Daniel Mandell

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Daniel Mandell
Born (1895-08-13)August 13, 1895
New York City, New York
Died June 8, 1987(1987-06-08) (aged 91)
Huntington Beach, California
Occupation Film editor
Years active 1922–1966

Daniel Mandell (August 13, 1895 – June 8, 1987) was an American film editor with more than 70 film credits.[1][2][3] His career spanned films from The Turmoil in 1924 to The Fortune Cookie in 1966. He had notable collaborations with directors William Wyler (1933–1946) and Billy Wilder (1957–1966).

Mandell won the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for The Pride of the Yankees (1942), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), and The Apartment (1960). No editor has won more than three Academy Awards, and only three others have won three times: Ralph Dawson, Michael Kahn, and Thelma Schoonmaker.[4] Mandell was nominated for the Academy Award for two additional films, The Little Foxes (1941) and Witness for the Prosecution (1957).

Additional credits include Holiday (1930), Counsellor at Law (1933), Dodsworth (1936), Wuthering Heights (1939), Meet John Doe (1941), The North Star (1943), Enchantment (1948), Roseanna McCoy (1949), Guys and Dolls (1955), and Kiss Me, Stupid (1964).

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  1. ^ "Daniel Mandell, Won 3 Film Editing Oscars". The New York Times. June 13, 1987.  This article incorrectly indicates that Mandell was nominated for an Academy Award for Wuthering Heights (1939).
  2. ^ Birth and death information checked at the Social Security Death Index, where it is listed as unverified.
  3. ^ See Daniel Mandell at the Internet Movie Database for list of film credits.
  4. ^ "Film Editing Facts". Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. March 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-18.