Barbara Sohmers, a native New Yorker, lived and worked for many years in Paris, where
she was one of very few foreigners to become an established actress in French theatre and
TV, working with such renowned Playwright-Directors as Jean Anouilh and Peter Ustinov, and
in films with international stars like Jean-Paul Belmondo and Peter O'Toole. On her
return to the U.S., she appeared on Broadway and in prestigious Regional Theatres like
Arena Stage, Long Wharf, and the Mark Taper Forum. In 1990, she noticed the first signs of
a neurological disorder which affected her speech, and which was later diagnosed as
Parkinson's Syndrome. Forced to give up acting, she turned to her second love, and began
to write full time. The Fox and The Pussycat is the second of a trilogy featuring Alfred
and Maggy Renard. The first to appear in print was The Fox and The Puma, set on a resort
island off the coast of France; the third, The Fox and The Serpent's
Tooth takes place in Los Angeles.
Barbara Sohmers died in France in June, 2003.
This biography was last updated on 12/27/2010.
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