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Thu, Apr 8, 2021 4:04 PM

Trying to correct a credit given to wrong person

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The person listed is Jim MacLaren, of which there are two. The one currently listed on IMDB is a Canadian film editor who has credits listed since 2014. He graduated from college in 2004.

The second Jim MacLaren was a world-famous triathlete who lost his leg in 1985 in a bus accident. At the time he was attending Yale University. In 1991, he was one of two handicapable actors hired by the US soap Another World. He left in 1992. In 1993, he was in another car accident which left him a paraplegic.  He was a motivational speaker until he died in 2010.

I included a news article from when he and Byron Longlet were hired in 1991, the man’s obituary and a blog which connected the two stories. Your staff apparently thought that was not enough proof to delete the actor credits from the film editor’s entry and create a second entry for the second Jim. 

Please look into this. If you need additional information (the actor’s work is up on Youtube) please let me know and I will find it. A lot of the athlete’s stories do not include his acting past but that is because they focused on his sport.

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6 d ago

Hi Katya2032 -

 

The credits have now been split and the applicable credits have been moved to a separate listing under"Jim MacLaren(II)": https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1247428/

 

Cheers!

 

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6 d ago

Thank you so much.