George J. Amy

Active - 1921 - 1954  |   Born - Oct 1, 1903   |   Died - Dec 18, 1986   |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Musical, Crime, War

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The name of American film editor George Amy was synonymous with Warner Bros., where Amy spent virtually his entire four-decade career. His first editing assignment, at age 18, was for the silent adventure film Burn 'Em Up Barnes (1921). He started working at Warners in 1925, remaining at the studio into the TV era; his last feature film assignment was RKO's She Couldn't Say No (1954), directed by his old Warners colleague Lloyd Bacon. Amy was credited as co-director (with Busby Berkeley) for She Had to Say Yes (1933), and as sole director for three Warner "B"s of the 1939-40 season: Kid Nightingale, Gambling on the High Seas and Granny Get Your Gun. He was also listed as director for a handful of short subjects made by Warners' Vitaphone division. George Amy won two Best Editing Academy Awards for Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) and Air Force (1943).

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