Folmar Blangsted

Folmar Blangsted (October 6, 1904 – August 11, 1982) was born in Denmark and settled in the United States; he is noted as the film editor for more than seventy feature films and television programs.[4]

Folmar Blangsted
BornOctober 6, 1904[1]
DiedAugust 11, 1982 (1982-08-12) (aged 77)
Other namesFolmer Blangsted
Folmer Blangsted Pedersen
Occupationfilm editor
Years active1937–1976 (film)
Spouse(s)Ann Capra Blangsted (1937–1955)[2]
Else Blangsted (1960–1982)[3]


In 1937 Blangsted directed two films, the westerns Westbound Mail and The Old Wyoming Trail (both for the Columbia Pictures Corporation). His first editing credit was for The Doughgirls (1944), which was produced by the Warner Bros. studio. At that time, it was customary for film editors working for the Hollywood studios to work for several years as uncredited assistant editors.[5] Blangsted worked on films and television programs for Warner Bros. into the 1970s. Blangsted's last credit is for a 1976 film Face of Darkness that was produced in England.[6]


Blangsted was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for Summer of '42 (1971), and he won the American Cinema Editors Eddie award for the film. He had been selected for membership in the American Cinema Editors.[7]

Selected filmography


Editor (selection)


  1. Birthdate and date of death confirmed using the California Death Index (1940-1997). See "Folmar Blangsted".
  2. Ann Capra was the sister of the director Frank Capra. See Capra, Frank (1997). The Name Above the Title: An Autobiography. Da Capo Press. p. 237. ISBN 9780306807718.
  3. Sheehan, Susan (October 17, 1988). "Nothing Else to Wish For". The New Yorker. p. 43.
  4. Pitts p.390
  5. See the interview with Rudy Freeman: Almo, Laura (July 2012). "Longtime Assistants: The Heart and Soul of the Editing Room". Editors Guild Magazine. 1 (4).
  6. Folmar Blangsted on IMDb
  7. The designation ACE following an editor's name indicates membership in the American Cinema Editors, which is an honorary society. See Tonguette, Peter (November 2012). "Give Them Some Credit: How Post-Production Practitioners Received On-Screen Acknowledgement". Editors Guild Magazine. 1 (6).


  • Pitts, Michael R. Western Movies: A Guide to 5,105 Feature Films. McFarland, 2012.
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