John Carter (film editor)

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John Carter
Born(1922-09-22)September 22, 1922
DiedAugust 13, 2018(2018-08-13) (aged 95)
OccupationFilm editor
Years active1956–2018

John Carter (September 22, 1922 – August 13, 2018) was an American film editor.[1][2]

Life and career[edit]

After a stint in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant trained at the New York Institute of Photography and was then hired by CBS in 1956, becoming the first African-American editor for network television in New York. Carter has been the first African-American to join the American Cinema Editors society.

In 1972, he received a BAFTA Award nomination for best editing for Milos Forman's Taking Off.[3]

He died at his White Plains, New York home on August 13, 2018, aged 95.[4]

Partial filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Evans, Greg (2018-08-24). "John Carter Dies: 'Lean On Me', 'Barbershop' Film Editor Was 95". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  2. ^ McNary, Dave (2018-08-24). "Influential African-American Film Editor John Carter Dies at 95". Variety. Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  3. ^ "Film in 1972 | BAFTA Awards". Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  4. ^ "John Carter, Pioneering African-American Film Editor, Dies at 95". The Hollywood Reporter. 24 August 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2018.

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