Ray West

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Ray West
Born George Raymond West
(1925-11-29)November 29, 1925
Detroit, Michigan
Died February 17, 2016(2016-02-17) (aged 90)
Santa Barbara, California
Occupation Sound engineer
Years active 1977–1993

George "Ray" West (November 29, 1925 – February 17, 2016) was an American sound engineer. He won an Academy Award for Best Sound for the film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.[1] He worked on over 60 films between 1977 and 1993.

West also did extensive work in television. He was nominated for thirteen Emmy Awards and, in 1978 won an award for sound mixing for the NBC TV movie The Winds of Kitty Hawk (1978), starring Michael Moriarty, and in 1986, for Unnatural Causes, starring John Ritter.[2]

West died in February 2016 at the age of 90.[2]

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