McLean, Barbara (1903–1996)

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McLean, Barbara (1903–1996)

American film editor. Born Barbara Pollut, Nov 16, 1903, in Palisades Park, NJ; died Mar 28, 1996, in Newport Beach, CA; m. Gordon McLean; m. Robert Webb, 1951 (died 1990).

Pioneer film editor for 20th Century-Fox, earned 1st film credit on The Affairs of Cellini (1934), followed by The Mighty Barnum, Clive of India, Lloyd's of London, Seventh Heaven, In Old Chicago, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Stanley and Livingstone, The Rains Came, Chad Hanna, Tobacco Road, The Song of Bernadette, A Bell for Adano, The Dolly Sisters, Twelve O'Clock High, All About Eve, Niagara, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and The Robe, among others; became head of Fox's editing division (1949); retired (1969). Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, won for work on Wilson (1944).

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