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Margaret Booth

Born: 14-Jan-1898
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Died: 28-Oct-2002
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Stroke

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Editor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Mutiny on the Bounty

Top Hollywood film editor, with a lengthy career. She was an early employee of legendary director D. W. Griffith and studio head Louis B. Mayer. Among her credits are Susan Lenox, Her Rise and Fall (1931, starring Greta Garbo -- Booth edited many of Garbo's films), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935, which earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Editing), The Way We Were (1973), and Murder by Death (1976). Worked for MGM until 1968, and freelanced thereafter.

Brother: Elmer Booth (actor, b. 9-Dec-1882, d. 16-Jun-1915 automobile accident)

    Oscar (honorary) 1978

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