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Mount Sinai Obituaries and Services » Morton A Fallick
November 7, 1933 - April 22, 2020
Service Information Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills
Service Date: Sunday April 26th, 2020
Service Time: 3:00 pm
Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills
5950 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, California 90068
Morton “Morty” Fallick, a versatile and pioneering film editor, director and producer died Wednesday April 22nd at the Motion Picture & Television Country Home in Woodland Hills, California he was 86. Mr. Fallick was born in New York City on November 7, 1933 and grew up in the Bronx. He was the son of Marion, nee Haymes, a homemaker and Robert Fallick, a film projectionist and sound engineer.
In his early 20’s Morton began his career in the editorial department of RKO Pathe working in animation. After honing his editing skills at a small commercial company, he started his own business and created the first fully integrated production and post-production services company, CineMetric. Here Mr. Fallick created commercial campaigns for many of Madison Avenue’s largest advertising agencies, in addition to editing documentaries, government and corporate films, television shows and trailers for motion pictures.
As the commercial business exploded in the 1960’s and CineMetric grew to dozens of employees, Mr. Fallick gave opportunity and mentored many newcomers eager to learn the film editing craft. Oscar winner, Craig McKay, ACE, Oscar nominees Barry Malkin, ACE and Richard Marks, ACE and many others all got their start on editing machines clacking in the offices of CineMetric and its subsidiaries.
After many years of producing and directing commercials for Coppertone, Pepsi, PanAm, Clairol and many more, Mr. Fallick left New York for California where he focused on motion picture marketing. In California he had the opportunity to create trailers, behind the scenes and some of the earliest electronic press kits for many successful films and some of Hollywood’s legendary directors including, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Barbara Streisand, and others.
After retirement Mr. Fallick moved to Palm Desert, CA and was able to pursue one of his great loves, playing golf. There, he also continued his higher education completing an Associate Arts degree in Psychology at UC Riverside College of the Desert. Later, Morton and wife Marilyn moved back to Los Angeles to be closer to their children and grandchildren. There he participated in activities with the professional organization, the American Cinema Editors, (ACE) and taught aspiring editors some of the secrets of the craft at UCLA Extension.
Mr. Fallick was predeceased by his life-long love, Marilyn, nee Suchow, his wife of 46 years and his eldest son Jeffery. He is survived by his three kids and their spouses, Lawrence & Laura Jordan, Randi & Steve Denbesten, and Allison & Aidan Mupas. He is also survived by his sister Barbara Marks (the late Richard) and seven grandsons, Joshua Mupas, Spencer & Cooper Jordan, Kayden, Griffin & Mason Denbesten and Jett Miller, all whom he loved dearly and who loved his humor, kindness, and wisdom. In his final years Morton would often recount how blessed he was for his wonderful wife, a rewarding career and a family filled with love.
Donations in Mr. Fallick’s memory can be contributed to the Motion Picture and Television Fund in Los Angeles where he lived for the last six years. The family will be holding a memorial ceremony at an undetermined time in the future at Mount Sinai in Hollywood Hills Ca.