Student, McGill Teachers College, 1953. Student, McGill Conservatory of Music. Associate of Arts, Sir George Williams University, Montreal, 1955.
Bachelor in Psychology summa cum laude, Boston College, 1975.
Teacher Protestant School Board, Montreal, 1953-1958, director drama school, 1957-1958. Artist-in-residence City of Boston, 1978-1983. Television host, producer Station WBZ-television, Boston, 1979-1990.
Freelance news producer AARP News Network, since 1989. Museum director Showtime Singers. Artistic director Showtime Singers, Bascially Broadway.
Freelance writer, composer, lyricist. Columnist A&E Picks, Dear Barbara advice for people 40 plus, A&E Update, Brilliant Arts & Entertainment. Advisor Radcliff College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1985.
President Speechworks. Media public speaking coach and trainer. Television location host New England Cable News "Time For Living" program.
Freelance journalist Boston Herald, Boston Business Journal, Banker and Tradesman, Cape Cod Times, Wedding Day. Aerobics instructor various workout centers.
Member White House Conference on Aging, Washington, 1981. Advisor Cultural Affairs Commission, Newton, 1980—1982, National Committee to Study and Resolve Problems of Older Americans, Boston, since 1984. Member advisory board Radcliffe College Women.
Spokesperson Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association, Boston, since 1985. Member Time Capsule Harvard Schlessinger Library., Cambridge, 1980. Advisor Massachusetts Secretary Elder Affairs, 1992—1993.
Member of American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Cultural Commission Discover Newton Arts, Screen Actors Guild.
Married Erwin Brilliant, June 29, 1958. Children: Bradley, Todd, Michelle.