William Edmondson (sound engineer)

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William Edmondson
Born (1906-07-04)July 4, 1906
Houston, Texas, United States
Died April 18, 1998(1998-04-18) (aged 91)
Portland, Oregon, United States
Other names Bill Edmondson
Occupation Sound engineer
Years active 1931 – 1979

William Edmondson (July 4, 1906 – April 18, 1998) was an American sound engineer. He was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Sound Recording for the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.[1]

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Background[edit]

William (aka Bill) started his film career during the silent film era as a camera operator but switched to the sound department when given the opportunity. He worked for MGM studios on various projects. He is credited on most of the "Thin Man" movies as well as most of the "Twilight Zone" episodes and the "Combat" series.

Family[edit]

William was born in Houston, Texas in 1906 to Josiah Lewis Edmondson (a civil engineer) and Effie Nettie Kennedy. He was the middle of three sons and also had a younger sister who died at the age of 10 in a fire. His parents divorced a year after the death of their daughter. William's father left for Mexico shortly thereafter and was lost to the family. Their mother moved the family to Long Beach, California.

He was also the first cousin of Lon Cheney via his mother. Her father was Wiliam Bainbridge Kennedy and Lon Cheney's grandfather was his brother Jonathan Ralston Kennedy who was the first superintendent of the Mute Institute at Olathe Kansas and later of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 42nd Academy Awards (1970) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-08-25. 

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