Marcia Lucas

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Marcia Lucas
Born Marcia Lou Griffin
(1945-10-04) October 4, 1945 (age 70)[1]
Occupation Film editor
Years active 1968–1983
Spouse(s) George Lucas (m. 1969–83)
Tom Rodrigues (m. 1983–93)

Academy Award for Best Editing
1977 Star Wars

Saturn Award for Outstanding Editing
1977 Star Wars

Marcia Lucas (née Griffin; born 1945) is an American film editor with six feature film credits between 1974 and 1983.[2][3]


In 1974, Marcia Lucas and Verna Fields were nominated for the Academy Award for Film Editing for their work on American Graffiti (directed by George Lucas). In 1975, she edited the film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (directed by Martin Scorsese). She was the supervising film editor on Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976), and shared in the nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Editing with Tom Rolf and Melvin Shapiro.

Lucas won the 1977 Academy Award for Film Editing (with Richard Chew and Paul Hirsch) for her work editing Star Wars (directed by George Lucas). She was a supervising editor for New York, New York (Scorsese-1977). Her last editing credit was as one of the three editors of the third film in the original Star Wars trilogy Return of the Jedi (directed by Richard Marquand, 1983) while her last film credit was as producer of 1996's No Easy Way.

Personal life[edit]

She met George Lucas while he was attending film school at the University of Southern California, and they were married from 1969 to 1983. They adopted one daughter, Amanda Lucas, who was born in 1981. Lucas was subsequently married to Tom Rodrigues, with whom she had a second daughter Amy Rodrigues. Her marriage to Rodrigues ended in divorce after 10 years.[3]


  1. ^ Birthdate and name confirmed at the California Birth Index.
  2. ^ Marcia Lucas at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ a b Kaminski, Michael (January 6, 2010). "In Tribute to Marcia Lucas". Archived from the original on 2010-03-04. 

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