Actress, producer, teacher, author, volunteer, and founding member of the Actors Podcast Network, which consisted of Actors Reporter, Actors Entertainment, and Actors Radio.
She was a secondary and college public school teacher, teaching performance skills, physical education, Spanish, and law. She continued to have a Lifetime Teaching Credential with the State of California even after her career changed.
She was a practicing Federal Court litigation attorney for 30 years, specializing in Business Law and Creditors Rights in Bankruptcy. She is also the author of Dynamic Song Performance, the Singer's Bible, a how-to book which focuses on audience psychology.
She had one son: Emmy-winning producer, director, and animator John Robert Palacio, who was previously with Good Morning America, ET, and The Insider prior to creating And Now Media with his wife, Emmy-winning television producer Luz Montez.
She spent her childhood in the Moulin Rouge, Coconut Grove, Brown Derby, and in Vegas casinos with her best friend, her Grandma Lida. Grandma Lida's best friend was Sophie Tucker, who was nicknamed the last of the red hot mamas.