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Dale Johnston

Sound editor

Emmy award winning sound editor Dale Johnston died October 26 in Thousand Oaks, Calif. He was 71.

Johnston worked as a sound editor in the IATSE Local 776 guild for 34 years and won a sound editing Emmy for Steven Spielberg’s 1974 “Duel.”

His other credits include “The Six Million Dollar Man,” “The Lou Grant Show,” “Urban Cowboy,” “Play Misty for Me” and “Murder She Wrote.”

In 1982 Johnston teamed up with Ron Clark to created Sound FX, where he supervised shows including “Airplane,” and “Point of No Return.”

His last feature credit was “The Shawshank Redemption,” which was Oscar-nommed for sound editing in 1994.

He is survived by his wife Ann, two daughters, two sons and six grandchildren.

Donations may be made to the Motion Picture & Television Hospital Fund.

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