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Lawrence Silk

  • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
Date of passing: 
May 21, 2017

Obituary

Lawrence Silk was a picture editor best known for his work on the documentary Pumping Iron, which launched the film career of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Silk also edited the 1997 documentary Wild Man Blues, which followed filmmaker and musician Woody Allen as he toured Europe with his seven-piece New Orleans jazz band.

Additionally, Silk edited the documentaries Marjoe, American Dream (which he also directed), Toots, Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson and Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music.

Silk also worked on the TV documentaries Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years, America’s Crises, F.D.R., Childhood, National Geographic Explorer, Defending Our Daughters: The Rights of Women in the World, Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home and The Hamptons.

Lawrence Silk was a picture editor best known for his work on the documentary Pumping Iron, which launched the film career of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Silk also edited the 1997 documentary Wild Man Blues, which followed filmmaker and musician Woody Allen as he toured Europe with his seven-piece New Orleans jazz band.

Additionally, Silk edited the documentaries Marjoe, American Dream (which he also directed), Toots, Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson and Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music.

Silk also worked on the TV documentaries Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years, America’s Crises, F.D.R., Childhood, National Geographic Explorer, Defending Our Daughters: The Rights of Women in the World, Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home and The Hamptons.

He was nominated for two Emmy Awards — in 1962, for his work on the series The Twentieth Century, and in 1995, for his work on One Survivor Remembers, about Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein's six-year ordeal as a victim of the Nazis.

Silk died May 21, 2017, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was 86.

 

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