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Donah Bassett (1927–2010)

Born Donah June Polk in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Her mother moved her to California in 1928. Donah studied art thru high school and community college in Santa Monica, California. She began a career in the Film Industry in 1954, working as a film technician at Technicolor Film Laboratory. She then moved to MGM to become a Negative Film Cutter in 1966 and... See full bio »


(age 83) in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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 1996 Chain Reaction (negative cutter)
 1995 Showgirls (negative cutter)
 1995 Dangerous Minds (negative cutter)
 1995 To Die For (negative cutter)
 1995 A Pyromaniac's Love Story (negative cutter)
 1995 Just Cause (negative cutter - uncredited)
 1994 Legends of the Fall (negative cutter - uncredited)
 1994 Clifford (negative cutter)
 1994 Thumbelina (negative cutter)
 1994 The Air Up There (negative cutter)
 1993 Grumpy Old Men (negative cutter)
 1993 Heaven & Earth (negative cutter: Los Angeles)
 1993 Tombstone (negative cutter)
 1993 Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (negative cutter)
 1993 A Perfect World (negative cutter)
 1993 My Life (negative cutter)
 1993 The Secret Garden (negative cutter)
 1993 So I Married an Axe Murderer (negative cutter)
 1993 Another Stakeout (negative cutter)
 1993 Made in America (negative cutter)
 1993 Body Snatchers (negative cutter)
 1993 This Boy's Life (negative cutter)
 1993 Point of No Return (negative cutter)
 1993 Falling Down (negative cutter)
 1993 Sommersby (negative cutter)
 1993 Look Who's Talking Now (negative cutter - uncredited)
 1992 That Night (negative cutter)
 1992 Ruby Cairo (negative cutter)
 1992 A Few Good Men (negative cutter)
 1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula (negative cutter: D. Bassett and Associates - uncredited)
 1992 Passenger 57 (negative cutter)
 1992 Pure Country (negative cutter)
 1992 Blue Ice (negative cutter)
 1992 Innocent Blood (negative cutter)
 1992 Singles (negative cutter)
 1992 A River Runs Through It (negative cutter)
 1992 Unforgiven (negative cutter)
 1992 A League of Their Own (negative cutter)
 1992 Batman Returns (negative cutter)
 1992 The Power of One (negative cutter)
 1992 Noises Off... (negative cutter)
 1992 Memoirs of an Invisible Man (negative cutter)
 1992 Falling from Grace (negative cutter)
 1992 Kuffs (negative cutter)
 1991 The Prince of Tides (negative cutter)
 1991 JFK (negative cutter)
 1991 The Last Boy Scout (negative cutter)
 1991 The Dark Wind (negative cutter)
 1991 The Addams Family (negative cutter)
 1991 Curly Sue (negative cutter)
 1991 Other People's Money (negative cutter)
 1991 Return to the Blue Lagoon (negative cutter)
 1991 Doc Hollywood (negative cutter)
 1991 Another You (negative cutter)
 1991 Regarding Henry (negative cutter)
 1991 Timebomb (negative cutter)
 1991 Born to Ride (negative cutter)
 1991 Oscar (negative cutter)
 1991 If Looks Could Kill (negative cutter)
 1991 My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (negative cutter)
 1991 Run (negative cutter - uncredited)
 1990 12:01 PM (Short) (negative cutter)
 1990 Soul Mates (Short) (negative cutter)
 1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities (negative cutter)
 1990 Awakenings (negative cutter)
 1990 The Rookie (negative cutter)
 1990/I Jacob's Ladder (negative cutter)
 1990 Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (negative cutter)
 1990 Desperate Hours (negative cutter)
 1990 Narrow Margin (negative cutter)
 1990 Men at Work (negative cutter)
 1990/I My Blue Heaven (negative cutter)
 1990 Presumed Innocent (negative cutter)
 1990 Dick Tracy (negative cutter)
 1990 Enid Is Sleeping (negative cutter)
 1990 Bird on a Wire (negative cutter)
 1990 White Hunter Black Heart (negative cutter)
 1990 A Show of Force (negative cutter)
