Eda Warren (October 17, 1903 – July 15, 1980) was an American film editor. She began her Hollywood career as a secretary and started editing films in the late 1920s. Her editing career continued through 1968. The cutting room was traditionally a very hospitable place for freethinking women, an oasis of opportunity in an otherwise sexist system. Dorothy Arzner had also started out as an editor, mentored herself by an older woman. Columnists spotted Jane Loring sharing a hamburger at a drive-in with Arzner and hunkered down on the lot with Eda Warren, another “single miss” from the cutting room.
Eda was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1903, and was the daughter of Thomas Warren and Henrietta Weber. She and her older sister, Thelma, were raised in Colorado and Nebraska before the family moved west and settled in Beverly Hills. Eda got a job as a film editor, while Thelma worked as a stenographer at a film studio. She later became secretary of the American Cinema Editors group.
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