Robert Parrish, 79, Academy Award-winning film editor who began his Hollywood career as a child actor. A native of Columbus, Ga., Parrish appeared as a child in several John Ford films and worked his way into film editing, handling Ford's renowned World War II documentaries. Parrish's acting credits included "City Lights" with Charlie Chaplin and "All Quiet on the Western Front." Parrish shared an Oscar with Francis Lyon for their editing work on "Body and Soul" starring John Garfield in 1947. The actor-turned-editor also handled such films as "All the King's Men" in 1949, "Cry Danger" in 1951, "The Purple Plain" in 1954 and "The Wonderful Country" in 1959. He later worked mostly in Europe and did some directing. In 1976 and 1988, Parrish published two volumes of memoirs, "Growing Up in Hollywood" and "Hollywood Doesn't Live Here Anymore." On Monday in New York.