Bretherton, David

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Bretherton, David Gender: M
David Legge Bretherton
born on 29 February 1924 at 09:58 (= 09:58 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 09°54' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 08°36 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 25°25'


American film editor with more than 40 credits for films released from 1954 to 1996. Bretherton's most noted work was the editing of the film Cabaret (1972), which was directed by Bob Fosse. Bretherton received the Academy Award for Best Film Editing, an ACE Eddie Award, and a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Editing for this film.

Bretherton was the son of editor/director Howard Bretherton and actress Dorothea McEvoy. He served with the United States Air Force during World War II.

His first project as a film editor was An Affair to Remember in 1954. In 1995, Bretherton received the American Cinema Editors Career Achievement Award. Bretherton died of pneumonia in Los Angeles on 11 May 2000 at age 76.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Pneumonia)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Production jobs (Film editor)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (U.S. Air Force, WWII)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Best Film Editing)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award