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Alma Ruth Macrorie (December 7, 1904 – June 28, 1970) was an American film editor and occasional actress.[1][2] In 1956, she received an Academy Award nomination for editing the film The Bridges at Toko-Ri.

Early years

Alma was born in Davenport, Iowa, to Rutherford Macrorie and Catherine McKinney; she was their only child together. Macrorie attended Davenport High School[3] and was active in declamation competition there.[4]


One of Macrorie's early film editing assignments was Road to Zanzibar (1941).[5] She had dual responsibilities with To Each His Own (1946), acting in the film in addition to editing it.[6] She took on the acting role at the request of director Mitchell Leisen.[7] Following that experience, she continued to act while editing, although not on the same films. She acted in The Emperor Waltz and Dear Wife while editing Bride of Vengeance and The Sin of Abby Hart.[8] Macrorie won Eddie Awards from the American Cinema Editors for her editing of The Bridges at Toko-Ri[9] and Teacher's Pet (1958).[10]


On June 28, 1970, Macrorie died in Woodland Hills, California, at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital. She was 65 years old.[11]

Selected filmography (as editor)

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