Editor Quinnie Martin Jr. dies

Was Emmy nominated for 'L.A. Law'

Editor Quinnie Martin Jr., who cut such series as “L.A. Law,” died of cancer July 8 in Henderson, Nev. He was 64.

Martin was Emmy nommed for editing a 1986 episode of “L.A. Law.”

Martin was one of the first African-Americans to become a member of the Film Editors local 776.

He started out as in the janitorial department at Warner Bros. in the late 1960s and worked his way up to the editor’s booth. His first credit was for an episode of “Nero Wolfe” in 1981.

Martin also worked on shows including “CHiPS,” “The Cosby Mysteries,” “Wonder Woman,” “Palmerstown U.S.A.” and “Women of Brewster Place.”

He had bigscreen credits for “The Ink Well” and “After Midnight.” In 2009 he produced “Heroes.”

Martin also owned a home refrigeration company, a BBQ restaurant and an auto transport business.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Sandra; two sons; and four grandchildren.

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  1. June B says:

    He was my friend’s father. I know he’s proud of you Brian.

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