One of the greats has passed. Robert Wise, Oscar-winning director & producer, died Wednesday of heart failure. It was apparently a sudden illness; reports are that he was in good health when he celebrated his 91st birthday Saturday. He was proficient in just about every genre. Among the classics he directed: The Day The Earth Stood Still I Want To Live! The Haunting West Side Story The Sound Of Music The Sand Pebbles The Andromeda Strain Of course, early in his career he was Orson Welles' editor, and received an Oscar nomination in that capacity for Welles' masterpiece Citizen Kane. Rest in peace, Mr. Wise.