Helga Cranston

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Helga Cranston
Born
Helga May

6 May 1921
Darmstadt, Germany
Died1 March 2013 (2013-04) (aged 91)
Tel Aviv, Israel
OccupationFilm editor
Years active1940s–1960s
Spouse(s) Maurice Cranston
Mel Keller

Helga Cranston (born Helga May, 6 May 1921 – 1 March 2013) was a German film editor who worked in the British and Israeli film industries from the 1940s through the 1960s. [1]

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Biography

Helga was born in Germany to Jewish parents; she and her family emigrated to England to escape the Nazis when she was 18. Still in her teens, she married the philosopher Maurice Cranston. She edited films for directors like Laurence Olivier and Otto Preminger, then moved to Israel in the 1950s, where she continued her career as an editor and also worked in academia. [2] [3]

Selected filmography

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References

  1. Anderman, Nirit (March 5, 2013). "Helga Keller, Leading Israeli Film Editor and Educator, Dies". Haaretz. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  2. "Tales of a film editor: the making of Olivier's Hamlet". British Film Institute. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  3. McMullan, Gordon; Orlin, Lena Cowen; Vaughan, Virginia Mason (December 2, 2013). Women Making Shakespeare: Text, Reception and Performance. A&C Black. ISBN   9781472539380.