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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.[1]

Frederic Knudtson
Born (1906-04-09)April 9, 1906
North Dakota
Died February 15, 1964(1964-02-15) (aged 57)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Film Editor
Years active 1932 - 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).

His productive association with Stanley Kramer began in 1955 and yielded his greatest work:[citation needed] The Defiant Ones (1958), On the Beach (1959), Inherit the Wind (1960), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963).

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