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Watson Webb, Jr
Birth: Jan. 9, 1916
Syosset
Nassau County
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 2000
Brentwood
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Film editor, past President and Board Chairman of Shelburne Museum, historian, art collector and philanthropist. A descendant of both 'Commodore' Cornelius Vanderbilt (New York Central Railroad fortune)and Henry Osborne Havemeyer (creator and President of the American Sugar Refining Co.) One of five children of J. Watson Webb, and Electra Havemeyer Webb who founded the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. Webb, a graduate of Yale University, started his film career in the cutting department at 20th Century Fox in 1938. He was made chief film editor for Darryl F. Zanuck in 1944. From 1941 through 1952 he 'cut' over thirty feature films including "With A Song In My Heart", "Cheaper By The Dozen", "Mother Wore Tights", Broken Arrow", "State Fair", "A Letter To Three Wives", and his favorite, "The Razor's Edge", which he considered his most important film and starring his great friend, Tyrone Power. He was a charter member of American Cinema Editors (A.C.E.); becoming a Life Member in 1971. After his mother's death, in 1960, he served as President of the Shelburne Museum from that year through 1977, and as Chairman of the Board from 1978 through 1996. Devoted to family, friends and tradition ~ he was noted for his integrity, generosity and loyalty. A man of strong and vivid personality; unusually kind and boldly outspoken. His Vermont residence, 'The Brick House', is now part of Shelburne Museum. (bio by: R. Bruce) 
 
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 Parents:
  James Watson Webb (1884 - 1960)
  Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888 - 1960)
 
 Siblings:
  Electra Webb Bostwick (1910 - 1982)*
  Samuel Blatchley Webb (1912 - 1988)*
  Lila Vanderbilt Webb Wilmerding (1913 - 1961)*
  Watson Webb (1916 - 2000)
  Harry Havemeyer Webb (1922 - 1975)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Webb-West Cemetery
Shelburne
Chittenden County
Vermont, USA
 
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Originally Created by: R. Bruce
Record added: May 24, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7482159
Watson Webb, Jr
Added by: R. Bruce
 
Watson Webb, Jr
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- Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 12, 2017
Remembering Watson on this Anniversary of his passing. His own photo of the view east towards 'Camel's Hump' peak, from the Webb family's estate at Shelburne, Vermont. Taken during the summer of 1936.
- R. Bruce
 Added: Jun. 10, 2017

- Cindy
 Added: Jun. 10, 2017
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