Ken Burton Memorial


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Ken Burton, Re-Recording Mixer

After a long, protracted battle with lung cancer, re-recording mixer Ken Burton passed away in November. Ken worked under the IATSE banner for 37 years, starting out as a projectionist, before moving into the sound department as a sound recordist and ADR Mixer. He eventually settled into sound editing where he won a Daytime Emmy as a sound effects editor for Muppet Babies (1989). In 1990, he broke into re-recording mixing as a sound effects mixer. Over his career, Ken was nominated for eight Primetime Emmys and seven CAS Awards – winning two CAS Awards for NYPD Blue in 1993 and again in 1997. A little over two years ago, Ken was forced to retire because of his on-going treatment and health. He would have worked for many more years if he could have, adapting to the ever-changing technology and always delivering that wit of his while still being the consummate professional and skillful mixer. He loved what he did and was in no rush to hang up his ears. He is already missed. – David Beadle

Last modified: December 11, 2019

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