Blanche Sewell

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Blanche Sewell (born October 27, 1898, Oklahoma – d. February 2, 1949, Burbank, California) was an American film editor.

She had hoped to work as an actress in Hollywood, but became a negative cutter and then an editor.[1] She was film editor on several notable MGM films, including The Wizard of Oz, though she did not live to see the film's spectacular success as a television perennial. She died at age 50. She had a son, Barton F. Sewell II, who died in January 1953.

She is interred in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California.

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  1. ^ "Shears for the Ladies: How the Omnipotent Cutters (Who Tend To Be Feminine) Do Their Work". The New York Times, August 2, 1936.
  • Smith, Sharon. Women Who Make Movies. New York: Hopkinson and Blake, 1975. Pages: 18, 25. ISBN 0-911974-09-1
  • "Swapped" Wife Sues Millionaire Husband", Spokane Spokesman-Review, April 12, 1935, Page 3.