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Date of Birth 24 July 1919Vienna, Austria
Date of Death 13 November 2007Santa Monica, California, USA  (complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma)

Mini Bio (1)

Peter Zinner was born on July 24, 1919 in Vienna, Austria. He is known for his work on The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part II (1974) and The Deer Hunter (1978). He was married to Christa Zinner. He died on November 13, 2007 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

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Christa Zinner (? - 13 November 2007) (his death)

Trivia (6)

Father of Katina Zinner.
He worked as a taxi driver and piano player in theaters, before landing a job as an apprentice film editor at 20th Century Fox in the early 1940s.
His family was Jewish and fled the Nazis in Austria, moving to the Philippines. He moved to Los Angeles in 1940.
Oscar winning film editor who did sound affects editing at Universal from 1947 to 1949 and music editing at MGM from 1949 to 1960.
His family fled Austria when the Nazis took power. They settled in Los Angeles in 1940.
Had an appearance as Admiral Yuri Ilyich Padorin in Hunt for Red October. He was actually hired as editor, but due to stylistic differences with the director John McTiernan, he agreed to be replaced but agreed to take this small part.

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