Robert F. Shugrue, Emmy-winning film editor who worked on TV movies, miniseries and feature films, died Saturday of heart failure in Los Angeles. He was 62.
Shugrue started out as a staff apprentice editor for Universal Television’s Revue Studios on the Republic lot in Studio City in 1956. He worked on such TV series as “The Millionaire,” “Leave It to Beaver” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.”
Early TV movie credits include “The California Kid” (1974) with Martin Sheen and Nick Nolte.
Shugrue’s feature credits include three films for director John Frankenheimer — “52 Pick-Up” (1986), “Dead Bang” (1989) and “The Fourth War” (1990) — as well as “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” (1984).
He received an Emmy for the 1982 miniseries “A Woman Called Golda,” and earned Emmy nominations for the TV movie “The Neon Ceiling” (1970) as well as the miniseries “The Thornbirds, Part 1” (1983) and Stephen King’s “It” (1990).
Shugrue was an active member of the Motion Picture Academy.
He is survived by his brother, Michael, an NBC News cameraman; two sons, Robert, an editor, and David; a daughter, Nicole, an executive director of feature post-production at Fox Searchlight; and three grandsons, Josh, Jake and Brandon.
Memorial services will be held Friday at 4:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 4390 Colfax Ave., North Hollywood.
Family requests donations be made to the American Heart Assn., the Motion Picture and Television Fund or the Humane Society.