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Irvine "Cotton" Warburton (born October 8, 1911 in San Diego and died April 21, 1982 in Culver City, CA) was an All-American college quarterback (1933) who became a film editor; he won an Academy Award for his work on Mary Poppins in 1964.

Career in Sports

Warburton attended San Diego High School, and won the California high school quarter mile in 1930. He brought his speed to the USC Trojans football team, and was chosen as an All-American quarterback in 1933. Cotton was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1975; Hall of Fame guard Aaron Rosenberg also made it big in the movies as a director and producer.

Hollywood career

Cotton became a successful Hollywood film editor and won an Oscar in 1964 for his work on the box office hit Mary Poppins.

Cotton is the great-uncle of American musician Ukulele Bartt, a contemporary artist who has a large following on the Internet, particularly on the video-sharing website YouTube.

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