Henry (Hank) Schloss

Henry (Hank) Schloss
Picture Editor

Film editor, director and producer Henry (Hank) Schloss passed away on Saturday, September 11. He was 82 years old. A resident of Beverly Hills for many years, Schloss died of diabetes-related complications at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital after a valiant fight to recover over the last year.

During the Second World War, Schloss was a member of the United States Air Force in which he volunteered to be the bull turret gunner in repeated missions over Germany. He was never afraid of death, saying that if something happened he wouldn’t be around to know it.

Upon his return to the states he married his wife of 58 years, Leigh. While in New York he photographed many of the openings of the new Broadway shows for the Van Dam Agency. Shortly after that the young couple headed off to Washington DC to begin a new career as translators and cryptographers for the CIA.

In 1950 they packed up their belongings and headed west to California where Schloss entered UCLA to complete his master’s degree in film, and his thesis film on the Hollenbeck Toy Lending Library. It was at this time that the couple began their family with the birth of their first daughter, Mindy.

In 1954 Schloss took a position with KTTV, Channel 11, editing such well known shows as Sheriff John. From there he moved on to Disney Studios and fulfilled a lifelong dream by directing his first film for Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color. During this time period their second daughter Lisa was born.

After 15 years at Disney, during which time he also taught in the film department at UCLA, Schloss field produced and directed such film classics as Flash the Teenage Otter, The Feather Farm (which starred then-unknown actor Nick Nolte, along with a supporting cast of ostriches), Rascal, and a number of other films. In 1971 he was sent to the Congo to film a documentary for Disney on the life of the Congo River from beginning to end. He was able to gain entrance into areas that had never before been filmed or photographed.

Upon leaving Disney, Schloss went back to the editing field. He worked with a variety of people at MGM, Lorimar, Universal, and Twentieth Century-Fox. He then went on to become a field representative at the Motion Picture Editors Guild in Hollywood, where he started the Avid Program. Schloss helped hundreds of people trying to join the union and was always available to help solve their problems. He worked at the Guild from 1986 until his retirement in 1999.

In addition, Schloss was a member of the Editors Guild, the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). He sat on many committees for AMPAS, including the Foreign Language Films, Short Subjects and Feature Animation, Student Academy Award and Foreign Student Academy Award Committees.

Schloss is survived by his wife Leigh, his daughters Mindy and Lisa and his grandchildren Liam and Rhiannon. The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made in honor of Hank Schloss to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, (Research on brittle diabetes), 3760 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90034––or on the Internet at
- Lita (Leigh) Schloss

Hank Schloss touched the lives and hearts of many in this Guild. To the office staff, he was a father figure, a friend and a respected colleague. He offered guidance and shared his wisdom; he listened and gave encouragement; he was someone you could count on in a time of need. We love you, dear Hank. You’ll always be in our hearts and memories.
– MPEG staff

Nancy Fogarty
Nancy Fogarty
Music Editor

Film Music Editor Nancy Fogarty died on Saturday September 4 in San Francisco after several months of illness. She was 56.

Many friends at the studios will remember Fogarty from her film work in the 1980s and ‘90s. She learned the music editing craft from her husband Jim Henrikson and mentor Else Blangsted. She worked at various times for composers Earle Hagen, James Horner, James Newton Howard, Danny Elfman, George S. Clinton, Marc Shaiman, John Debney and Lee Ritenour; and she had a long and fruitful working relationship with composer Miles Goodman and director Frank Oz. Fogarty also worked on a number of film musicals, including Staying Alive, Little Shop of Horrors, Footloose, Flashdance, and Stop Making Sense.

In addition, she had served as a Board member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild––as Secretary from 1983 to 1985 and as Music Editor representative from 1987 to 1995.

Fogarty was always generous with her time and resources. She mentored many aspiring music editors during her career (including her sister Kathy Bennett). With her gentle support, knowledge of her craft, and keen sense of humor, she sent others into the world of film music with a strong foundation.
In 1995, the family moved from the Los Angeles area north to Sonoma County, California, and Fogarty cut back on film work to focus on raising her daughter Alana. She took local college classes for pleasure, volunteered at her daughter’s school and, this past spring, she and two partners opened a very successful boutique clothing store in Santa Rosa.

Fogarty was well loved by both family and friends who enjoyed her intelligence, quiet demeanor, easy smile and quick wit. She always found the humor in life. She is survived by husband Jim, daughter Alana, brother Dan, sister Kathy, a niece and three nephews.

The family asks to have privacy at this time, but in the near future, Henrikson plans to have a public celebration of Nancy’s life, to be held in the Los Angeles area. If you’d like to be contacted regarding this, please send an e-mail to Joe E. Rand ( Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
- Kathy Fogarty Bennett

Bernard Gribble
Bernard Gribble
Pictue Editor

Bernard Gribble, Editor, passed away September 15 in Los Angeles at the age of 77.

Born in Sussex, England in 1927, Gribble came from a farming family. A chance meeting led to an apprenticeship with the Crown Film Unit and a career that spanned more than 50 years and included over 95 screen credits. In the 1940s he joined the renowned Ealing Studios in London, starting in the negative cutting department and working his way up to the position of Editor.

In the UK, Gribble was twice nominated for Guild of British Film Editors Awards, and in the US was nominated for an Emmy Award, an American Cinema Editors (ACE) Award and a CableAce Award.

Gribble served as Chairman of the Guild of British Film Editors and was an early member of the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) working on award committees. When BAFTA/LA was formed, he was a founding member. More recently he was a board member of ACE. He had lived in Los Angeles since 1975.

Among Gribbles films at Ealing were Another Shore (1948), Bitter Springs (1950) and The Man in the White Suit (1951). Other credits include Make Me an Offer (1955), The Frightened City (1961), The Games (1970), The Lovers (1973), Death Wish (1974), Silver Bears (1978), The Patricia Neal Story (TV) (1981), The Winds of War (TV) (1983), Top Secret (1984), Kidnapped (1995), Alone with a Stranger (2000) and Facing the Enemy (2001).
Gribble is survived by his beloved wife, Amy Lederman-Gribble; four sons, Peter, Tony, Michael and Chris; a sister, Mavis; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held in the near future. Please contact Fred Arteaga at the Editors Guild  (332-876-770, ext. 243) for more information.

In Memoriam

Edward J. Forsyth
Picture Editor
June 2, 1920––August 29, 2004
49 years as a member

William C. Paddock
Assistant Editor
February 24, 1920––October 10, 2004
44 years as a member

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In order for Editors Guild members or retirees who have passed away to be listed in Editors Guild Magazine’s “In Memoriam,” the deceased’s family must notify the Guild of the death. Please call Fred Arteaga at 323-876-4770, ext. 243 with information.

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