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Mildred Irene Moore

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Mildred Irene Moore passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the Silverado Facility in Calabasas, California after a lengthy illness. She was 86. Millie was born on December 3, 1928 in East Liverpool, Ohio, where she spent her formative years. She was one of 3 sisters. In the 1940's, the family moved to California where Millie attended Hoover High School and Glendale Community College. In the early 1950's Millie worked as a stage manager for a local theater in Los Angeles before leaving for Europe, seeking adventure. She spent 2 years traveling, working odd jobs, and meeting interesting people, including Pablo Picasso. Returning home, she worked as a fashion photographer as well as a researcher for documentary films. It was during this period that she survived a life-threatening automobile accident. She spent many weeks recovering in the hospital. Millie paid her dues and apprenticed as a film editor before becoming an accredited film editor, which became her life's work and passion. At that time, Millie was just one of four women in the editing field. Millie was highly admired and respected among her peers for her dedication, imagination, craftsmanship, and professionalism. Several of her films won prestigious awards including the Academy Award and Emmy Award. In 2008, Millie was honored by the Motion Picture Industry and given the lifetime achievement award for her body of work. Millie was always curious and found life interesting. She was never bored or boring. She loved the arts, good wine, good food and conversation. She was stubbornly independent, fiercely self-reliant, and possessed a formidable personality. She played tennis well into her 80's, was an accomplished woodworker and carpenter and even took piano lessons after she retired. Millie loved animals, dogs in particular, and was never without one by her side for very long. Millie left a lasting impression on all who met her. Her passing is a profound loss to her family and friends. She shall forever remain in our hearts with great love and affection. Millie leaves behind one sister Bobbie, brother-in-law-Dick, 6 nieces and nephews and many close friends and confidants. Services will be private. The family owes a debt of gratitude to all those who provided compassionate care and comfort to Millie during her final days. Words cannot express the depth of our thanks. Google the Archive of American Television, Interviews, and click on her name, Millie Moore to be graced by her presence once more.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 18 to Sept. 19, 2015
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