Bachelor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1968. Master of Arts, University Rochester, 1969. La licence es lettres, University Paris, 1969.
Coordinator student relations University of California at Los Angeles, 1969-1972. Staff writer Heartbeat Theatre, Los Angeles, 1978-1985. Executive producer, screenwriter American Film Institute, 1985-1986.
Freelance writer, since 1986. Active Creative Access program Columbia Pictures, Burbank, California, since 1984.
Board directors, newsletter editor Ethnic Arts Council of Los Angeles, 1972-1976. Board directors Art Museum Council, Los Angeles, 1974-1978, 84-86. Acting district chairperson University of California at Los Angeles Scholarship Committee, 1987.
Active National Charity League, 1987. Member Writers Guild American, Women in Film, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Ronald William Dammann, August 16, 1969. Children: Sarah Madeleine, Joseph William.