Elmo Williams

American film editor, producer and director (1913-2015)

James Elmo Williams (April 30, 1913 – November 25, 2015) was an American movie editor, producer, director, and television executive. He is best known for his work on the movie High Noon (1952). For High Noon, he won the Academy Award for Film Editing. In 2006, he published the memoir Elmo Williams: A Hollywood Memoir. He has got many achievements for his movie editing work.

Elmo Williams
Williams in 2007
James Elmo Williams

(1913-04-30)April 30, 1913
DiedNovember 25, 2015(2015-11-25) (aged 102)
Occupation(s)Movie editor, producer
Years active1939–1963
SpouseLorraine Williams (m. 1940–2004)
Children3 (adopted)

Williams was born in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma. In 1940, he married Lorraine Williams. She died in August 2004. They adopted two daughters and a son. He turned 100 in April 2013.[1] He died on November 25, 2015 in Brookings, Oregon at the age of 102.


  1. Schlichting, Bill (May 3, 2013). "Elmo turns 100". Curry Coastal Pilot. Western Communications. Archived from the original on January 25, 2015. Retrieved August 27, 2014.

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