James B. Clark

James B. Clark, an Oscar-nominated editor and director, died July 19 of natural causes at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills. He was 92.

He received an Oscar nomination for his editing of “How Green Was My Valley” in 1941.

During his long career, Clark edited nearly 60 features including “Dinner at the Ritz,” “Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum,” “Roxie Hart,” “I Was a Male War Bride,” “The Desert Fox” and “An Affair to Remember.”

In the late 1950s he turned to directing episodic TV and feature films, where he is best remembered for “The Last Man,” “The Big Show,” “Misty” and “Flipper.”

TV credits include “Lassie,” “My Friend Flicka,” “Bonanza” and “The Last Chaparral.”

He is survived by his wife, Isabel, a former dancer, two sons, a daughter, a grandson and a brother.

Donations in Clark’s name may be made to the Motion Picture & Television Fund.

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