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Fred J. Brown, 68; Won Emmy for Sound Effects Work

Fred J. Brown, 68, Emmy-winning sound effects editor for the television presentation “The Red Pony,” died Nov. 9 in Northridge of unspecified causes.

In addition to his Emmy, Brown earned a career achievement award from the Motion Picture Sound Editors in 2002. He worked for several studios during his career, beginning at Technicolor and then apprenticing at Columbia.

After service in the Marine Corps in the mid-1950s, he joined Screen Gems, where he worked on such television series as “I Dream of Jeannie,” “Bewitched” and “The Flying Nun.” But he was even better known in his profession for his work on some three dozen major motion pictures. He was nominated for an Oscar for sound effects editing for “Rambo: First Blood Part II.”

Among Brown’s other film credits were “Elmer Gantry,” “The Exorcist,” “The Deep,” “The China Syndrome,” “Risky Business,” “Thunderheart” and “Highlander III: The Sorcerer.”

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