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Also Known As: Died: December 23, 1992
Born: August 11, 1911 Cause of Death: heart and respiratory disease
Birth Place: Italy Profession: editor, MGM Studio gate guard

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A veteran Hollywood film editor of features and TV, Capacchione emigrated from Italy to Los Angeles at the age of nine and broke into the film industry as a gate guard at MGM. He eventually joined MGM's editing department and worked eight years in the Arthur Freed unit. Capacchione worked on various musicals including "Girl Crazy" (1943), "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944) and "Easter Parade" (1948). He also worked at Hal Roach Studios, Warner Bros., 20th Century-Fox, and Paramount before shifting to TV in its early days. Capacchione served as the editor on "The Lone Ranger". His TV career continued through the 1970s as he racked up credits on "The Wild, Wild West", "Gilligan's Island", "The Brady Bunch" and "Hawaii Five-O". Capacchione made a brief return to features with his award-winning editing of the celebrated football sequence in Robert Aldrich's "The Longest Yard" (1974).

A veteran Hollywood film editor of features and TV, Capacchione emigrated from Italy to Los Angeles at the age of nine and broke into the film industry as a gate guard at MGM. He eventually joined MGM's editing department and worked eight years in the Arthur Freed unit. Capacchione worked on various musicals including "Girl Crazy" (1943), "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944) and "Easter Parade" (1948). He also worked at Hal Roach Studios, Warner Bros., 20th Century-Fox, and Paramount before shifting to TV in its early days. Capacchione served as the editor on "The Lone Ranger". His TV career continued through the 1970s as he racked up credits on "The Wild, Wild West", "Gilligan's Island", "The Brady Bunch" and "Hawaii Five-O". Capacchione made a brief return to features with his award-winning editing of the celebrated football sequence in Robert Aldrich's "The Longest Yard" (1974).

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1920:
Emigrated from Italy to Los Angeles at the age of nine
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First film industry job, gate guard at MGM Studio
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Joined the film editing department at MGM (date approximate)
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As a member of the Arthur Freed unit at MGM for eight years, worked on musicals such as "Girl Crazy", "Meet Me in St. Louis", "Ziegfeld Follies", "Til the Clouds Roll By" and "Easter Parade"
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Worked at Hal Roach Studios
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Moved to Warner Bros.
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Hired by 20th Century-Fox
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Worked at Paramount
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Segued to TV
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Worked as an editor on "The Lone Ranger"
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Worked in TV through the 1970s as an editor on such series as "The Wild, Wild West", "Hawaii Five-O", "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch"
1974:
Edited the celebrated football sequence of Robert Aldrich's "The Longest Yard"
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