An actor/producer/editor most closely associated with famed director John Cassavetes, Maurice McEndree served as producer and editor on the Cassavetes films Shadows (1959) and Faces (1968, for which he also served as cinematographer). A native of Kansas, McEndree first met Cassavetes while attending the N.U. Neighborhood Playhouse on the G.I. Bill. The two would soon become closely associated, and it wasn't long before collaboration came to fruition. In addition to his work with Cassavetes, McEndree appeared in front of the camera in the films A Pair of Boots (1962), Hollywood Nudes Report (1963), and Devil's Angels (1967). McEndree also found frequent work as a television actor in the 1960s and '70s, appearing in such small-screen staples as Perry Mason and Gunsmoke. On May 17, 2003, Maurice McEndree died of leukemia in Carnation, WA. He was 71.