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Albert Nalpas

Albert Nalpas, a longtime film and trailer editor, died Oct. 8 in Los Angeles of an aortal aneurysm. He was 85.

Born in Turkey, he served in the French army before coming to America in 1941 and then serving in the Capra film unit of the U.S. Army during World War II.

Following the war, he worked at MGM as an assistant cameraman. He later edited trailers for all the major studios and National Screen Service, including “Pardon Mon Affair,” Ingmar Bergman’s “The Magic Flute” and Luis Bunuel’s “That Obscure Object of Desire.” He also edited a behind-the-scenes featurette for “Is Paris Burning?”

He is survived by two granddaughters and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be held at noon Monday at Hollywood Forever, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to the City of Hope.

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