 1990 Miami Blues (negative cutter)
 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (negative cutter)
 1990 Mountains of the Moon (negative cutter)
 1990 Hard to Kill (negative cutter)
 1989 Always (negative cutter)
 1989 Born on the Fourth of July (negative cutter)
 1989 The Blood of Heroes (negative cutter)
 1989 A Dry White Season (negative cutter)
 1989 In Country (negative cutter)
 1989 Heart of Dixie (negative cutter)
 1989 Uncle Buck (negative cutter)
 1989 Pink Cadillac (negative cutter)
 1989 Collision Course (negative cutter)
 1989 Say Anything... (negative cutter)
 1989 Major League (negative cutter)
 1989 Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (negative cutter)
 1989 Farewell to the King (negative cutter)
 1988 Talk Radio (additional negative cutter)
 1988 Last Rites (negative cutter)
 1988 The Land Before Time (negative cutter)
 1988 Child's Play (negative cutter)
 1988 Spellbinder (negative cutter)
 1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream (negative cutter)
 1988 Vibes (negative cutter)
 1988 The Dead Pool (negative cutter)
 1988 Dracula's Widow (negative cutter)
 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (negative cutter: Sunrise Films - uncredited)
 1988 Kansas (negative cutter)
 1988 Bird (negative cutter)
 1988 Illegally Yours (negative cutter)
 1988 18 Again! (negative cutter)
 1988 Bright Lights, Big City (negative cutter)
 1988 Beetlejuice (negative cutter - uncredited)
 1988 Johnny Be Good (negative cutter)
 1988 Dominick and Eugene (negative cutter)
 1988 Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (negative cutter - uncredited)
 1988 The Milagro Beanfield War (negative cutter)
 1988 Masquerade (negative cutter)
 1988 The Unbearable Lightness of Being (negative cutter)
 1987 Ironweed (negative cutter)
 1987 Broadcast News (negative cutter - uncredited)
 1987 Nuts (negative cutter - uncredited)
 1987 Throw Momma from the Train (negative cutter)
 1987 Wall Street (additional negative cutter)
 1987 Empire of the Sun (negative cutter)
 1987 Rent-a-Cop (negative cutter)
 1987 The Running Man (negative cutter)
 1987 Russkies (negative cutter)
 1987 Rampage (negative cutter)
 1987 Real Men (negative cutter)
 1987 Sister, Sister (negative cutter - as Donah J. Bassett)
 1987 Who's That Girl (negative cutter)
 1987 White Water Summer (negative cutter)
 1987 Extreme Prejudice (negative cutter)
 1987 Light of Day (negative cutter - as Donah J. Bassett)
 1987 Critical Condition (negative cutter)
 1986 Brighton Beach Memoirs (negative cutter)
 1986 Little Shop of Horrors (negative cutter)
 1986 Crimes of the Heart (negative cutter)
 1986 ¬°Three Amigos! (negative cutter)
 1986 Heartbreak Ridge (negative cutter)
 1986 An American Tail (negative cutter)
 1986 Blue Velvet (negative cutter - as Donnah Bassett)
 1986 Touch and Go (negative cutter)
 1986 Flight of the Navigator (negative cutter)
 1986 Club Paradise (negative cutter)
 1986 Under the Cherry Moon (negative cutter)
 1986 Legal Eagles (negative cutter)
 1986 Cobra (negative cutter)
 1986 Saving Grace (negative cutter)
 1986 8 Million Ways to Die (negative cutter - as Donah J. Basset)
 1986 Sweet Liberty (negative cutter)
 1986 The Money Pit (negative cutter - as Donah J. Bassett)
 1986 Police Academy 3: Back in Training (negative cutter)
 1986 Crossroads (negative cutter)
 1986 The Best of Times (negative cutter)
 1985 Out of Africa (negative cutter)
 1985 Spies Like Us (negative cutter)
 1985 Target (negative cutter)
 1985 To Live and Die in L.A. (negative cutter)
 1985 Krush Groove (negative cutter - as Donah J. Bassett)
 1985 Marie (negative cutter)
 1985 Creator (negative cutter)
 1985 American Flyers (negative cutter)
 1985 Weird Science (negative cutter - as Donah J. Bassett)
 1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure (negative cutter)
 1985 Silverado (negative cutter)
 1985 Back to the Future (negative cutter - as Donah J. Bassett)
