Ben Burtt

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Birth Name: Ben Burtt
Born: 07/12/1948
Birth Place: Jamesville, New York, USA

Born July 12, 1948 in Jamesville, NY, Benjamin Burtt, Jr. was the son of a chemistry professor at Syracuse University, which may have informed his initial career choice - physics, which he studied at Allegheny College. But Burtt was also a film buff with a particular fascination for sound - he frequently made audio recordings of his favorite films - and dabbled in direction in the early 1970s. One of these efforts - an air warfare drama called "Yankee Squadron" - landed him top honors at the National Student Film Festival in 1970. A subsequent film earned him a scholarship to the University of Southern California, where he earned a master's degree in 1975. While there, he further developed h... Continue Bio >>

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