Albert Akst

Albert Akst ( August 31, 1899 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, † April 19, 1958 in Los Angeles, California ) was an American musician and cutter.


Akst worked as a saxophonist and worked until 1930 as a vaudeville musician. Then he turned to the work as a cutter to and was in the years 1932-1958 to 58 productions involved. In several films, he worked with director Vincente Minnelli.

In 1957, he was for the film Hell is in me ( Somebody Up There Likes Me ) Best in category section nominated for an Oscar.

Akst is buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Filmography (selection)