According to The Hollywood Reporter, film editor Edward Douglas Ibold, often shortened to Doug Ibold, has passed away at age eighty-three. He passed away from cancer on Wednesday, November 8th. He worked on a plethora of television shows and films, and he received an Emmy Award nomination for Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel, which was created in 1992.
Ibold’s official obituary begins by stating, “It is with extremely heavy hearts we announce the passing of our friend, film editor and former American Cinema Editors board member, Doug Ibold, ACE. He lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday, November 8th, 2023, surrounded by his closest friends who had become his Los Angeles family at the Motion Picture & Television Fund Mary Pickford House in Woodland Hills, California.”
Ibold was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on January 23rd, 1940. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he grew up in Florida and went to school at Florida State University. After finishing school, he worked for the television station WTVT in Tampa, Florida. He also had the opportunity in 1965 to take live shots of two space capsule landings: Gemini VI and Gemini VII.
In 1972, his career in film editing began with Imagine, a film by musicians John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
As a part of his film editing career, he worked alongside producer Dick Wolf (FBI, Chicago P.D.) for numerous decades. This collaboration included work on Miami Vice, Players, and the pilot episodes of Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
As The Hollywood Reporter notes, he also edited works by Donald P. Bellisario (Airwolf, NCIS) including Magnum P.I., Quantum Leap, Tequila and Bonetti, Quincy M.E., and the pilot of Crowfoot.
In 2012, Ibold received the American Cinema Editors Career Achievement Award. In an Award Tribute Book article, which was written by Liza Cardinale (Outlanders, What We Do in the Shadows), the American Cinema Editors described Ibold. They stated, “A restless spirit and boundless curiosity propelled him throughout his successful career, and made his list of accomplishments more varied than usually found on the resumes of prime-time television editors. From jazz bass player to commercial director to rock ‘n’ roll cinematographer, and eventually to editor, Ibold always had his finger on the pulse of his time and managed to stay engaged and relevant as years went by.”
Ibold is survived by his brother Robert Ibold, nieces, and nephews. As Ibold’s obituary states, condolences can be made through nephew Jay Ibold and donations can be made to the Motion Picture Television Fund.