/Vale – Dede Allen

Vale – Dede Allen

Dede Allen - 1923-2010

Wanted to quickly mention the passing of a Hollywood legend, editor Dede Allen, who died over the weekend after suferring a stroke.

Allen was responsible for editing some of the industry’s most enduring classics, including The Hustler (with Paul Newman), Bonnie & Clyde, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, The Breakfast Club, The Addams Family and Wonder Boys. Allen was nominated for an Oscar three times, for her work on Dog Day Afternoon, Reds, and Wonder Boys.

Dede Allen was 86.

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Normally detesting these kinds of bios, Rodney’s keen love of film more often outclasses his ability to write convincingly about them.

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As a serious appreciator of film since 1996, Rodney’s love affair with the medium has continued with his online blog, Fernby Films, a facility allowing him to communicate with fellow cineasts in their mutual love of all things movie.