Frank Morriss

Film and television editor

Frank E. Morriss (September 10, 1927 – July 3, 2013) was a film and television editor with more than fifty film and television program credits dating from 1968. He had a notable collaboration with the director John Badham extending from 1974 – 2004. Morriss' editing of Charley Varrick (1973) was nominated for the BAFTA Award. He was honored at the 1974 Primetime Emmy Awards as "film editor of the year" for the television film The Execution of Private Slovik. Morriss was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing: for Blue Thunder (1983, with Edward M. Abroms) and for Romancing the Stone (1984, with Donn Cambern).

Morriss was a 1946 graduate of Beverly Hills High School, where he was a three-sport varsity letterman. He attended the University of Oregon for two quarters. In 1948, Morriss enrolled at Santa Monica College.

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