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Irene Morra was an American film editor who had a 30-year career in Hollywood beginning during the silent era.

Irene Morra
BornJuly 31, 1893
Manhattan, New York, USA
DiedNovember 25, 1978 (aged 85)
Los Angeles, California, USA
OccupationFilm editor


Irene was born to Francesco Morra and Louise Pederson; she was of Italian and Swedish ancestry. She and her younger sister, Eleanore, grew up primarily in Manhattan before moving to Los Angeles, where she began working in the film industry right out of high school.[1]

In L.A., she got a job working as a film editor while still in her teens, first with D.W. Griffith and later at Pathe, First National, MGM, Fox, and Warner Brothers.[1][2] Eleanore worked as an assistant editor on many of these projects, especially during the 1930s.[3] Over the course of her career, Irene worked on more than 70 films. She also worked on many of David Butler's films.

She died in 1978 in Los Angeles; she had no known survivors.

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  1. ^ a b "30 Jul 1922, 41 - The Anaconda Standard at". Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  2. ^ "1 Nov 1953, 12 - Rocky Mount Telegram at". Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  3. ^ "26 Dec 1937, Page 13 - Detroit Free Press at". Retrieved 2019-02-19.

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