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Interview with Academy Award Winner Peter Berkos

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Peter Berkos’ career in Sound Editing began in live radio in the 1940’s on a small station in Hines, Illinois. He moved to Hollywood in 1950 and began creating sound effects for movies and television in a career that spanned over 35 years. In that time he worked on close to 300 motion pictures, and over 1,000 television shows.

His impressive list of important feature films are:

  • The Sting
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • The Great Waldo Pepper
  • Sweet Charity
  • Slap Shot
  • Grey Lady Down
  • True Grit
  • The Hindenburg for which he won the Academy Award in 1975

His television credits include the popular series Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers in the 25 Century, and 77 Sunset Strip.

Berkos was awarded a lifetime achievement Award from his peers in 1996 for his outstanding career in sound editing.

Today, Peter is in semi-retirement, but keeps his creative juices flowing through his novel writing and facilitating the Rancho Bernardo Writers Group.


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