 1985 Secret Admirer (negative cutter)
 1985 The Goonies (negative cutter)
 1985 Brewster's Millions (negative cutter)
 1985 Rambo: First Blood Part II (negative cutter)
 1985 Perfect (negative cutter)
 1985 Gotcha! (negative cutter)
 1985 Summer's End (Short) (negative cutter)
 1985 Stick (negative cutter)
 1985 Crimewave (negative cutter)
 1985 Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (negative cutting)
 1985 Mask (negative cutter)
 1985 Into the Night (negative cutter)
 1985 Vision Quest (negative cutter)
 1985 The Breakfast Club (negative cutter)
 1985 Fandango (negative cutter)
 1984 The River (negative cutter)
 1984 Dune (negative cutter)
 1984 Irreconcilable Differences (negative cutter)
 1984 The River Rat (negative cutter)
 1984 The Wild Life (negative cutter)
 1984 All of Me (negative cutter)
 1984 Amadeus (negative cutter)
 1984 Tightrope (negative cutter)
 1984 Cannonball Run II (negative cutter)
 1984 Conan the Destroyer (negative cutter)
 1984 Gremlins (negative cutter - as Donah J. Bassett)
 1984 Streets of Fire (negative cutter)
 1984 Firestarter (negative cutter)
 1984 The Natural (negative cutter)
 1984 Sixteen Candles (negative cutter)
 1984 Hard to Hold (negative cutter)
 1984 The House of God (negative cutter)
 1984 Police Academy (negative cutter)
 1984 Purple Hearts (negative cutter)
 1984 Mike's Murder (negative cutter)
 1983 Scarface (negative cutter)
 1983 Amityville 3-D (negative cutter)
 1983 Deal of the Century (negative cutter)
 1983 The Right Stuff (negative cutter)
 1983 Twice Upon a Time (negative cutter)
 1983 Vacation (negative cutter)
 1983 Stroker Ace (negative cutter)
 1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie (negative cutter)
 1983 The Man with Two Brains (negative cutter - as Donah J. Bassett)
 1983 Bad Boys (negative cutter)
 1983 The Black Stallion Returns (negative cutter)
 1982 The King of Comedy (negative cutter)
 1982 Sophie's Choice (negative cutter)
 1982 Frances (negative cutter)
 1982 Let's Spend the Night Together (Documentary) (negative cutter)
 1982 Love Child (negative cutter)
 1982 The Last Horror Film (negative cutter)
 1982 The Entity (negative cutter)
 1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High (negative cutter)
 1982 The Secret of NIMH (negative cutter)
 1982 Megaforce (negative cutter - as Donah J. Bassett)
 1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (negative cutter)
 1982 Rocky III (negative cutter)
 1982 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (negative cutter - as Donah J. Bassett)
 1982 Cat People (negative cutter)
 1982 Conan the Barbarian (negative cutter)
 1982 Personal Best (negative cutter)
 1982 The Border (negative cutter - as Donah J. Bassett)
 1981 Heartbeeps (negative cutter)
 1981 Reds (negative cutter)
 1981 Wolfen (negative editor)
 1981 The Fox and the Hound (negative cutter - uncredited)
 1981 Blow Out (negative cutter)
 1981 Dead & Buried (negative cutter)
 1981 Thief (negative cutter)
 1981 Cutter's Way (negative cutter)
 1980 Inside Moves (negative cutter)
 1980 The Jazz Singer (negative cutter)
 1980 Heaven's Gate (negative cutter)
 1980 Raging Bull (negative cutter)
 1980 Private Benjamin (negative cutter)
 1980 The Blues Brothers (negative cutter)
 1980 The Final Countdown (negative cutter)
 1980 The Long Riders (negative cutter)
 1980 When Time Ran Out... (negative cutting)
 1980 Cruising (negative cutter)
 1979 Promises in the Dark (negative cutter)
 1979 Rocky II (negative cutter)
 1979 Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (negative cutter - uncredited)
 1979 Tilt (negative cutter)
 1978 The Brink's Job (negative cutting)
 1978 The Swarm (negative cutting)
 1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (negative cutter - uncredited)
 1977 Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (negative cutter)
 1975 Escape to Witch Mountain (negative cutter - uncredited)

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