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.

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