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Geraldine Peroni (1953-2004) was born in Manhattan and raised in Rockaway, Queens. She studied film at Hunter College, and began her career with the Mirra Bank/Ellen Hovde three-part independent feature Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, on which she was an editorial apprentice.
Working under Thelma Schoonmaker, Ms. Peroni was first assistant editor on Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ, as well as the director's "Life Lessons" segment of New York Stories. She was also assistant editor on John Sayles' Matewan, before earning her first full credit as editor on Shirley Sun's Iron & Silk.
Beginning on Vincent & Theo, she began a steady creative collaboration with director Robert Altman. This continued through The Player (for which she received Academy Award, BAFTA, and A.C.E. [American Cinema Editors] Award nominations), Short Cuts, Prêt-Ã -Porter [Ready to Wear], Kansas City, The Gingerbread Man, Dr. T and the Women, and The Company.
Ms. Peroni's other credits as film editor include Rose Troche's The Safety of Objects, Tim Robbins' Cradle Will Rock, and Nora Ephron's Michael. She also edited episodes of the television series The Wire.