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Lou Lombardo

Film editor

Lou Lombardo, film editor whose credits include “The Wild Bunch,” “The Long Goodbye” and “Moonstruck,” died May 8 at the Motion Picture and Television Fund in Woodland Hills. He was 70.

He suffered a stroke in 1991 and had been in a coma ever since.

Lombardo’s four-decade-long career includes editing work for Sam Peckinpah, Robert Altman and Norman Jewison among others and films such as “The Ballad of Cable Hogue,” “McCabe & Mrs. Miller,” “The Late Show” and “In Country.”

Lombardo expanded his filmmaking resume by producing the Cheech and Chong 1978 film “Up in Smoke” and directing “Russian Roulette” and “P.K. and the Kid.”

He began his career as a cameraman and collaborated with Altman on 1957’s “The James Dean Story.”

His most recent work includes 1991 films “Other People’s Money” and “Fires Within.”

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Lynn, two daughters, a son, grandchildren and sister.

Memorial contributions can be sent to Motion Picture and Television Fund at 22212 Ventura Blvd. #300, Woodland Hills, CA 91364.

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