William H. Reynolds Biography (1910-1997)
Full name William Henry Reynolds; born June 14, 1910, in Elmira, NY; died ofcancer, July 16, 1997, in South Pasadena, CA. Editor and producer. Reynolds was a prolific film editor, working as a freelance editor since 1962. His workon The Sound of Music and The Sting earned him Academy Awards, while his editing on Fanny, The Sand Pebbles, Hello, Dolly, The Godfather, and The TurningPoint earned him Oscar nominations. Early in his career, he worked for the Fox Film Corporation as a swing gang laborer beginning in 1934. He joined Paramount in 1936 as an assistant editor becoming an editor a year later. DuringWorld War II, he served in the U.S. Army and was involved in making trainingfilms. After the war, he resumed work as an editor at Twentieth Century-Fox and remained in its employ from 1947 until he went to freelance status in 1962. His early films as an assistant editor include The Farmer Takes a Wife, Palm Springs, and Honeymoon in Bali. His films as an editor include Mother Is aFreshman, Give My Regards to Broadway, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Outcasts of Poker Flat, Three Coins in the Fountain, Daddy Long Legs, Love Is aMany-Splendored Thing, Carousel, Our Man Flint, The Great Waldo Pepper, Heaven's Gate, The Lonely Guy, Ishtar, Taking Care of Business, and Newsies. He was also the producer of Time Limit, with actor Richard Widmark.
- Birth Details
- June 14, 1910
- Elmira, New York, United States
- Death Details
- July 16, 1997
- South Pasadena, California, United States
- Who's Who in America, Marquis Who's Who, 1995.
- Chicago Tribune, July 22, 1997, section 1, p. 10.
- New York Times, July 22, 1997, p. A17.
- Washington Post, July 20, 1997, p. B7.