Bachelor, Willamette University, 1949. Master of Arts, Stanford University, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, University New York, 1974.
Professor, actress, writer, poet, New York City. Professor State University of New York, Albany, 1962-1966, California State University, Long Beach, 1968-1970, San Jose State University, 1974-1985, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, 1987—2004, professor emeritus, since 2004. Actress with Shakespearean Festival, New York City, Broadway, off-Broadway, Australia, national tours and one woman shows, 1952—2004.
Foreign correspondent. Owner, publisher Pacific Books & Arts Magazine, 1986-1992. Missionary to Russia, 1998, China, 2004, Hungary, 2005, Shanghai, 2006.
Speaker, consultant in field.
Volunteer, coordinator, organizer, 1987-1998.
Married László Palagyi (deceased). Children: Istvan, Sandor, Zsa, Zsa.