Suzanne Pettit

Film and TV editor Suzanne Pettit died May 28 of breast cancer at her home in Los Angeles. She was 50.

Born in Texas and reared in New Orleans, Pettit began her editing career as a contributor to documentaries, working with directors such as Lynne Littman, Martha Coolidge and Lee Grant.

In the mid-1970s, Pettit moved to Los Angeles and edited the feature “Testament” with Littman. Other credits include “And God Created Woman,” “Tell Me a Riddle,” “Love Potion No. 9” and “‘Night, Mother.”

Pettit is survived by her husband, Tom Tatum, two sons, a sister, a brother and her mother.

The family suggests donations in her name be sent to the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048 or the John Wayne Cancer Institute, 1328 22nd St., Santa Monica, CA 90404.

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