Frederic Knudtson

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Frederic Knudtson
Born(1906-04-09)April 9, 1906
DiedFebruary 15, 1964(1964-02-15) (aged 57)
OccupationFilm Editor
Years active1932 - 1963

Frederic Knudtson (April 9, 1906 in North Dakota – February 15, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) was an American film editor with 79 credits over his career, which spanned 1932 to 1964. He received six nominations for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing, including five in the six years preceding his death.[1]

His first credit was as an assistant editor on the 1932 film What Price Hollywood?. He then edited a string of B-movies throughout the 1930s and 1940s, picking up his first Oscar nomination in 1949 for the dark thriller The Window (directed by Ted Tetzlaff).

His professional relationship with director Stanley Kramer began in 1955, which yielded his most prolific work and garnered him five more Academy Awards nominations[citation needed]: The Defiant Ones (1958), On the Beach (1959), Inherit the Wind (1960), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963).