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Overview (2)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (complications from a stroke)

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Margaret Booth was born on January 14, 1898 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is known for her work on Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), Murder by Death (1976) and Annie (1982). She died on October 28, 2002 in Los Angeles.

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Sister of actor Elmer Booth.
Was Editor-in-Chief at MGM.
She was reportedly the first "cutter" to be called a "film editor.".
Began as a film joiner for D.W. Griffith, 1915 to 1920. Had a spell at First National (1924-25). Worked at MGM from 1926, and, as supervising editor, from 1939 to 1968. Latterly worked for producer Ray Stark, at Rastar, until her retirement in 1986. She was awarded an honorary Oscar in 1977 for "62 years of exceptionally distinguished service to the motion picture industry as film editor".
When Margaret Booth died at the age of 104 in 2002, her lifetime had spanned three centuries.
Buried in the Booth family plot at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, CA, Sequoia section, Division A, Lot 164, Grave 7.

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