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Peter Zinner (I) (1919–2007)

Peter Zinner was born on July 24, 1919 in Vienna, Austria. He is known for The Deer Hunter (1978), The Godfather (1972) and An Officer and a Gentleman (1982). He was married to Christa Zinner. He died on November 13, 2007 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »


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The Godfather Editor


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 1968 They Saved Hitler's Brain (TV Movie) (music editor) / (music supervisor)
 1965 Deathwatch (music editor)
 1965 Lord Jim (music editor)
 1964 The Naked Kiss (music editor)
 1963 The Madmen of Mandoras (music supervisor)
 1963 King Kong vs. Godzilla (music supervisor: American music)
 1962 Varan the Unbelievable (music editor)
 1961 X-15 (music editor)
  Miami Undercover (TV Series) (music editor - 38 episodes, 1961) (music supervisor - 38 episodes, 1961)
- Storm Over Diana (1961) ... (music editor) / (music supervisor)
- Goodbye to Joan (1961) ... (music editor) / (music supervisor)
- School for Girls (1961) ... (music editor - uncredited) / (music supervisor - uncredited)
- A Woman's Weapon (1961) ... (music editor) / (music supervisor)
- The Lethal Ledger (1961) ... (music editor) / (music supervisor)
 1960-1961 The Brothers Brannagan (TV Series) (musical supervisor - 11 episodes)
- A Matter of a Million (1961) ... (musical supervisor)
- Terror in the Afternoon (1961) ... (musical supervisor)
- The Green Gamblers (1961) ... (musical supervisor)
- Wheel of Fortune (1961) ... (musical supervisor)
- A Very Special Woman (1961) ... (musical supervisor)
 1961 The Deadly Companions (music editor - uncredited)
 1959 For the First Time (music editor)
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Christa Zinner  (his death)

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His family fled Austria when the Nazis took power. They settled in Los Angeles in 1940. See more »


Frequently edited Richard Brooks, Frank Pierson and Francis Ford Coppola movies.

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