Her dog, Mr. Wonderful, a German Retriever, is an international goodwill ambassador.
She has never - not ever - had alcohol nor a cigarette nor a recreational drug.
She is a workaholic; puts in 18-hour workdays, seven days a week.
She does not eat any wheat, virtually few grains, and almost all her food intake is organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, grass-fed and non-irradiated.
She represents the late Earl Wilson's celebrity estate. Wilson (May 3, 1907 - January 16, 1987) was an American journalist, gossip columnist, and author, perhaps best known for his six-day a week nationally syndicated newspaper column, It Happened Last Night.
She lifts weights.
She is a second-generation Russian American.
She is a voracious reader. Owns a massive library of books, i.e., law books, history books, biographical books, celebrity autobiographies, and lots of books on nutrition, and alternative medicine.
She is the co-producing partner with Earl Wilson, Jr., the Grammy-nominated composer and son of the late Earl Wilson.
Her two closest childhood friends both died at age 19; one fell into a diabetic coma; the other was killed by a drunk driver as she was crossing the street.
She walks at least six miles a day.
She studied ballet for 11 years.
She tends to wear clothing made of organic cotton.
Her biological mother was a failed pianist and singer; she lacked that one necessary ingredient needed for success: inner confidence.
Her quiet unpretentious demeanor - signature black tee's, well-worn jeans, and cowboy boots - belies her New York City roots.
She is a movie addict, and has her own vast library of DVD's (and hard-to- find films on VHS tapes).
She started taking piano lessons at age four, violin at age eight, the accordion at age nine, and the guitar at age 10.
She was enrolled in her first acting class at age four (in the belief that it would help her "outgrow" her shyness).
Widely known as a highly passionate civil rights and social activist.
Devoted thousands of hours to church, civic and community volunteer activities.
Passionately represents controversial people and projects.
She is a civil rights and social activist.
Her Western and Chinese zodiac signs are the two most powerfully combined signs in existence.
She is a natural dark brunette. She now colors her own hair every 16 days. It's never the same shade after she bleaches it.
Unlike most women, she does not care for jewelry. (She'll wear a watch, when necessary -- of which she has many, almost all with dead batteries.).
Though most women do, she has never worn lipstick nor blush nor pancake.
She despises gossip of any kind.
She loves animals. Rescues strays. She brings her German Retriever with her whenever she travels.
She exercises daily. Bench presses, along with walking at least six miles a day.
She is a walking compendium of information on health, wellness and alternative medicine.
She is quiet, shy and introverted in small social gatherings, yet can easily lecture before groups of 3,000 people or more without breaking a sweat.
She is a very disciplined: she does not eat any wheat, virtually few grains, and almost all her food intake is organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, grass-fed and non-irradiated.
She is a second-generation Russian American. Though she reads Hebrew and understands some Yiddish (that she picked up on the streets of lower Manhattan), she was brought up as a practicing Methodist. She always takes time to pray when she wakes up in the morning, during all her walking breaks, before she eats, and before she goes to sleep at night.
She is the co-producing partner with Earl Wilson, Jr., the Grammy-nominated composer and son of the late Earl Wilson (May 3, 1907 - January 16, 1987), who was an American journalist, gossip columnist, and author, perhaps best known for his six-day a week nationally syndicated newspaper column, It Happened Last Night. She represents the late Earl Wilson's celebrity estate.
She is a movie addict, and has her own library of DVD's (and hard-to- find films on VHS tapes).
She does not take any medication. She does not even take aspirin or over-the- counter painkillers, and never has.
She tries to watch at least four movies a week (mostly just sitting at her desk).
She is a happy workaholic; she loves her work.
She loves music; it is center stage in her life.
She is always even-keeled. She never suffered from depression; she does not have ups and downs.
She has always been highly disciplined.
Between Canada and the United States, has probably hiked in over 50 national parks.
Had two Argentinian Coati-Mundi's, two dogs, one cat, and three desert turtles until recently.
Sunday -Thursday, she watches an hour of Bravo-TV's reality mixes in the evening (to chill out). She tries to catch Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is her favorite author/writer. She loves his social commentary. She owns all his books. She reads all his columns.
Professional friends were always trying to fix her up on celebrity dates. But she is not "into" celebrity.
Personal Quotes (4)
The most important thing in communication, I've come to realize, is to hear what isn't being said.
The single biggest problem in managing actors, entertainers, singers, composers, musicians, and other talent is the lack of clear communication between client and manager. Too often, there is only the illusion that it has taken place.
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. If I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening.
Communication is a 13-letter word. It's something that few people actually do. Sure, people talk, and talk, and talk, but are they actually communicating?