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Dorothy Spencer

Highest Rated: 100% The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Lowest Rated: 31% From the Terrace (1960)

Birthday: Feb 3, 1909

Birthplace: Covington, Kentucky, USA

Dorothy Spencer was a distinguished artisan who made her mark in one of the relatively few behind-the-scenes fields which Hollywood, in its historically typical yet weird gender breakdown, allowed women to toil--editing. Although she worked for several different studios during the late 1930s and early 40s, Spencer started her career at Fox Studios and, once settling in at the reconsolidated 20th Century-Fox Studios in the 40s, wracked up approximately 50 credits for the company through the late 60s. She thus made her mark on that studio's product in a way comparable to composer Alfred Newman and other veteran male stalwarts whose careers have received more attention and acclaim. Spencer also became a trusted favorite of a number of talented directors over the years, earning multiple credits with such filmmakers as Edward Dmytryk, John Ford, Tay Garnett, Henry Hathaway, Anatole Litvak, Jean Negulesco and Mark Robson.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 75% Happy Birthday, Wanda June Film Editing - 1971
No Score Yet 40% Daddy's Gone A-Hunting Film Editing - 1969
34% 59% Valley of the Dolls Film Editing - 1967
No Score Yet 47% Lost Command Film Editing - 1966
60% 69% Cleopatra Film Editing - 1963
31% 57% From the Terrace Film Editing - 1960
50% 76% North to Alaska Film Editing - 1960
71% 77% The Young Lions Film Editing - 1958
No Score Yet 75% A Hatful of Rain Film Editing - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best Things in Life Are Free Film Editing - 1956
71% 73% The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Film Editing - 1956
No Score Yet 49% The Left Hand of God Film Editing - 1955
No Score Yet 58% Soldier of Fortune Film Editing - 1955
75% 66% Demetrius and the Gladiators Film Editing - 1954
No Score Yet 33% Vicki Film Editing - 1953
71% 73% Fourteen Hours Film Editing - 1951
100% 88% The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Film Editing - 1947
100% 86% My Darling Clementine Film Editing - 1946
94% 91% A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Film Editing - 1945
33% 29% A Royal Scandal Film Editing - 1945
90% 87% Lifeboat Film Editing - 1944
96% 93% To Be or Not to Be Film Editing - 1942
95% 81% Foreign Correspondent Film Editing - 1940
No Score Yet 29% Eternally Yours Film Editing - 1939
100% 86% Stagecoach Film Editing - 1939
No Score Yet 57% Blockade Film Editing - 1938
No Score Yet 67% Stand-In Film Editing - 1937