Robert Parrish


Robert Parrish Famous memorial

Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA
Death 4 Dec 1995 (aged 79)
Southampton, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Burial Sag Harbor, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 233942607 View Source

Child Actor, Film Director. Robert Reese Parrish entered films as a child, appearing mostly in bit parts in American film director John Ford's pictures, "City Lights" in 1931 and "All Quiet on the Western Front" in 1930, among others. After graduating from high school, he began, at the recommendation of Ford, in the cutting room at RKO Studios as editing apprentice, rising to assistant editor, then sound editor. During World War II, he served in the Navy in Ford's unit as cameraman and co-producer for a number of documentary and training films such as "The Battle at Midway." After the war, he returned to Hollywood as a full editor, cutting a number of first-class features. He shared an Academy Award for Best Film Editing with Francis D. Lyon for their 1947 film "Body and Soul," and received another Oscar nomination for "All the King's Men" in 1949. In the early 50s he started directing. Credits include "Cry Danger" in 1951 with Dick Powell, "The Purple Plain" in 1955 with Gregory Peck, "Saddle the Wind" in 1957 with Robert Taylor, "The Wonderful Country" in 1959 with Robert Mitchum, "In the French Style" in 1963 and "The Marseille Contract" in 1974 with Michael Caine. He wrote two books of Hollywood memoirs, the first, "Growing up in Hollywood" in 1976 became a bestseller.

Bio by: Fritz Tauber



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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Fritz Tauber
  • Added: 12 Nov 2021
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 233942607
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Parrish (4 Jan 1916–4 Dec 1995), Find a Grave Memorial ID 233942607, citing Oakland Cemetery, Sag Harbor, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .