|Name Trudi Ames||Role Actress|
|Movies The Impossible Years, Cinderella|
Similar People Cindy Carol, Noreen Corcoran, Jesse Pearson, Michael Gordon, Robert Iscove
Born Trudi Ziskind November 10, 1946 (age 73)
Spouse Steven R. Lenenberg (m. 1971 div. 1974)
Trudi Ames (born Trudi Ziskind) is a former actress most notable for her uncredited but memorable role in Bye Bye Birdie as Kim's best friend Ursula. She also had a notable role as Libby in Gidget Goes to Rome and was an extra in Gypsy. In a TV special on January 7, 1965, she was named by ABC as one of the twelve most promising young actresses. She later appeared on such television series as The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Make Room for Daddy, Green Acres and The Dick Van Dyke Show.
The daughter of Louis Ziskind, a social worker for Los Angeles' Jewish Committee for Personal Service, Ames married Steven R. Lenenberg in 1971; the couple divorced in 1974.
Her post-acting life has included teaching in the Los Angeles area public schools for twenty years, and working for the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1978-83 as a brakeman and locomotive engineer.
As Prashant Ziskind, she has worked as a life transitions coach, particularly for creative people including performance artists.