Robert Dalva

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Robert Dalva
Born(1942-04-14)April 14, 1942
DiedJanuary 27, 2023(2023-01-27) (aged 80)
OccupationFilm editor

Robert Dalva (April 14, 1942 – January 27, 2023) was an American film editor. Filmography as editor includes The Black Stallion, Raising Cain, Jumanji, Jurassic Park III and Hidalgo, October Sky, and The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio. He also directed the film The Black Stallion Returns (1983).

Dalva was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for his work on The Black Stallion (1979).

Dalva was an alumnus of Colgate University and member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.

Dalva was elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors,[1] and was considered to be part of a core group of successful filmmakers known as The Dirty Dozen, who were film students at the University of Southern California in the 1960s.

Dalva died from lymphoma in Larkspur, California, on January 27, 2023, at the age of 80.[2]

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  1. ^ "American Cinema Editors > Members", webpage archived by WebCite from this original URL on 2008-03-04.
  2. ^ Barnes, Mike; Piña, Christy (5 February 2023). "Robert Dalva, Oscar-Nominated Film Editor on 'The Black Stallion,' Dies at 80". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 6 February 2023.

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