Barbara McLean worked on a variety of projects during her entertainment career. She began as an assistant film editor in the 1920s. McLean worked on a variety of projects during her early entertainment career, including "Coquette" with Mary Pickford (1929), "The Affairs of Cellini" (1934) and "The House of Rothschild" with George Arliss (1934). McLean was nominated for a Film Editing Academy Award for "Lloyd's of London" in 1936 as well as for a Film Editing Academy Award for "Alexander's Ragtime Band" in 1938. In the forties, McLean devoted her time to various credits, such as "Down Argentine Way" (1940), "Little Old New York" (1940) and "Maryland" (1940) starring Walter Brennan. She also worked on "A Yank in the R.A.F." (1941). McLean continued to exercise her talent in the forties and the fifties, taking on a mix of projects like "Prince of Foxes" (1949) starring Tyrone Power, "Twelve O'Clock High" (1949) starring Gregory Peck and "All About Eve" with Bette Davis (1950). Her credits also expanded to "No Way Out" (1950) and "The Gunfighter" (1950). McLean last edited the adaptation "Untamed" (1955) with Tyrone Power. McLean was married to Gordon McLean. McLean passed away in March 1996 at the age of 93.