‘Grimm’ Assistant Editor Clay Green Cambern Dies at 56

11:37 AM PST 11/14/2011 by Mike Barnes

He was the son of Oscar-nominated editor Donn Cambern, who worked on “Easy Rider.”

Clay Green Cambern, an assistant editor on NBC freshman drama Grimm, died Nov. 8 of cardiac arrest at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. He was 56.

Cambern also worked as an assistant editor on such series as The Sopranos, Lost, Detroit 1-8-7 and the new Melrose Place, the 1995 telefilm The Tuskegee Airmen and the 1993 film Dave.

As an editor, his resume included the recent series Women’s Murder Club, Cold Case, Numbers and Third Watch.

Cambern was the son of veteran film and TV editor Donn Cambern, who worked on such films as Easy Rider (1969), The Last Picture Show (1971), Hooper (1978) and Romancing the Stone (1984), for which he earned an Oscar nomination.

Father and son worked on Major League II (1994), on which Clay served as an apprentice to his dad.

Cambern was a graduate of the Oakwood School in North Hollywood and the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he graduated with a bachelors of arts degree in music.

In addition to his father, Cambern is survived by his mother Patricia, sister Sharon, brother Wade, life partner Kevin Wilkerson, cousin Joyce and nephew Kai’mina Auao.

A celebration of his life will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church of North Hollywood. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to BCR programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities (information: www.bcraplacetogrow.org).

 

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