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Born in St. Francis, Arkansas, USA
Died in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA  (heart attack)

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Sam O'Steen was born on November 6, 1923 in St. Francis, Arkansas, USA. He was an editor and director, known for The Graduate (1967), Chinatown (1974) and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). He was married to Bobbie O'Steen. He died on October 11, 2000 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.

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Bobbie O'Steen (? - 11 October 2000) ( his death) ( 4 children)

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He has four daughters: Kathleen, Molly, Danielle and Wendy.
He was born in Arkansas but grew up in Burbank, California.
Enamoured with film making from an early age, he used to find his way on to the Warner Brothers lot in the hope of getting into the editing department. He was eventually rewarded with a contract (1955-67) and started as assistant editor in 1957. His first credit as fully-fledged editor was not until 1964.
Frequently worked with directors Mike Nichols and Roman Polanski.

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