My Appearances On General Hospital

Back in 1988, I guest starred on the long-running TV series General Hospital. The character I played was named Fran Woods. Finola Hughes played Anna Devane.

I didn’t know these episodes were available until a friend e-mailed them to me. I haven’t seen them in years.


Anna and Fran Woods (1988 Duke and the Mob pt. 44):

Anna Meets Fran Woods in the Library (1988 Duke and the Mob pt. 63):

Anna Asks Fran Woods For Help (1988 Duke and the Mob pt. 139):

Anna and Fran Go Snooping (1988 Duke and the Mob pt. 165):

Busy, Busy, Busy

Life has been pretty spectacular lately.

I’ve been meeting so many wonderful people during my lectures and guest appearances on radio shows.

A big “THANK YOU!” for all your encouragement and enthusiasm.

Many times, these radio shows come up quickly and I get so busy preparing for them that I don’t remember to update my site to let you know how to find me on the radio, or online. My Publicist has reminded me that’s not cool. So I’ll to do a better job keeping my Speaking Engagements page up to date.

More to come!

She’s the Sheriff

Screen Shot 2014-01-14 at 8.54.05 AMI’m proud to share one of my favorite scenes with you, one that makes me giggle even watching it today. My part in the duet is to sing “It’s” at the appropriate times. The look of concentration on my face is priceless. My character is trying to remember the timing of her one word.

The next scene is me on the ledge, humming my “It’s” part of the song, contemplating jumping.

These scenes are from an episode of the TV series She’s the Sheriff (starring my friend Suzanne Somers) called “A Friend in High Places.” It originally aired on 22 Oct. 1988.

The Gospel According to Udana

“Stop trying to fix your outside

and start realizing the perfection on your inside.”

What if everything about your life is already perfect?

What if the laws that keep the planets and stars in orbit

are holding you in your perfect place right now?  What a

wonderful way to start a day… to feel planted deep in the

rich soil of perfect abundance and opportunity.  We just

have to start from where we are and bloom where we are


Udana Talks About Her TV and Movie Career, Pt. 3

NOTE: This interview with Udana Power was conducted by publicist Bill Murphy in late Spring, 2013. This is Part 3 (covering the years 1976-1979) of what’s likely to be a 4-5 part series of interviews with Udana about her appearances on TV and in movies. We hope you enjoy it!

Udana-1976Bill Murphy (BM): Let’s start with Hawaii Five-0, 1976. You did this episode (“Tour De Force, Killer Aboard”) just after LaVerne & Shirley. The show was filmed in Hawaii, so they must have flown you out there, right?

Udana Power (UP): Yes.

BM: What was that experience like?

UP: It was the first time I’d been to Hawaii. It was into the unknown. Exciting. Cliff Gorman [who played the bad guy in the episode] was there. I called him as I got in just to connect with him as an actor. But he didn’t want to. I think he thought I was asking for a date. I wasn’t. The episode was really fun. I didn’t get to see much of Jack Lord. I mean, when you’re working on something like that you’re only there doing your scenes and connecting with the director and the people you’re doing the scenes with as well as the full crew. I remember being in the station wagon [in her first scene]. Remember station wagons?

BM: Oh, yeah. [laughs]

UP: They don’t have station wagons any more. And it was a woody [wood paneled sides] station wagon. The sides were metal, painted to look like wood. (laughter) So 70s and 80s. Here’s another thing I noticed, and I noticed this in the episode of Soap: many women had dark hair, and there were no highlights in the hair. It was pre highlights. [Laughs]

BM: [laughs]

UP: I was killed off in the first few scenes. [Laughs]

BM: Yeah. I think you lasted about 10 minutes into the episode.

UP: Yep. But I threw myself into it like it was a leading role. I was interested in making sure that the scenes were good. I felt like I was up to speed. I knew my lines and, as Spencer Tracy advised a young actor, I knew my lines and didn’t bump into the furniture.

BM: Cliff Gorman. What was he like to work with?

UP: Terrific. He was an excellent actor. Very professional. Intense. I really appreciated Continue reading

The Home Based Business Revolution

UdanaBookOne of the things we talked about on Dr. Tony’s show May 16th was my book, The Home Based Business Revolution.

From the introduction:

Many of us who are highly trained and have accomplished a lot in our lives have suddenly found ourselves in financial chaos. The world economy has changed dramatically. As we all search for answers to creating new revenue streams, we are being bombarded with Home Based Business offers from friends, family and strangers. It can be very confusing.

