You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Anthony Carras, 86, film editor

Won Emmy for editing 'Bob Hope Christmas Show'

Film editor Anthony Carras died Aug. 15 of liver cancer in Laguna Beach, Calif. He was 86.

Carras won an Emmy for editing “The Bob Hope Christmas Show” in 1970.

Born in Detroit, Mich., he served in the Air Force in WWII and then graduated the Pasadena Playhouse College of Theater Arts.

After learning the trade working with Charlie Chaplin on “Limelight,” he served as film editor on “The House of Usher” and worked on numerous other movies for Roger Corman.

Among the films he edited were “Tarzan and the Great River,” “Tales of Terror,” “Pit and the Pendulum,” “Last Woman on Earth” and “Beast from Haunted Cave.”

He also served as producer on films including “The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini,” “How to Stuff a Wild Bikini,” “Beach Blanket Bingo” and “Hot Rod Gang.”

He directed “Operation Bikini” and “House of Fear,” which he also wrote.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine, five children, nine grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.

More Film

  • Oscar-Nominated Film Editor Edward Abroms Dies

    Oscar-Nominated Film Editor Edward Abroms Dies at 82

    Film editor Anthony Carras died Aug. 15 of liver cancer in Laguna Beach, Calif. He was 86. Carras won an Emmy for editing “The Bob Hope Christmas Show” in 1970. Born in Detroit, Mich., he served in the Air Force in WWII and then graduated the Pasadena Playhouse College of Theater Arts. After learning the […]

  • Berlin 2018 Review: Sunday's Illness

    Berlin Film Review: 'Sunday's Illness'

    Film editor Anthony Carras died Aug. 15 of liver cancer in Laguna Beach, Calif. He was 86. Carras won an Emmy for editing “The Bob Hope Christmas Show” in 1970. Born in Detroit, Mich., he served in the Air Force in WWII and then graduated the Pasadena Playhouse College of Theater Arts. After learning the […]

  • Goosebumps Sequel Cast

    'Goosebumps' Sequel Sets Ensemble Cast

    Film editor Anthony Carras died Aug. 15 of liver cancer in Laguna Beach, Calif. He was 86. Carras won an Emmy for editing “The Bob Hope Christmas Show” in 1970. Born in Detroit, Mich., he served in the Air Force in WWII and then graduated the Pasadena Playhouse College of Theater Arts. After learning the […]

  • Jodie Foster Sterling K Brown

    Jodie Foster-Sterling K. Brown's 'Hotel Artemis' Gets Distribution

    Film editor Anthony Carras died Aug. 15 of liver cancer in Laguna Beach, Calif. He was 86. Carras won an Emmy for editing “The Bob Hope Christmas Show” in 1970. Born in Detroit, Mich., he served in the Air Force in WWII and then graduated the Pasadena Playhouse College of Theater Arts. After learning the […]

  • Alexandre Desplat

    Will Alexandre Desplat Take Home Another Oscar? A History of Score Wins

    Film editor Anthony Carras died Aug. 15 of liver cancer in Laguna Beach, Calif. He was 86. Carras won an Emmy for editing “The Bob Hope Christmas Show” in 1970. Born in Detroit, Mich., he served in the Air Force in WWII and then graduated the Pasadena Playhouse College of Theater Arts. After learning the […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content