fowler (1970) Gerald B. Greenberg (1971) David Bretherton (1972) William H. Reynolds (1973) Harold F. Kress and Carl Kress (1974) Verna Fields (1975)


Richard Halsey and Scott Conrad (1976) Paul Hirsch, Marcia Lucas, and Richard Chew
Richard Chew
(1977) Peter Zinner (1978) Alan Heim (1979) Thelma Schoonmaker
Thelma Schoonmaker
(1980) Michael Kahn (1981) John Bloom (1982) Glenn Farr, Lisa Fruchtman, Tom Rolf, Stephen A. Rotter, and Douglas Stewart (1983) Jim Clark (1984) Thom Noble (1985) Claire Simpson (1986) Gabriella Cristiani (1987) Arthur Schmidt (1988) David Brenner and Joe Hutshing (1989) Neil Travis (1990) Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia (1991) Joel Cox (1992) Michael Kahn (1993) Arthur Schmidt (1994) Mike Hill and Daniel P. Hanley (1995) Walter Murch
Walter Murch
(1996) Conrad Buff IV, James Cameron, and Richard A. Harris (1997) Michael Kahn (1998) Zach Staenberg (1999) Stephen Mirrione
Stephen Mirrione


Pietro Scalia (2001) Martin Walsh (2002) Jamie Selkirk (2003) Thelma Schoonmaker
Thelma Schoonmaker
(2004) Hughes Winborne (2005) Thelma Schoonmaker
Thelma Schoonmaker
(2006) Christopher Rouse (2007) Chris Dickens
Chris Dickens
(2008) Chris Innis and Bob Murawski (2009) Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter (2010) Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter (2011) William Goldenberg (2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
and Mark Sanger (2013) Tom Cross (2014) Margaret Sixel
Margaret Sixel
(2015) John Gilbert (2016) Lee Smith (2017)

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