Rita Roland

Rita Roland, a film editor who began her career in Europe prior to World War II, died of a stroke Aug. 17 in Los Angeles. She was 84.

Survivors of the Nazi Holocaust, Roland and her husband moved to the United States after the war.

In the 1950s, Roland began working as an editor for MGM where she was quickly upped to full editor.

Roland’s film works included “Patch of Blue,” “Resurrection” and “Fort Apache The Bronx.” She also assisted in films including “Sybil,” “The Doll Maker” and “Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years.”

She is survived by her husband, Dutch producer and director Henry Martin.

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