Douglas H. Grindstaff

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Douglas H. Grindstaff

Douglas H. Grindstaff

Douglas H. Grindstaff

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: April 06, 1931
Date of Passing: July 24, 2018
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Douglas H. Grindstaff was an American sound editor.

Grindstaff entered the industry in 1954 after service in the Korean War.

He was best known for his work as supervising sound effects editor on the original Star Trek series for its entire 79-episode run.

Other television work includes Love, American Style, Mission: Impossible, Mannix, The Odd Couple, The Brady Bunch, Fantasy Island, Police Story, Falcon Crest, Knots Landing, and Dallas.

Grindstaff won five Primetime Emmy Awards for his television sound work, as well as the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998. 

Douglas H. Grindstaff was an American sound editor.

Grindstaff entered the industry in 1954 after service in the Korean War.

He was best known for his work as supervising sound effects editor on the original Star Trek series for its entire 79-episode run.

Other television work includes Love, American Style, Mission: Impossible, Mannix, The Odd Couple, The Brady Bunch, Fantasy Island, Police Story, Falcon Crest, Knots Landing, and Dallas.

Grindstaff won five Primetime Emmy Awards for his television sound work, as well as the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998. 

He also headed the sound departments at Paramount Studios, Lorimar Telepictures, Columbia Studios and Pacific Sound.

Grindstaff died July 24, 2018, in Peoria, Arizona. He was 87.

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Awards & Nominations

14 Nominations | 5 Emmys
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM SOUND EDITING - 1980
  • Winner
  • Douglas H. Grindstaff, Sound Editor
  • Power
  • NBC
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