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Elmo Williams (I) (1913–2015)

Elmo Williams was born James Elmo Williams in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma. Orphaned at 16, he attended schools in Oklahoma and New Mexico before moving to Los Angeles. In 1933 he struck up a relationship with film editor Merrill G. White, who hired Williams as his assistant on a business trip to England. He learned the basics of film editing from White ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

High Noon
High Noon Editor
The Longest Day
The Longest Day Producer
Tora! Tora! Tora!


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 1963 Cleopatra (uncredited)
 1956 Blonde Bait
 1954 The Cowboy (Documentary)
 1952 Hellgate
 1952 High Noon
 1948 Bodyguard
 1947 Design for Death (Documentary)
 1946 Nocturne
 1945 Know Your Enemy - Japan (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1943 Forever and a Day (uncredited)
 1941 Sunny
 1940 Irene
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James Elmo Williams

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At the time of his death, Williams was the oldest living Oscar winner.

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