Cambern, Donn

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Cambern, Donn Gender: M
Donn Green Cambern
born on 9 October 1929 at 07:57 (= 07:57 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 15°52' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 04°02 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 10°44'


American film editor on such noted films as Easy Rider (1969) and Romancing the Stone (1984), the latter for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Film Editing along with fellow editor Frank Morriss. Cambern was awarded the American Cinema Editors Career Achievement Award in 2004. In 2007, Cambern was senior filmmaker-in-residence at the American Film Institute Conservatory.

One of Cambern's favorite stories and something for which he is often remembered is the editing of the final sequence of the Robert Wise film The Hindenburg (1975), in which Cambern manages to keep the Hindenburg blowing up for almost 10 minutes when the actual event lasted little more than 37 seconds.

Cambern has been elected as a member of the American Cinema Editors. He has served twice (1990–1994, 1997–1999) as Vice-President of the Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. From 1991-2002, he was President of the Motion Picture Editors Guild. Cambern was the inaugural recipient of the Guild's Fellowship and Service Award in 2007.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file. The numeral "7" of the hour and "5" of the minutes are clearly legible but the other numeral for the minutes is blurred.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Production jobs (Fim editor)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Nominated)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award