Viola Lawrence more complete obituary
Viola Lawrence, Pioneer Woman Film Editor Dies Viola Mallory LaAvrence, Hollywood's first woman f i l m e ditor, a Award winner and Academy Award nominee, died Tuesday after a long illness. She was 78. M r s. Lawrence, first edited films in 1915, received a Critic's Award for her work on "The Eddy Duchin Story," and was nominated for Academy Awards for her on "Pal Joey" and "Pepe." The New York native edited films for Universal, First National and Columb i a S t udios and moved to the Samuel Goldwyn Studio, where she edited Goldwyn's first sound picture," "Bulldog Drummond."