Film Editor Allen Dies

Pioneering film editor DEDE ALLEN, who worked on movies including BONNIE AND CLYDE, has died. She was 86.
Dede, real name Dorothea Corothers Allen, passed away on Saturday (17Apr10) after suffering a stroke, according to her son, Tom Fleischman.
Allen became the first movie editor to receive a sole credit on a film and worked on 20 major movies throughout her career, including 1985's The Breakfast Club and 1991's The Addams Family.
In 1992, Allen was appointed head of post-production at Warner Bros. and in 1994 she was honoured by the American Cinema Editors with a career award.
Allen is survived by her husband of 63 years, Stephen E. Fleischman, as well as her son, a daughter, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


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