Charlotte Zwerin

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Charlotte Zwerin (born Charlotte Mitchell, August 15, 1931 – January 22, 2004) was an American documentary film director and editor known for her work concerning artists and musicians.

Life and works[edit]

She studied at Wayne State University and established a film society there. After this she moved to New York City where she worked with Albert and David Maysles. Among her notable works with them is Salesman and Gimme Shelter.[1] This work gained them some notoriety due to it filming the stabbing death of Meredith Hunter. She later did work on her own, most notably Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser. She died of lung cancer in 2004. Her last editing project was as Story Consultant on the 2003 documentary film West 47th Street.[2] She was the first wife of jazz trombonist Mike Zwerin.[3]


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