Bert Bates

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Bert Bates
Born (1907-08-18)18 August 1907
Walthamstow, London, England
Died 23 April 1976(1976-04-23) (aged 68)
Barnet, London, England
Other names A.S. Bates
Occupation Film editor
Years active 1931–1973

Bert Bates (18 August 1907 – 23 April 1976) was a British film editor, sometimes credited as A. S. Bates. He worked on more than sixty films during his career. Bates edited his first feature film, Many Waters, in 1931. He went on to be employed by many leading British studios, working on films by directors including Alfred Hitchcock, Anatole Litvak and Carol Reed.

At the end of his career he worked on two James Bond films, Diamonds Are Forever[1][2] and Live and Let Die.

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  1. ^ Canby, Vincent (18 December 1971). "A Benign Bond:007 Stars in 'Diamonds Are Forever'". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Chapman, James (2008). Licence to Thrill: A Cultural History of the James Bond Films. I.B. Tauris. p. 297. ISBN 978-1845115159. 

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