Phyllis Smith Altenhaus worked as an assistant to Tom Wilson in the late 1960's.
Appeared in, and assisted with the editing of, the Uncle Meat movie in which she plays "herself" and Sheba Flieschman; parts of her contribution to the film can be heard on the CD reissue of "Uncle Meat".
She once again played herself in the film "Summer Run" (1974)
She continued working as a film editor on "Woodstock" (1970) and "New York, New York" (1977) and "The Warriors"(1979).
Name-checked - as "Fyllis" - on the cover of "Freak Out!".