Tuesday, October 14, 2014

RIP Oscar "Pete" Denenberg

RIP Oscar "Pete" Denenberg
 
Los Angeles Times
October 14, 2014
 
April 1, 1927 - September 13, 2014 Oscar "Pete" Denenberg was born in New York, New York. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he graduated from the University of Southern California in 1951, earning a B.A. in International Relations. Shortly thereafter, he started working for Paramount Studios. In 1953, Pete became an assistant film editor for CBS television. In the ensuing years, he worked on many TV series including: Leave It To Beaver, Wagon Train, Flipper, and Starsky and Hutch, TV specials: The Red Pony and Death Be Not Proud. Pete was an assistant film editor on several movies including: Oregon Trail, The Secret of Santa Victoria, Some Like It Hot and Five Easy Pieces. It was during this time that he married Geraldine "Jeri" Hunt his wife of 38 years. After Pete retired, he and Jeri moved from Burbank, CA to Arizona, eventually settling in Tucson. Pete was a dedicated USC Trojan fan. He and Jeri enjoyed traveling to Mexico. Learning the Spanish language was a lifelong pursuit. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He and Jeri would spend their summers in the mountains of Alpine, AZ. Admired by both friends and family, Pete was a man of wisdom and integrity. One of his many friends said of Pete "He was a man with a heart bigger than himself." Pete is survived by his wife Jeri, her daughters Deborah Yearwood, husband Ken of Avondale, AZ, Lucinda Arce, husband Gilbert of Surprize, AZ, grandchildren Chezne McArthur, Dezirae Elkins and Patrick Elkins, great granddaughter Cali Elkins, nephews, Michael Kwit and Joan Moore of Woodland Hills, CA, Marvin Kwit, wife Beth Lombard of Ventura, CA, niece, Joan Kwit of Marshall, CA.
 
 
DENENBERG, Oscar
Born: 4/1/1927, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Died: 9/13/2014, Burbank, California, U.S.A.
 
Oscar Denenberg’s westerns – assistant film editor:
Cattle King – 1963
A Gunfight - 1971
Against a Crooked Sky – 1975
Wagon Train (TV) – 19??
Oregon Trail (TV) – 1976

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