Margaret Booth

Editor, Producer, Assistant editor
Hailed by Kevin Brownlow in "The Parade's Gone By. .." as "one of the great motion picture editors," Margaret Booth was an important and pioneering figure in the motion picture industry. In a career that spanned some ... Read more »
Born: 01/16/1898 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Editor (34)

Annie 1982 (Movie)

editor supervisor (Executive Editor)

Seems Like Old Times 1980 (Movie)

editor supervisor (Executive Editor)

Chapter Two 1979 (Movie)

editor supervisor (Executive Editor)

California Suite 1978 (Movie)

editor supervisor (Executive Editor)

The Goodbye Girl 1977 (Movie)

(Editor)

Murder By Death 1975 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Black Bird 1975 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Sunshine Boys 1975 (Movie)

editor supervisor (Executive Editor)

The Way We Were 1973 (Movie)

Film Editor (Editor)

Fat City 1972 (Movie)

Supervising Film Editor (Editor)

To Find a Man 1972 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Owl and the Pussycat 1970 (Movie)

editor supervisor (Executive Editor)

Camille 1936 (Movie)

(Editor)

Mutiny on the Bounty 1935 (Movie)

(Editor)

Romeo and Juliet 1935 (Movie)

(Editor)

Dancing Lady 1932 (Movie)

(Editor)

Susan Lenox, Her Fall and Rise 1930 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Mysterious Lady 1927 (Movie)

(Editor)

A Lady of Chance (Movie)

(Editor)

A Lady's Morals (Movie)

(Editor)

A Yank at Oxford (Movie)

(Editor)

Five and Ten (Movie)

(Editor)

Husbands and Lovers (Movie)

(Editor)

In Old Kentucky (Movie)

(Editor)

New Moon (Movie)

(Editor)

Peg O' My Heart (Movie)

(Editor)

Redemption (Movie)

(Editor)

Rip Tide (Movie)

(Editor)

Smilin' Through (Movie)

(Editor)

The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Movie)

(Editor)

The Cuban Love Song (Movie)

(Editor)

The Enemy (Movie)

(Editor)

The Rogue Song (Movie)

(Editor)
Producer (5)

The Slugger's Wife 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Toy 1982 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Seems Like Old Times 1980 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Chapter Two 1979 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Cheap Detective 1978 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Sound (1)

A Yank at Oxford (Movie)

(Sound Editor)
Actor (1)

MGM: When the Lion Roars 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor
Other (1)

The V.I.P.s 1963 (Movie)

production adviser (Advisor)

Biography

Hailed by Kevin Brownlow in "The Parade's Gone By. .." as "one of the great motion picture editors," Margaret Booth was an important and pioneering figure in the motion picture industry. In a career that spanned some nine decades, she went from being a film joiner in silents to an acclaimed editor to a production executive. Adopting a very low profile and rarely speaking with the press or historians, Booth remained (according to Brownlow, to whom she granted a rare interview in 1965), "reticent about her work and modest about her achievements."

Relationships

Elmer Booth

Brother

Milestones

1985

Final film credit, as executive producer of the Neil Simon-scripted "The Slugger's Wife"

1978

First film as associate producer, "The Cheap Detective"

1977

Was editor of "The Goodbye Girl"; scripted by Simon and directed by Herbert Ross

1975

Initial collaboration on a Neil Simon film, supervised the editing of "The Sunshine Boys"

1973

Was editor of Sydney Pollack's "The Way We Were"

1972

Cut John Huston's boxing drama "Fat City"

1969

Supervised the editing of "The Owl and the Pussycat"

1963

Was a production advisor on "The V.I.P.s"

1939

Served as supervising film editor at MGM

1937

Was editor of "Camille", directed by George Cukor

1935

Edited Frank Borgaze's "Mutiny on the Bounty"; earned an Oscar nomination

1929

Initial sound film as editor, "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" (opening and end sequences)

1926

First film as solo editor, "Memory Lane", also directed by Stahl

1924

Debut as co-editor, "Why Men Leave Home", directed by Stahl

1921

Moved to Mayer Studios; first films--mostly mostly directed by John M Stahl--as assitant editor

1915

Began career as "film joiner" for D.W. Griffith

Worked at Paramount laboratories

During the early 1930s cut several films for director Robert Z Leonard (e.g., "Susan Lennox, Her Rise and Fall" 1931; "Strange Interlude" 1932)

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