Cinema Audio Society to fete vet Knudson

Mixer gets Career Achievement Award

Three-time winner of the Academy Award for best sound Robert “Buzz” Knudson will receive the Cinema Audio Society’s 1999 Career Achievement Award.

Sound mix vet Knudson received Oscars for his work on “Cabaret” (1972), “The Exorcist” (1973) and “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” (1982). He also received seven other Academy Award noms.

He will receive the Cinema Audio Society honor at the org’s 36th annual awards banquet March 4 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.

Joining the Todd-AO Corp. in 1960, Knudson began sound mixing for feature films in 1965, rising to prexy of Todd-AO Studios in 1982. He retired from mixing in 1990 and as prexy in 1991 and now serves as a consultant and vice chairman of the corporation.

In April 1998, Knudson returned to supervise the digital remix of Warner Bros. “The Exorcist” for the film’s 25th anniversary.

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