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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.

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

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)[1][2].

His professional relationship with director Stanley Kramer began in 1955, which yielded his most prolific work and garnered him five more Academy Awards nominations: The Defiant Ones (1958)[3], On the Beach (1959)[4], Inherit the Wind (1960)[5], Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)[6], and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)[7].

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  1. ^ "The 22nd Academy Awards (1950) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Official Academy Awards® Database". Archived from the original on 2012-07-07. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  3. ^ "The 31st Academy Awards (1959) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  4. ^ "The 32nd Academy Awards (1960) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  5. ^ "The 33rd Academy Awards (1961) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on October 15, 2015. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "The 34th Academy Awards (1962) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on February 15, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  7. ^ "The 36th Academy Awards (1964) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on May 2, 2015. Retrieved May 4, 2015.

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