Marcia Lou Griffin Facts
|Real Name||Marcia Lou Griffin|
|Birthday||4 October 1945|
|Birthplace||Modesto, California, the U.S|
|Married/Husband||George Lucas (div), Tom Rodrigues (Div))|
|Net Worth||$4.5 billion|
The Star Wars fans are familiar with Marcia Lucas works as a film editor in the Star Wars Trilogy (1997-1983). And now she isn’t happy with the decision to kill off Han Solo and Luke Skywalker in J.W. Rinzler for his new book “Howard Kazanjian: A Producer’s Life about The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.” She even hit out saying, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and director J.J. Abrams “Don’t have a clue” about Star Wars.
Let’s get to know more about Marcia Lucas with her professional and personal life!
How Old is Marcia Lucas? Age, Parents, Family
The 75-year-old was born “Marcia Lou Griffin” on 4 October 1945 in Modesto, California, the U.S. She is the daughter of Mae Griffin. Talking about her father, he was an Air Force Officer stationed in Stockton, California, during World War II. At the age of two, her parent got divorced.
Then, she moved to her mother’s parents’ house. After her grandfather passed away, she and her mother moved to an apartment in North Hollywood, California. Her mother then worked as a clerk at an insurance agency.
Marcia’s father reappeared in her life when she was a teenager, but he remarried and was stationed in Florida. She returned to Hollywood after spending two years with her stepfamily. She returned to North Hollywood to finish high school. While working for a mortgage bank, Marcia enrolled in chemistry courses at Los Angeles City College.
How did Marcia Lucas Become Famous?
Marcia Lucas has been in the film industry for decades, starring in some of the hit films like Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, American Graffiti, and THX-1138. She won Best Film Editing at the Academy Award for Star Wars in 1977. She even got nominated for an Academy Award for her film editing on American Graffiti and won a BAFTA Award for Best Editing on Taxi Driver.
Lucas began working as an apprentice film librarian at Sandler Films in 1964. By the time she was twenty, she got promoted as an assistant editor and improved her skills by working in promotional films and trailers. She even got the opportunity to work with one of the few respected female film editors, Verna Fields, in 1967.
After working with Verna Field, Lucas got recommended by her then-husband, George Lucas, for an assistant editor for Barry Malkin on The Rain People. Then, she and George returned to their Portola Drive residence to edit Filmmaker.
To this date, the 75-year-old has worked as film editor for Taxi Driver, American Graffiti, Return of the Jedi, The Empire Strikes Back, and The Candidate.
How much Net Worth does Marcia Lucas Have?
Marcia’s work as a film editor has gained her not only fame but also a hefty fortune. She even successfully won the Academy Award for Best Film Editing and Saturn Award for Best editing. With that said, she has accumulated a net worth of around $4.5 billion.
Who is Marcia Lucas’s Husband?
Lucas has married twice. She first walked the aisle with an American filmmaker and entrepreneur, George Lucas. The duo first met each other when George was at the University of Southern California. After dating for a while, they married in an intimate ceremony in 1969. They adopted a daughter named Amanda Lucas in 1981.
Though they had a healthy relationship, the news of their divorce shocked the film industry in 1983. Their relation got affected when Marcia got frustrated with her husband’s dedication to the Star Wars films and Raiders of the Lost Ark, blaming his workaholism and emotional blockage. Furthermore, she reportedly received $50 million from the settlement.
Later, Marcia got married for a second time to Tom Rodrigues in 1983. Tom is a stained glass artist who served as a production manager at Skywalker Ranch from 1980 to 1983. She met him before divorcing George. The couple had a daughter, Amy Rodrigues, in 1985. Later, they got divorced in 1993.
Since her divorce, Lucas hasn’t been publically involved in any relationship.
How Tall is Marcia Lucas? Height, Weight
Marcia has a decent height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs about 59kgs. She has a slim body with blonde hair and brown eyes.
Social Media Profiles: Instagram, YouTube
The film editor isn’t available on the social media platform. Lucas loves to keep herself busy in the physical world rather than involving in the internet world.