Francis D. Lyon

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Francis D. Lyon (July 29, 1905 - October 8, 1996) was an American film director and film editor. He and Robert Parrish won the Academy Award for Film Editing for the 1947 film, Body and Soul.

He was born in North Dakota and attended UCLA before moving to England to begin his career in film. He returned to the US and from the early 1930s to the 1950s, Lyon was exclusively an editor.[citation needed] He had worked on 25 films as an editor including The Men in Her Life (1941), Body and Soul (1947) and The Young and The Brave (1963). He moved on to directing, and was credited on more than over 20 additional films before eventually retiring from the entertainment industry in 1970.

In 1993, Lyon published a memoir entitled Twists of Fate: An Oscar Winner's International Career.[1]

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  1. ^ Lyon, Francis D. "Pete" (1993). Twists of Fate: An Oscar Winner's International Career. Evanston Publishing. ISBN 1-879260-10-7. 

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