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Trudi Ames

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Name  Trudi Ames

Role  Actress
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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.


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Personal life

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.

Post-acting career

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.


  • The Impossible Years (1968) as Francine
  • Cinderella (1965) as Daughter
  • The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1960; two episodes as Jenny)
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show (1965; 1 episode as Margie)
  • Gidget Goes to Rome (1963) as Libby Bennett
  • Bye Bye Birdie (1963) as Ursula (uncredited)
  • Gypsy (1962) as Scottish Girl (in Uncle Jocko Scene; uncredited)
  • My Three Sons (1962) season 2, Blind Date, as Julie
  • References

    Trudi Ames Wikipedia