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Academy Award Icon Takes Final Breath, Leaving Behind 3 Children

May 09, 2018

Academy Award winner Anne V. Coates has died. The film community mourned her loss. She was 92 years old.


Anne was famous for her role as a film editor where she worked on international and critically acclaimed projects such as “Lawrence of Arabia.” For the last 60 years, Anne lived her life immersed in film and art.


Her work was celebrated beyond imagination where she won Academy Awards, Oscars, and (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) BAFTA Awards.

The NY Times Reports that Anne was originally born in England, Anne came to Hollywood where she worked with some of the industry’s biggest names including Michael Powell and Sidney Lumet. Her 6-decade long career gave her the opportunity to contribute to monumental film projects.


While many were unaware of the role of a film editor, Anne changed the standard with her award-winning craft. After her entry into the world, entertainment lovers quickly began to admire the power of a well-edited film.

Her work in Lawrence of Arabia granted her her very first Oscar. The scene was revolutionary in its time as the character blew out a lit match before shifting to the desert scene.


Later, she earned four more Oscars with her work in “Becket” (1964), directed by Peter Glenville; “The Elephant Man” (1980), by David Lynch; “In the Line of Fire” (1993), by Wolfgang Petersen; and “Out of Sight” (1998), by Steven Soderbergh.


Anne lived a long and rich life. She married a film and television director named Douglas Hickox and the couple had three children. All three children are now involved in the film, just as their parents.

Anne’s cause of death is yet to be shared. Please pray as her children mourn the loss of their mother.

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