the multi-talented Barbara Van Orden

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BARBARA VAN ORDEN's highly publicized return to the stage after a devastating

accident and years of rehabilitation learning to walk again has been well received by

audiences and critics alike.  Before the accident she was a model appearing in the

promotion of numerous products.  Her singing career began in New York. She appeared

at some of the Playboy Clubs working with talents such as Morey Amsterdam, Soupy

Sales and Jackie Vernon and others.  Barbara was invited to perform in Vegas, where

she was introduced to Frank Sinatra.  She was thrilled when he asked her if she would

do a club date and perform with him at The Persian Room at the Plaza Hotel in New

York.  Barbara has had a multi faceted career. Barbara and her late husband producer

Steve Heilpern were invited to move on to the Universal City Lot, Where they formed

CINEQUEST. Barbara produced for The Academy Of Television Arts and Sciences the

highly acclaimed "An Evening with Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Jean-Michele

Cousteau. Barbara has also produced events for the American Film Institute

Associates. One of Barbara's special productions was an event honoring the CBS

Television Network "We See Eye To Eye".  In 2009 Barbara was back on the boards

performing her one-woman cabaret show, which she still performs. To give back to the

many that inspired her, she is currently, along with Michael Sterling, a Co-Executive

Producer of LA's NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR, which has given undiscovered young

talent their start and Co-Producer and Partner of SENIOR STARQUEST.  Barbara has two

books regarding the entertainment industry in the works.  Yes, Barbara Van Orden, a

survivor, performer, writer, producer is an inspiration to many in and out of the

Entertainment Industry. THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MOTION PICTURE COUNCIL

PRESENTED BARBARA THE GOLDEN HALO LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.

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