Tuesday, July 17, 2012

From Child Star to Greater Success: Dr. Danielle Spencer-Fields

Dr. Danielle Spencer-Fields, who played Raj's sassy sister, Dee from the 1970's hit show, What's Happening!! (1976) will be at the Main Library to discuss her book, Through the Fire...Journal of a Child Star. She will also be available for book signing.

With her love of animals, Danielle Spencer attended the University of California-Davis for two years  to pursue her degree in veterinary medicine. She then took a break from her studies to play her character, Dee, in What's Happening Now!! (1985).
Danielle Spencer went back to school and attended Tuskegee University Veterinary School, in Tuskgeee, Alabama and became a veterinarian in 1996. She also portrayed a veterinarian in several films. Danielle now lives in southern California with her husband, dogs and cat.

In this memoir, she talks about the tragedies and challenges she faced growing up and how she changed her life around and became a successful vet.
She is in this month's issue of Ebony and People Magazine's June 5th online article.
Danielle is also speaking at a fundraiser for Tim Kaine on the 28th of July.

This program will be held at Main, July 23rd from 7-8:30 p.m.

1 comment:

Marilyn said...

Loved her character, loved her performance in the show, I'm sure this book will be brilliant. Can't wait to read it!