Orven Schanzer, Film Editor During Golden Age of Hollywood, Dies at 97

Orven Schanzer, a film editor whose career in the entertainment industry spanned 45 years, died in Los Angeles on Jan.

5, 2022 of respiratory arrest.

He was 97 years old.Born Oct.

13, 1924 in Kansas City, Kan., Schanzer served in World War II before beginning a career in film on the post-production side at 20th Century Fox in Jan.

1947.Schanzer broke out of the Fox mailroom by working for three years as Fox studio chief Darryl Zanuck’s “errand boy,” leading him to his career in editing.

Schanzer helped cut Marilyn Monroe vehicles like “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” “How to Marry a Millionaire” and “The Seven-Year Itch.”“It was a love affair with Fox, it was so wonderful.

I’d wake up in the morning and really couldn’t wait ’till I got to the studio,” Schanzer recalled in a 2019 interview.Schanzer also cut Jayne Mansfield films and the TV series “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

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