Kay Rose
Born(1922-02-12)February 12, 1922
New York City, US
DiedDecember 11, 2002(2002-12-11) (aged 80)
Burbank, California, US
OccupationSound editor
Years active1954–1999
SpouseSherman A. Rose (1951-?) (Divorced)

Kay Rose (February 12, 1922 – December 11, 2002) was an American sound editor. She received a Special Achievement Academy Award during the 57th Academy Awards in 1985. This was in the category of Best Sound Editing for the film The River.[1] She has 68 credits in TV and film from 1954 to 1999.

She was also the first female sound editor to win an Oscar.[2]

In 1999 she received the Lifetime Achievement award at the Motion Picture Sound Editors and in 2002 she received the CAS Career Achievement Award at the Cinema Audio Society awards.

Personal life

Kay Rose was married to film editor Sherman A. Rose in 1951, which resulted in a divorce. Together they had a daughter Victoria Rose Sampson who is also a sound editor.[3]


  1. ^ "The 57th Academy Awards (1985) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
  2. ^ "Kay Rose, 80". LAtimes.com. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
  3. ^ "Kay Rose". Variety.com. Retrieved March 21, 2014.