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John Aalberg (1897–1984)

John Aalberg was best friends with Ed Kappel in Chicago. They were both in the Projectionist Union, the rules back then only allowed brothers or sons to join, (William Leonard) was the brother of May (Leonard) Kappel, the wife of Ed, Bill changed his name to Kappel in order to get in the Union. Ed Kappel was offered a sound job in Los Angeles, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 9 Oscars. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

Known For

Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane Sound Department
It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life Sound Department
A Damsel in Distress
A Damsel in Distress Sound Department
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 1951 Two Tickets to Broadway (sound recordist - uncredited)
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life (sound - uncredited)
 1941 Citizen Kane (sound supervisor - uncredited)
 1937 Hitting a New High (sound - uncredited)
 1937 A Damsel in Distress (sound technician - uncredited)
 1936 That Girl from Paris (head sound department - uncredited)
 1934 Kentucky Kernels (sound supervisor - uncredited)
 1934 Stingaree (sound technician - uncredited)
 1934 Spitfire (sound technician - uncredited)
 1933 Christopher Strong (sound - uncredited)
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 1947 Night Song (music recordist - uncredited)

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6' (1.83 m)

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