Item 2 – Model & Reporter

Posing for an A&M Records album cover 

03-modelamrecords_500Raised in Hollywood, I was born with stars in my eyes. I attended UCLA and the Neighborhood Playhouse and studied with teachers from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. I became an actor, model and writer, working both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. I collaborated on scripts, wrote a column for the Hollywood Citizen News, sold my illustrations and cartoons to newspapers and magazines and published my first three books in my early twenties.

Reporter/columnist at Citizen News

02-citizen-news_500Lunch with Groucho Marx at his Trousdale Estate was an unforgettable experience. While I interviewed Groucho, we shared a cigar, and he enthralled me with tales about the off-camera antics of his brothers and their famous straight woman, Margaret Dumont. “Would you like to take a swim?” he asked with raised eyebrow.
“You can leave your hat on.”