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After the better part of a decade of a hectic marriage with an alcoholic husband in Florida, Ann Palmer returned to what seemed to always be home to her - California - where she had spent her adult years. Recreating her life in Hollywood this time seemed to draw her back to where memories flowed of places she and her daughter, Debbie, lived and things they did together. In those earlier days Ann renewed her career in the film and TV industries when she moved back to Los Angeles after staying in Palm Springs for Debbie's last year of school. She sought jobs more in film and television production than in acting. Debbie had waited too late to get into any college classes she preferred, so she took a job working in a Beverly Hills stockbroker's office. It wasn't long before Debbie got bored with her job so when a friend asked her to ride back to Texas, off she went. Before long she decided to stay in Dallas, sharing an apartment with a girlfriend.
Since Debbie seemed to be settling into her own adult life - Ann embarked on her potential new beginning. The time seemed right, as her life had been focused on what was best for Debbie. She tried a job in the downtown Los Angeles Apparel Mart, but only experienced frustrations. In order to survive the day-to-day boring job, she began thinking about exploring life in Europe where she had lived for six months in Rome in the early 1960's while working on the film "Cleopatra."
With this hoped for New Beginning in Europe, Ann faced many ordeals and problems from the day she arrived. She left London for a small town to relax, renew and begin writing. Dreary weather set in that seemed to urge her to keep moving on, first to Paris. Exciting but strange experiences there urged her on to other countries and to eventually stay on in Monte Carlo where she decided to rent an apartment and delve into her writing. In this romantic place, of course, she was open to potential love and romance!
When summer faded away, she was off to Germany in a seemingly romantic adventure with a well-tanned German (who lost some charm as the tan faded). After a month or so she received a disturbing phone call and was forced to leave Europe. Thus began the worst part of her life that lingers on throughout the years, but always realizing that we choose to succumb or conquer, Ann chose to conquer!
Ann had always sought deeper and deeper spiritual awakening while understanding that no religion could provide the total answer. This quest has dominated her life ever since and becoming more and more enlightened, Ann's need has been to share these realizations with others to this day.
About the Author:
Ann Palmer began her TV career in Dallas, Texas in commercials and fashion modeling, which inspired her to take a chance on Hollywood. Torn between on camera performer and behind the scenes production, she did both for a number of years; including on camera in some 75 national commercials, many major films, including under contract to 20th Century Fox for Cleopatra, TV shows through the years, including 14 years on General Hospital. She was a producer for the Erwin-Wasey Ad Agency, a casting director, production assistant and worked all phases of pre and post production. Ann produced over 250 programs while at BHTV and continues now and then. She often tapes the places she visits for future productions. She is an ordained minister and also officiates at weddings.