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Else Blangsted

  • Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
  • Birthday: May 22
Date of passing: 
May 01, 2020

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Else Blangsted was a German-American music editor.

Blangsted's career spanned four decades, leading her to work with some of the most well known filmmakers and composers in the industry, including Steven Spielberg, Quincy Jones, Robert Redford, Jack Nicholson, Tony Richardson, Sydney Pollack, Richard Pryor, Carl Reiner, Stanley Kramer, Richard Donner, and many more.

Else Blangsted was a German-American music editor.

Blangsted's career spanned four decades, leading her to work with some of the most well known filmmakers and composers in the industry, including Steven Spielberg, Quincy Jones, Robert Redford, Jack Nicholson, Tony Richardson, Sydney Pollack, Richard Pryor, Carl Reiner, Stanley Kramer, Richard Donner, and many more.

Though she occasionally worked in television – Hazel, Dennis the Menace, Apple's Way and the 1976 miniseries Helter Skelter, among others – it was in film that Blangsted truly left her mark. A partial list of her film credits includes On Golden Pond, The Great Santini, Ordinary People, The Color Purple, The Goonies, In Cold Blood, Cactus Flower, The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Front, Tootsie, All of Me, A Dry White Season, The Milagro Beanfield War, Children of a Lesser God, A Soldier's Story, Under the Volcano, Racing with the Moon, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, Absence of Malice, Goin' South, The Electric Horseman, And Justice for All, Meatballs, Six Weeks, and Fort Apache, The Bronx.

At 88, Blangsted became the first music editor to be awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Motion Picture Sound Editors.

Blangsted died May 1, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. She was 99.

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