Irvine "Cotton" Warburton
(born October 8, 1911
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
, 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
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.
Cotton became a successful Hollywood film
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.