LOS ANGELES — Emmy award winning film editor Edward Abroms died on Tuesday, February 13th of heart failure. His prolific resume includes editing some of the most acclaimed series over three decades, including Ironside, Murder She Wrote, and
Abroms won an Emmy for My Sweet Charlie in 1970 and for Columbo in 1972. He has over fifty credits as a director on series like Kojak, Police Story, CHiPs, The Six Million Dollar Man and Hawaii Five-O, among many others. He also worked as an editor on feature films, including The Sugarland Express for director Steven Spielberg and Blue Thunder for which he received an Oscar nomination in 1983.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Colleen; his children Ed Abroms (and his wife Terra), Lynn Abroms (and her partner, Scott Lerner) and Cindy Hammond (and her husband Danny Hammond); along with his grandchildren Brandon, Jordon (and his wife Jordann) and James.
Abroms is a long-time member of the Directors Guild of America, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Motion Picture Editors Guild and American Cinema Editors (ACE), having served 30 years on the Board of that organization with the last 17 as its treasurer. ACE honored Abroms with a Career Achievement Award in 2006.