Robert Faber, who served for many years as the head of the trailer department at Universal Studios, died April 13 of congestive heart disease at Century City Medical Center. He was 92.
Faber began his career during the early 1930s in the publicity department at Paramount Studios in New York. In 1933 he moved to National Screen Service and relocated to Los Angeles in 1936, where he joined Universal.
During his years at Universal, he made more than two dozen featurettes for films including “Sweet Charity” (1969), “The Andromeda Strain” (1971), “Sugarland Express” (1974) and “The Hindenburg” (1975). He also cut trailers for several hundred films including “Spartacus” and “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte, a daughter and numerous grandchildren.
Family suggest donations in Faber’s name be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.