August 15, 1919 - January 23, 2011
Loving husband, father and grandfather. Lucky to live a full 91 years. He had a life of success, happiness, family, wisdom and love.
A pioneer in the early days of Television, Stanley was a messenger at Warner Bros at the age of 18. He enlisted in the First Motion Picture Unit of the Army Air Corps in World War II launching his film editing career. Editing for a span over 50 years, Stanley was Post Production Supervisor and Supervising Editor at McCadden Productions, working on shows in the 1950's, such as, Burns and Allen, I Married Joan, The Bob Cummings Show, People's Choice, and The Jack Benny Show.
Stanley became a Commercial Director directing commercials which led to forming his own Production Company and producing the feature, "Man-Trap" for Paramount Studios.
Always an editor at heart, Stanley continued to edit in the 1960's and 1970's and 80's on TV Shows, The Beverly Hillbillies, My Favorite Martian, The Monkees, Get Smart, Columbo and Charlie's Angels. Later, he was an editor on the films, Young Doctors in Love and Milagro Beanfield War.
A past President of America Cinema Editors and The Motion Picture Editor's Guild, Stanley loved Editing and training young people in the profession. Many famous Editors have gone on to great careers after passing through Stanley's Editing Room.
Born in Chicago, Stanley moved with his mother to Los Angeles at a very young age. He spent a lot of time with his gradparents, growing up in Boyle Heights during the Depression. He went to Roosevelt High School and was on the track team. His hobbies were golf, watching sports and reading.
He is survived by wife Diane Frazen; children, Nancy Frazen, Marcy Frazen Toschi, Robert Frazen; grandchildren, Matthew, Griffin, Spencer and Amy and first wife Frances Frazen.
Stanley had a strong will to live and a passion for life. Always wanting his family around him, his love for his family was endless and he will be missed so much.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. Mount Sinai Memorial Park on Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles.
Donations can be made to The Motion Picture Home.
Published in Los Angeles Times from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2011.