Francis D. “Pete” Lyon

Francis D. “Pete” Lyon was an American film director, television director, and film editor. He and Robert Parrish were co-recipients of the Academy Award for Film Editing for the 1947 film, Body and Soul. Lyon worked on 29 films as an assistant editor or editor, including The Men in Her Life (1941), Body and Soul (1947) and The Young and The Brave (1963).

Lyon transitioned to directing and co-founded United Pictures Corporation in 1966, where he was credited on more than 20 additional films. In 1993, Lyon published a memoir entitled Twists of Fate: An Oscar Winner’s International Career.