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Ken Nightingall, RIP

LONDON — Veteran sound man Ken Nightingall, who worked in the British film industry for four decades, died at his home here on May 19. He was 92.

Among the notable films he worked on was “Lost in Space” (1998), sevveral James Bond movies, “Saturn 3” (1980) and “Supergirl.” (1984). His most famous credit, however, is a movie on which he worked uncredited: “Star Wars IV: A New Hope” (1977). The boom operator developed a following and was known to “Star Wars” fans as “Pink Shorts Boom Guy,” because of his distinctive outfit he often wore during filming.

MSTies may not know that he was also an uncredited boom operator for the movie in episode 905- THE DEADLY BEES.

The Hollywood Reporter has the story.

Thanks to Tim for the heads up.

8 Replies to “Ken Nightingall, RIP”

  1. jay
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    Ken got to see Princess Leia’s buns. Before she put them on her head. RIP

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  2. goalieboy82
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    jay:
    Ken got to see Princess Leia’s buns.Before she put them on her head.RIP

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoDse9WV9po

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  3. Y.I. Oughta
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    That picture is of Ken Osmond (the late great Eddie Haskell)

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  4. Erhardt
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    Y.I. Oughta:
    That picture is of Ken Osmond (the late great Eddie Haskell)

    It sure was. The image has been updated.

    RIP Ken Osmond as well.

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  5. Sitting Duck
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    Another film of note he was involved with as a sound assistant was The Abominable Dr. Phibes.

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  6. jay
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    In the updated image Mr. Nightingall is sporting a look that has become quite popular of late. It says “You are only five feet, eleven and three-quarter inches away from me.” RIP

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  7. Sampo
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    Erhardt: It sure was. The image has been updated.

    RIP Ken Osmond as well.

    DOH! Thanks for the catch and the fix.

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  8. The Deadly Bees is so frustrating…if you go through the full credits, they had enough talent jammed in that movie, in front of and behind the camera, to make some kind of modern-day minor classic.

    Unfortunately…

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