Millie Moore

Millie Moore

East Liverpool, Ohio
December 03
Date of passing: 
September 17, 2015






Millie Moore was an editor best known for her work on Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun and the Oscar-winning documentary The Man Who Skied Down Everest. She was also a three-time Emmy Award nominee.

Her work in television included a 1984 episode of the CBS drama Cagney & Lacey, called “Choices,” for which she earned her first Emmy nom. The other two nominations followed on two telefilms: 1988’s To Heal a Nation for NBC and 1993’s Geronimo for TNT.

Moore continued to work largely on television movies from the mid-1980s on, including Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story, Hostage Flight, Final Jeopardy, Kate's Secret, Stillwatch, Poker Alice, The Tenth Man, The Fulfillment of Mary Gray, Joshua's Heart, Ironclads, Absolute Strangers, Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story, Miracle Child and A Death in the Family.

Her first credit on a film came with 1971’s Johnny Got His Gun, based on the novel by Trumbo, who also wrote the adaptation. The anti-war drama starred Timothy Bottoms as a soldier who had lost his limbs and facial features after being fired upon during World War I. Moore’s follow-up was 1975's Everest, which she cut from what she said was, “hundreds of thousands of feet of film.” She shaped the documentary from hours of footage of a Japanese scientific expedition, focusing her story on one member of the group who was attempting to ski down the mountain.

She also worked on one film as a post-production supervisor, 1972’s Lady Sings the Blues, starring Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams and Richard Pryor. Additionally, she edited Starship Invasions and Go Tell the Spartans starring Burt Lancaster.

In 2008 she was honored with a lifetime achievement award from the American Cinema Editors.

Moore died September 17, 2015, in Calabasas, California. She was 86.