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Norman Hollyn

  • Birthplace: New York
  • Birthday: May 11
Date of passing: 
March 17, 2019

Obituary

Obituary: 

Norman Hollyn was an American film and music editor.

Hollyn graduated from Stony Brook University in New York with a degree in theater arts.

He worked on several notable films as an assistant editor, including Bob Fosse’s Lenny (1974), and Sidney Lumet’s Network (1976). He also worked as an assistant music editor on Milos Forman’s Hair (1979) and an assistant editor on Alan Parker’s Fame (1980).

Norman Hollyn was an American film and music editor.

Hollyn graduated from Stony Brook University in New York with a degree in theater arts.

He worked on several notable films as an assistant editor, including Bob Fosse’s Lenny (1974), and Sidney Lumet’s Network (1976). He also worked as an assistant music editor on Milos Forman’s Hair (1979) and an assistant editor on Alan Parker’s Fame (1980).

Hollyn built an impressive list of credits while working as an assistant and would go on to work on even more iconic films including the Oscar-winning Sophie’s Choice (with Meryl Streep), and Heathers (with Winona Ryder and Christian Slater). He also served as music editor on Francis Ford Coppola’s The Cotton Club.

His television credits include episodes of The Equalizer, The Magical World of Disney, American Playhouse, and the miniseries Wild Palms (produced by Oliver Stone).

Hollyn died March 17, 2019, in Yokohama, Japan. He was 66.

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