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Albert Akst

  • Birth 31 Aug 1899 Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 19 Apr 1958 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 8024765

Musician, Motion Picture Film Editor. A former saxophone player in one of the Meyer Davis Orchestra, he worked as a musician in vaudeville until 1930. He joined Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios as a short subjects motion picture cutter and worked his way up to one of the top editors of the company, editing fifty three films from 1933 to 1956 (including "Forbidden Passage," "Johnny Eager," "Ziegfeld Follies," "Summer Stock," "Brigadoon" and "Meet Me in Las Vegas"). He was nominated for an Oscar for his editing work on 1956's "Somebody Up There Likes Me."

Bio by: TLS


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  • Originally Created by: TLS
  • Added: 24 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8024765
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Akst (31 Aug 1899–19 Apr 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8024765, citing Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .