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Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Died in Arroyo Grande, California, USA  (undisclosed)
Birth NameHerbert Neil Travis

Mini Bio (1)

Herbert Neil Travis was born on 12th October 1936 and studied Advertising and Theatre Arts at the University of California in his native Los Angeles. He began his career as an assistant editor at Paramount studios in his early twenties,becoming second editor on a series of television shows for Fox and in 1970 received his first credit as a film cutter for 'The Travelling Executioner'. His career spanned some four decade,the highlight probably being the Academy Award he received for his work on' Dancing With Wolves',paring an extremely long director's cut down to the finished product. A member of the American Cinema Editors society he received a career achievement award in 2010 and his last,Emmy-nominated,work was editing the 79th Academy Awards. Neil Travis died of natural causes on March 28 2012 at his home in Arroyo Grande,California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: don @ minifie-1

Family (1)

Spouse Ruth (? - 28 March 2012)  (his death)  (2 children)

Trivia (4)

Graduated with a B.A. in advertising and theatre art from UCLA. Started work as assistant editor at Paramount. His outstanding achievement was his Oscar-winning work on Dances with Wolves (1990), which he pared down from the original 'rough cut' of over five hours, to 181 minutes.
Friend of James Cromwell and Morgan Freeman.
His 'Indian name' during the filming of 'Dances with Wolves' was "Over-the-Hill".
Motion Picture Editors Guild - union member for 51 years.

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