Grew up in France and Switzerland
Moved to Hollywood, where she worked as a messenger for Columbia Pictures while attending college
Started editing in the sound effects department at Columbia
Traveled to France with her husband; remained for two years
Moved back to the USA
Edited short film "Endowing Your Future"
First feature as editor, "Terror from the Year 5000"
Established reputation with "Odds Against Tomorrow"
Cut Robert Rossen's "The Hustler"
First screen collaboration with Arthur Penn, "Bonnie and Clyde"
Worked for director Paul Newman for the first time on "Rachel, Rachel"
Initial screen work for George Roy Hill on "Slaughterhouse Five"
Began collaboration with Sidney Lumet on "Serpico"
Garnered first Oscar nomination for Sidney Lumet's "Dog Day Afternoon"
Served as co-executive producer of Warren Beatty's "Reds"; also co-edited the film; earned second Oscar nomination
Last feature credit for nearly a decade Barry Sonnenfeld's "The Addams Family"
Taught at the Los Angeles Film School
Served in an executive capacity at Warner Bros.
Returned to film work as editor of "Wonder Boys"; garnered Best Editing Oscar nomination