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About Kay Rose

Notable as the first woman to win an Academy Award for sound editing, Rose received the prestigious honor for her work on the 1984 film The River. Later in her career, she received lifetime achievement honors from both the Motion Picture Sound Editors Society and the Cinema Audio Society.

Early life

She began her career as a sound effects editor by working on two late 1950s films: Target Earth and Blood of Dracula.


Her television sound editing credits include The Rifleman, Zane Grey Theater, The Rogues, The Big Valley, and Burke’s Law.

Family of Kay Rose

Before ending in divorce, her marriage to fellow cinematic editor Sherman A. Rose produced a daughter named Victoria Rose.

Close associates of Kay Rose

She was the supervising sound editor for the 1979 Bette Midler starrer The Rose.

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