Irvine Eugene "Cotton" Warburton was an American film and television editor with sixty feature film credits. He worked for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Walt Disney Studios.

Warburton was born in 1911, in San Diego, California, to Margaret Warburton where he attended San Diego High School, and won the California high school 440-yard dash in 1930. He brought his speed to the USC Trojans football team, and was chosen as an All-American quarterback in 1933. Warburton was the quarterback during a winning streak that lasted for 27 games, which remained unsurpassed at USC until 1980.

Deciding to retire from football, he turned to film work and began as an assistant film editor for MGM where would contribute to films, like Air Raid Wardens, Neptune's Daughter, and Crazylegs, where Warburton was nominated an Academy Award for Best Film Editing. He also worked as an editor on the hit show, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriett.

In 1956, Warburton began working for Disney where he remained for the rest of his career. During this time, he would collaborate with director Robert Stevenson in films, like The Absent-Minded Professor, The Misadventures of Merlin Jones, The Monkey's Uncle, That Darn Cat, The Love Bug, The Happiest Millionaire, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Herbie Rides Again, and Mary Poppins, where he won his only Academy Award as well as the American Cinema Editors Eddie Award.

Cotton was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1975.

Disney Filmography

Year Film Position
1956 Westward Ho, the Wagons! Film Editor
1957-1959 Zorro Film Editor
1958 The Sign of Zorro Film Editor
1960 Ten Who Dared Film Editor
1959-1976 The Magical World of Disney Film Editor
1961 The Absent-Minded Professor Film Editor
1962 Moon Pilot Film Editor
1962 Bon Voyage! Film Editor
1963 Son of Flubber Film Editor
1963 Miracle of the White Stallions Film Editor
1964 The Misadventures of Merlin Jones Film Editor
1964 Mary Poppins Film Editor
1964 Emil and the Detectives Film Editor
1965 The Monkey's Uncle Film Editor
1965 That Darn Cat! Film Editor
1966 Lt. Robin Crusoe USN Film Editor
1967 Mosby's Marauders Film Editor
1967 The Happiest Millionaire Film Editor
1968 The Young Loner Film Editor
1968 The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band Film Editor
1968 The Love Bug Film Editor
1969 Secrets of the Pirates' Inn Film Editor
1969 The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Film Editor
1970 The Boatniks Film Editor
1971 Scandalous John Film Editor
1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks Film Editor
1972 Now You See Him, Now You Don't Film Editor
1973 The World's Greatest Athlete Film Editor
1974 Herbie Rides Again Film Editor
1974 The Castaway Cowboy Film Editor
1975 The Strongest Man in the World Film Editor
1976 The Whiz Kid and the Carnival Caper Film Editor
1976 No Deposit, No Return Film Editor
1976 Treasure of Matecumbe Film Editor
1976 Freaky Friday Film Editor
1977 Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo Film Editor
1978 The Cat from Outer Space Film Editor
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