- Category : 1924-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Migration 1
American film editor with more than 40 credits for films released from 1954 to 1996. Bretherton's most noted work was the editing of the film Cabaret (1972), which was directed by Bob Fosse. Bretherton received the Academy Award for Best Film Editing, an ACE Eddie Award, and a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Editing for this film.
Bretherton was the son of editor/director Howard Bretherton and actress Dorothea McEvoy. He served with the United States Air Force during World War II.
His first project as a film editor was An Affair to Remember in 1954. In 1995, Bretherton received the American Cinema Editors Career Achievement Award. Bretherton died of pneumonia in Los Angeles on 11 May 2000 at age 76.