Robert L. Simpson (film Editor)
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Robert L. Simpson Film Editor
Robert L. Simpson
BornJuly 31, 1910
DiedJune 1977 (aged 66)
OccupationFilm editor
Cornell Borchers and Montgomery Clift in The Big Lift.

Robert L. Simpson, A.C.E. (July 31, 1910 – June 1977), was an American film editor with more than 100 feature film credits.[1]


Born in Missouri, Simpson began his career at Paramount Pictures in 1935. By the end of the decade, he had joined 20th Century Fox, where he remained for more than 35 years.

During a 55-year career, Simpson edited one hundred films, including Drums Along the Mohawk (1939), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), The Pride of St. Louis (1952), Call Me Madam, The King and I (1956), South Pacific (1958), Fate is the Hunter (1964), and Tony Rome (1967). He collaborated with director George Seaton on several projects, including Miracle on 34th Street, The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, Apartment for Peggy, and Chicken Every Sunday. He also worked with John Ford, Sidney Lanfield, and Walter Lang.

Simpson was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for The Grapes of Wrath.[2]

Partial filmography

See also


  1. ^ Robert L. Simpson on IMDb
  2. ^ "The 13th Academy Awards (1941) Nominees and Winners". (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Most popular works with Robert L. Simpson and Walter Lang". Internet Movie Database.

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