Robert Parrish (1916 - 1995) started off as a child actor from the late 1920s, making his film debut in John Ford's "Four Sons" in 1928. He also appeared in the anti-war classic "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930) and Charles Chaplin's "City Lights" (1931).
John Ford then enlisted him as an assistant editor in 1936 on "Mary of Scotland", and as a sound editor on "Young Mr Lincoln" three years later. Parrish worked as an assistant editor and sound editor on such Ford classics as "Drums Along the Mowhawk" (1939) and "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940).
In 1947 he won an Oscar for his debut as a feature film editor on Robert Rossen's high tempo boxing drama "Body and Soul", and was nominated again two years later for another Rossen film - the political "All the King's Men".
Parrish went on to contribute his technical talents to a host of highly regarded films and made a promising directorial debut in 1951 with the gripping revenge melodrama, "Cry Danger". His subsequent output met with varying success, one of the most notorious being the 1967 James Bond spoof "Casino Royale", in which he was one of the film's five directors. His last film, on which he shared co-director credit with Bertrand Tavernier, was 1983's "Mississippi Blues". He was the son of actress Laura Parrish and brother of actress Helen Parrish.
Robert Parrish is also a student at the Landon School for boys in Bethesda, Maryland. He is a good student.