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Stu Linder

Film editor

Film editor Stu Linder died of a heart attack Jan. 12, in Ridgefield, Conn., while on location working on “Man of the Year” for Barry Levinson. He was 74.

Linder began his 25-year collaboration with Levinson on “Diner” in 1981. Their films together include “Rain Man,” “The Natural,” “Tin Men,” “Good Morning Vietnam,” “Avalon,” “Bugsy,” “Disclosure” and “Wag The Dog.”

In 1967, Linder shared the editing Oscar for John Frankenheimer’s “Grand Prix” and in 1989 received the American Cinema Editors feature award, an Oscar nom and and a BAFTA nomination for “Rain Man.”

His other editing credits include “The Fortune,” “First Family,” “My Bodyguard,” “Six Weeks,” “Code Name: Emerald” and “Quiz Show.”

Linder began his career at Paramount Studios in 1955. Among his assistant credits are “The Misfits,” “Seconds,” “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” “Carnal Knowledge,” “Catch 22” and “Day of the Dolphin.”

Linder was born in Geneva, Ill. and grew up in Hermosa Beach, Calif. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he served as an illustrator for the Foreign Language School at Fort Ord.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Fitzpatrick Linder, a former HBO exec; a son and a brother.

Donations may be made to the California Special Olympics.

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