Vic Guarnier, sound editor for many classic TV shows and sound supervisor at Lorimar Prods., died April 14 at the Motion Picture & Television Fund in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was 83.
Born in Gotham, Guarnier moved to Los Angeles at 9 when his father, a glass and silverware designer, relocated the family. In 1939, Guarnier graduated from Fairfax High School and went on to serve in the Army 846th Signal Corps Photographic Battalion during WWII and then the 304th Photographic Battalion during the Korean Conflict. He was discharged as a lieutenant colonel and returned to Hollywood.
There he became a sound editor and post-production supervisor at Desilu Studios and on such skeins as “The Ozzie and Harriet Show,” “The Waltons,” “The Lucille Ball Show” and “The Andy Griffith Show.”
He was post-production sound supervisor on all Lorimar episodic shows including “Dallas,” “Knots Landing,” “Falcon Crest” and “Eight Is Enough.”
He retired in 1983 and is survived by a granddaughter, stepchildren, brother, sister and immediate cousins.
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