Alma Ruth Macrorie (December 7, 1904 – June 28, 1970) was an American film editor and occasional actress.[1][2] In 1956, she received an Academy Award nomination for editing the film The Bridges at Toko-Ri.

Alma Macrorie
Born
Alma Ruth Macrorie

(1904-12-07)December 7, 1904
DiedJune 28, 1970(1970-06-28) (aged 65)
EducationDavenport High School
OccupationFilm editor & Actress
Years active1937–1968

Early yearsEdit

Alma was born in Davenport, Iowa, to Rutherford Macrorie and Catherine McKinney; she was their only child together. Macrorie attended Davenport High School[3] and was active in declamation competition there.[4]

CareerEdit

One of Macrorie's early film editing assignments was Road to Zanzibar (1941).[5] She had dual responsibilities with To Each His Own (1946), acting in the film in addition to editing it.[6] She took on the acting role at the request of director Mitchell Leisen.[7] Following that experience, she continued to act while editing, although not on the same films. She acted in The Emperor Waltz and Dear Wife while editing Bride of Vengeance and The Sin of Abby Hart.[8] Macrorie won Eddie Awards from the American Cinema Editors for her editing of The Bridges at Toko-Ri[9] and Teacher's Pet (1958).[10]

DeathEdit

On June 28, 1970, Macrorie died in Woodland Hills, California, at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital. She was 65 years old.[11]

Selected filmography (as editor)Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hollywood.com Staff. "Alma Macrorie | Biography and Filmography | 1904". hollywood.com. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  2. ^ Kirstin Olsen (1994). Chronology of Women's History. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 280. ISBN 978-0-313-28803-6. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Davenport High School Girls, Winners in Declamatory Contest". The Daily Times. Iowa, Davenport. February 7, 1920. p. 6. Retrieved August 11, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  4. ^ "Big Eight Will Clash Fridayh". The Daily Times. Iowa, Davenport. February 9, 1920. p. 8. Retrieved August 11, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  5. ^ Lewis, Ruth (April 20, 1941). "The Show World". The Austin American. Texas, Austin. p. 6. Retrieved August 11, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  6. ^ "Busy Person". The Times Herald. Michigan, Port Huron. September 16, 1945. p. 17. Retrieved August 11, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  7. ^ "Lady Film Editor Dons Greasepaint". The Pittsburgh Press. Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh. January 16, 1946. p. 18. Retrieved August 11, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  8. ^ "Lisa Golm Chosen as Mama Lucasta". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. February 8, 1949. p. 15. Retrieved August 11, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  9. ^ Olsen, Kirstin (1994). Chronology of Women's History. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 280. ISBN 9780313288036. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  10. ^ Bower, Helen (December 4, 1958). "'Alban' May Be Filmed". Detroit Free Press. Michigan, Detroit. p. 29. Retrieved August 12, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  11. ^ "Ex-Film Editor Dies in West". Quad-City Times. Iowa, Davenport. July 7, 1970. p. 13. Retrieved August 12, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  

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