In Memoriam – Barry Malkin, ACE

Barry Malkin, ACE   1938 – 2019


Barry Malkin passed away peacefully at home after a long illness. His wife Stephanie and daughter Sacha were by his side, surrounded by his books, music and cherished family photos. Honest, hardworking and humble, Barry was an ever-curious world traveler, voracious reader, passionate jazz enthusiast and true blue Yankees fan.

Born in New York City on October 26, 1938, Barry graduated from Adelphi University and followed his love of films resulting in a spectacular career in film editing spanning over four decades.

He was pre-deceased by his mother Helen and his father Richard Malkin who passed away at the age of 104.

After working as an apprentice to Dede Allen, Barry got his big break editing The Rain People for Francis Ford Coppola. A boyhood acquaintance of Coppola’s from Queens, Barry collaborated on eleven of Coppola’s films, notably creating The Godfather Saga for American television as well. It was a richly collaborative relationship and friendship that would endure for decades.

In 1974, Barry was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Editing for The Godfather: Part II. A decade later, Barry was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for The Cotton Club followed by a second nomination in 1990 for his masterful editing of The Godfather Part III.

A memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that you make a donation in Barry’s name to one of the following organizations:

Southern Poverty Law Center
The Neediest Cases Fund –
NY Times