Attended, Western College for Women, Oxford, Ohio, 1954—1956. Attended, University Miami, Coral Gables, 1956—1957.
Literary agent Music. Corporation American, New York City, 1960—1962. Store owner The Best of Everything, Westport, Connecticut, 1967—1977, San Francisco, 1978—1987, Lorraine Wohl Collection, New York City, since 1987.
Tour guide to Paris antique markets, New York City, since 2003, Paris, since 2003.
Board member World Affairs, Westport, 1967—1977. Member of Southern Poverty Law Center, Children's Defense Fund (advisory committee since 2002).
Children: Todd Tessler, Claudia Tessler, Scott Tessler.