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Overview (3)

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (stroke)
Birth NameDorothea Corothers Allen

Mini Bio (1)

Dede Allen started her career as a messenger at Columbia Pictures. She graduated to being a sound cutter and assistant editor. Her first job as a film editor was for director Robert Wise, and since then, she has achieved a reputation as one of the most stylish and creative editors in the American film industry.

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Spouse (1)

Stephen Fleischman (1945 - 17 April 2010) ( her death) ( 2 children)

Trivia (8)

Mother of son, Tom Fleischman, dubbing mixer of several films by Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme and Spike Lee, and a daughter.
Member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Editors Branch) [2000-2006 & 2007-].
In 1992, Dede Allen became the head of post production at Warner Bros. She only returned to editing eight years later with Wonder Boys (2000).
The producers asked Dede Allen to edit Starsky & Hutch (2004). She met once with director Todd Phillips to discuss it but eventually declined the offer.
Mother of Ramey E. Ward.
She studied architecture at Scripps College, Claremont, California.
She was the daughter of actress Dorothea Corothers and Union Carbide executive Thomas H.C. Allen III.
She was the first American film editor to use the European techniques of beginning a sequence with a close-up or jump cut, and overlapping sound between shots. She was one of the first editors to give sound as much importance as images.

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