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Born in Vienna, Austria
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Igo Kantor was born in Vienna, Austria, and received a high school and music education in Lisbon, Portugal. He received a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations and a Master's Degree in Political Science from UCLA. He speaks Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese and Hebrew fluently. He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Directors' Guild of America. He has been a US citizen since 1952.

He is the President of Major Arts Corp. and has produced several films from 1977 to 1996. He has worked all over the globe and is very knowledgeable about co-productions in foreign countries. He has written, producing and directed 65 half-hour shows for Liberty International called "Scope", starring Joe Penny and 'Alexandra Cousteau'. Among the films and TV shows he has produced are Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) (nominated as best horror film), The Dark (1979), Hardly Working (1980) (grossed over $40 million), United We Stand (2001) (two-hour pre-Olympic Special), "Blood, Sweat and Tears' Iron Curtain Odyssey", FTA (1972), _"Legends of the West with Jack Palance" (1992_ (TV Series, winner of the Western Heritage Award by the Cowboy Hall of Fame for best TV Western Documentary of 1992), "Holiday Classic Cartoons". Projects in the planning stages include "Alibi Store", "Twirpy", "A Stone's Throw", "Sean", "Kingdom of the Spiders II", "Shadows over Africa", "Tonight at Eleven", "Lyon's Den" and "The International Jazz Awards".

He was the founder of the post-production house Synchrofilm, Inc. For eight years he worked on post-production on about 200 features and many TV shows, specials and series. Some of the better known features that he supervised are Easy Rider (1969), Five Easy Pieces (1970), The Last Picture Show (1971), Papillon (1973), The Candidate (1972), Lovers and Other Strangers (1970), Woodstock (1970), Hang 'Em High (1968), Badlands (1973), Fritz the Cat (1972), The King of Marvin Gardens (1972), The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), Benji (1974), Johnny Got His Gun (1971), Macon County Line (1974), The War Wagon (1967) and the TV series The Monkees (1966), Tarzan (1966), "Superman", The Doris Day Show (1968), H.R. Pufnstuf (1969), Insight (1960), "The Search", among others. He also received Emmy nominations 3 years in a row for editing the Bob Hope Christmas Show.

In 1963 Kantor was Music Supervisor at Universal on Wagon Train (1957), General Electric Theater (1953) and "Chrysler Playhouse". Between 1954 and 1962, Kantor was head of the Music Editorial Department at Columbia Pictures and Screen Gems. He edited or supervised the music for Bye Bye Birdie (1963), Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963), The Interns (1962), Gidget Goes to Rome (1963), Diamond Head (1962) and such TV shows as Father Knows Best (1954), The Donna Reed Show (1958), Playhouse 90 (1956), Dennis the Menace (1959), The Ford Television Theatre (1952), Hazel (1961), The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1954), Alcoa Theatre (1957), Naked City (1958), Circus Boy (1956) and Empire (1962).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: igo.kantor@verizon.net

Spouse (1)

Enid L. Kantor (? - 15 October 2019) ( his death) ( 3 children)

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