Carol Littleton

Carol Sue Littleton, ACE (born October 23, 1942)[1] is an American film editor.

Carol Littleton
Born (1942-10-23) October 23, 1942 (age 79)
Alma materUniversity of Oklahoma,
College of Arts & Sciences Associate of Arts, Cottey College, Nevada, MO
OccupationFilm editor
Years active1970–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 1972)
AwardsEmmy Award
Eddie Award
President of the Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG)
In office
1988–1991
Preceded byBea Dennis
Succeeded byDonn Cambern
Vice President of the Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG)
In office
1994–2001
In office
2005–2007
Vice President of American Cinema Editors (ACE)
In office
2019–present
Board of Governors, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)
In office
1990  2002 (reelected twice)
In office
2015  present (reelected once)

Her work includes Body Heat (1981), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and The Big Chill (1983). Littleton was the recipient of an Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing (for a TV Miniseries, Movie or a Special) for Tuesdays with Morrie (1999).

Littleton served as president of the Motion Picture Editors Guild from 1988 to 1991, and as vice president from 1994 to 2001, as well as from 2005 to 2007. Littleton has been elected as a member of the American Cinema Editors, and serves as ACE vice president since 2019. She is also a current member of the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Film Editors Branch).

Carol Littleton is married to cinematographer John Bailey.


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