Rona Barrett Biography (1936-)

Born Rona Burstein, October 8, 1936, in New York, NY; daughter of Harry J. (afood market entrepreneur) and Ida (Lefkowitz) Burstein; married William Allan Trowbridge (a businessman), September 22, 1973. Addresses: HOME--P.O. Box, 1410, Beverly Hills, CA 90213.OFFICE--National Broadcasting Company, 3000 W. Alameda Avenue, Burbank, CA 91523.

Birth Details
October 8, 1936
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Host, Dateline, Hollywood, ABC, 1967, and host, Rona Barrett's Hollywood,ABC, 1969.
  • syndicated journalist with Metromedia Network, 1969-74.
  • arts and entertainment editor, featured journalist, and interviewer, GoodMorning, America, ABC, 1975-80.
  • interviewer and news correspondent, Today Show and Tomorrow, NBC, 1980--.
  • senior correspondent, Entertainment Tonight, syndicated, 1981.
  • Credits; SPECIALS
  • Rona Looks at the Oscars, 1972.
  • Rona Looks at Raquel, Liza, Cher, and Ann-Margret, 1975.
  • Rona Looks at James Caan, Michael Caine, Elliot Gould, and Burt Reynolds,1976.
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • As herself, Moonlighting, ABC, 1987.
  • Guest host, Larry King Show, CNN, 1987.
  • Writings;BOOKS
  • The Love-Maniacs (novel), Nash, 1972.
  • Miss Rona (autobiography), Nash, 1974.
  • Writings;PERIODICALS
  • Columnist: Rona Barrett's Young Hollywood, syndicated 1957; Motion Picture magazine, 1960; syndicated columnist with the North American Newspaper Alliance, 1961-64.
  • Also, publisher of Rona Barrett's Hollywood, 1969, and Rona Barrett's Gossip; publisher and executive editor, The Rona Barrett Report (a newsletter),1985--.

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