Newspaper reporter for the Hollywood Citizen News during the 1940s. She also won the Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Drama for her work on the series, Court Martial.
She attended movies in her neighborhood and went to Hollywood High School.
For her work on series The Black Hole, she won the 1980 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.
She raised foster children and supported equestrian causes.
Lana Turner was her tour guide around Hollywood High School when she first started.