That’s why I’ve written this book—to help you see clearly the profound opportunity in front of you and how to avoid all the mistakes I made when I first learned about this industry and started my own Home Based Business.

I had been an actress and screenwriter all my professional career. I starred on Broadway opposite Katharine Hepburn, had my own series, got way-layed with an illness during my thirties and came back to get great reviews in a one woman show in my forties. I was success- ful artistically, but absolutely illiterate about money. I almost got married twice to fabulous men, but our lifestyles were very different. I had to figure this money thing out for myself. Darn!

I was down to my last 46 cents in the bank, odd-jobbing it from month to month and wondering how long my health could hold out under the stress, when I discovered network marketing. After a few false starts I stumbled into an amazing company that helped me to lose weight and regain my health. I got so passionate about the product and the business that I went on to create a six figure income in just over a year and then doubled that a year later.

I know what it’s like to sit at my desk alone till four in the morning, sobbing while jug- gling credit cards in order to pay the bills. I know what it’s like to go bankrupt. I know what it’s like to work very, very hard and not get paid. And I’ve learned what it’s like to work, get paid a lot and enjoy life. The last one is the best.

That’s what this book is about.

The Home Based Business Revolution was written to help you achieve financial success, just as I did. It will motivate you, educate you, inspire you, and guide you. The only thing it can’t do is take the first step for your. That’s your responsibility.

But I’ll make it as easy as possible:

  • The Home Based Business Revolution is just $10, plus shipping
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  • “Love is the only thing that can change the world” – Udana Power

    UdanaPowerOn March 6, 2013, Udana Power spoke to The Only Love Project, an organization committed to inter-faith, inter-spiritual bridge building.

    The Only Love Project is based on the premise that “only love dispels hate,” and it is open to all who desire to change the world for the better, one community at a time.

    Bill Murphy (BM): Could you tell us, briefly, a little bit about your background?

    Udana Power (UP): Well, I’ve always wanted to know God. I don’t know where it came from, but I had to know. And I wanted to know. I mean, I was journaling about it when I was 11 and 12 years old. Sometimes I would just journal all night. I wanted to be also an actress. I was compelled to be, don’t know why. And I would write Love and God and Art and Nature and Sex – all those words started with capital letters.  Because somehow all that was part of my searching.

    I don’t know what it was. It was core. Now I call it the Law of Blooming, being connected to our source. But at that time, I didn’t know what it was. I was just vaguely trying to find it.

    So, my desire to be an actress was for many reasons.  I had a gift for it, but I had to know the Source. When I was acting, or when I ultimately started singing, I would reconnect to the Source place within me, and let that flow of energy sing through me. I would line it all up, and it would take over and flow.  I remember when I was flown to New York by Alan Jay Lerner and auditioned in front of the producers of Coco, starring Katharine Hepburn.  It was in her only stage CocoPlaybillmusical. Alan and I walked into the big lobby of the Mark Hellenger Theater one afternoon.  It was empty. It felt like I was walking into my own dream. I remember Alan was holding my hand. I was very young and very naïve at the time, and I felt like I was walking into a cathedral. As we crossed the lobby and walked I into the great, big, empty theatre, there were a few men in suits there. One of them was Andre Previn.  Everyone introduced themselves and then they asked me to go up on stage and sing.

    It was a long walk. All I knew was this is where life was created. All I could think of was that and my personal relationship with God.  I walked up to the big empty stage and sang “Greensleeves” in French and “God Bless The Child.”  Alan said later that it was like they were watching a young Judy Garland.

    And whenever I’ve been to a theatrical performance that’s truly wonderful there is something of the spiritual in it. So, that’s been my life, and that’s where I came from. I was an actress in theatre for many years, I was on television and film, I did a one-woman show for five years. And when I did my work, I called it a Yahweh. That’s a word for God. I couldn’t quite articulate what it was, but if I could fling myself out into that experience, and channel that. Then I was doing what I was put here to do.

    And I did that many times over and over. People would come backstage just sobbing because the performance had such a profound effect on them. It wasn’t me – it was something that I flung myself into that came through me.  For me it was interesting, and it was easy.

    I remember the producer for Applause at the San Bernardino Civic Light Opera. Larry Kasha had produced it on Broadway and was directing it here. I played Eve opposite Yvonne De Carlo. The producer was a woman who Continue reading