|Born||Henry David Molin
May 26, 1925
Los Angeles, California
|Died||May 21, 2007
Rancho Mirage, California
|Occupation||Film editor and director|
|Spouse(s)||Nita Molin (? - May 21, 2007)|
Early life and career
Born in Los Angeles, California, Molin enlisted in the United States Army, and served in World War II before beginning his career. He first worked at the Columbia Pictures film library and then became an assistant film editor.
Most of Molin's best known work is in the comedy genre, having edited classic shows such as I Love Lucy, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and I Spy. He often worked with Dann Cahn and also collaborated with writer/director Carl Reiner on some his comedies of the 1970s and 80s. They run the gamut from the huge commercial success of Oh, God! and The Jerk to experimental pictures such as Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid and Bert Rigby, You're a Fool. Although best known for comedy, he also edited dramas as well, such as They Call Me Mister Tibbs! and Halls of Anger, both dealing with racial relations.
As his career progressed, Molin branched out to directing the television series Good Heavens, and served as the assistant director on the film Up the Academy. He also was a post-production executive for the TV series Barney Miller. In 1993, Molin came out of retirement to edit his last film, the comedy Fatal Instinct, a film by friend Carl Reiner.
- The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1 episode, 1974)
- Good Heavens (1 episode, 1976)
- Our Miss Brooks (4 episodes, 1952–1953)
- Forever, Darling (1956)
- Whirlybirds (3 episodes, 1957)
- I Love Lucy (105 episodes, 1953–1957)
- The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (4 episodes, 1958–1959)
- The Guns of Will Sonnett (1 episode, 1967)
- How Sweet It Is! (1968)
- Where's Poppa? (1970)
- The One and Only (1978)
- Bloodline (1979)
- Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
- The Man with One Red Shoe (1985)
- Summer Rental (1985)
- Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
- Summer School (1987)
- The Experts (1989)
- Stella (1990)
- Sibling Rivalry (1990)
|1966||American Cinema Editors||Nominated||Best Edited Television Program||I Spy (For episode "The Loser")|
|1967||Best Edited Television Program||I Spy (For episode "Court of the Lion")|
- "Bud Molin, 81, film editor". variety.com. 2007-05-23. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
- "Bud Molin, 81; TV, film editor worked on ‘Lucy’ and ‘Dick Van Dyke’". The L.A. Times. 2007-05-26. Retrieved 2009-02-09.