Los Angeles Times

William R. Orcutt

October 12, 1925 - February 28, 2023


Bill Orcutt passed peacefully in the early morning, surrounded by his children. Bill grew up in San Diego and graduated from San Diego High. He joined the Army Air Corp and served in WW2. Upon return, he attended USC Film School and began courting Beverly, his beloved wife of 50 years, who passed before him in 2000. He was called up to serve in Korea and made it home the day after their first child, Larry, was born. The family moved to Los Angeles, where daughters Lisa and Laura were born. Bill had a successful career as a production manager and cameraman for Warner Brothers Cartoon Division, DePatie-Frieling, Pacific Title and Art, and many others. Upon retiring, Bill and Bev moved back to San Diego to enjoy retirement. He lived to have fun with his grandchild­ren. Bill was proud of his membership and participat­ion in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and never told anyone who he voted for until the awards were given. He loved brunch, happy hour, traveling, and hosting anyone who came to his home. You were always offered a drink and something to eat, and he loved to take you out for a meal. He always got to the check before you did. He is survived by his children Larry (Susan), Lisa (Paul), and Laura (Terry), his grandchild­ren Colin, Julian, Evan, Jessica, Gavin, and Cayden, countless nieces and nephews, cousins, and devoted friends who will miss his generosity of love, life, and attention. He never missed a birthday. We are indebted to his caregivers these past years. We will be having a celebratio­n of life at a later date, but you can celebrate Bill every day. As he always said, “Every day is a great day.”

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