Alan Splet
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Alan Splet
Alan Splet
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BornDecember 31, 1939
DiedDecember 2, 1994(1994-12-02) (aged 54)
OccupationSound designer and editor

Alan Splet (December 31, 1939 - December 2, 1994) was a sound designer and sound editor known for his collaborations with director David Lynch on Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Dune, and Blue Velvet.[1]

In 1980, he won an Oscar for his work on the film The Black Stallion. He did not attend the Academy Award ceremony and became the butt of several jokes by host Johnny Carson throughout the remainder of the telecast.[2] He was later nominated for the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing for Never Cry Wolf.[3] In 1995, The Motion Picture Sound Editors union posthumously honored Splet with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his creative contributions to the field of cinema audio.[4]

Splet was married to sound effects designer Ann Kroeber, and collaborated with her on most of his projects from 1979 until his death in 1994.

Selected filmography


  1. ^ Woodward, Richard B. (May 13, 2014). "Snapping, Humming, Buzzing, Banging: Remembering Alan Splet". The Paris Review.
  2. ^ "And the Winner Is...Alan Splet, Who Became a Household Word by Skipping the Oscars". People Magazine. May 5, 1980. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "The 56th Academy Awards (1984) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Milestones in the History of the MPSE". Retrieved 2019.

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