Minnie Shorter never ran a major corporation, never performed brain surgery, never jumped motorcycles for a living, and never tried to join the astronaut program, but she has had almost every other job you can think of during her life.
Minnie opened her first lemonade stand on a busy Los Angeles street corner when she was seven. She and her best friend Angelina and her brother Wayne were an instant success in drought-ridden LA, and were the darlings of tourists strolling up and down the boulevards, craning to see celebrities. There was something precociously charming about Minnie, her brother, and her little dark-haired friend. Minnie soon added celebrity maps and jewelry rental to the fare offered at the stands, which by the time she was 8, she had franchised all across the greater Los Angeles area. Those franchise fees continue to pay her a dividend to this very day.
Other jobs included dog groomer, Pediatric Nurse, Screenwriter, waitress, Executive Producer (for one odd season in the early 90's on CBS,) costumer, circus acrobat, auto body painter, crop duster, border guard, best boy, caterer, and optometrist. On her 30th birthday, she decided it was time to get serious about life, and settle down. She married her fiancé of 12 years, Manfred, and adopted his four siblings from Rio de Janeiro to raise as her own.
Known as Showtalk, most assume that this nickname was given to her because of her various positions within the movie community, but in actuality, was a nickname given to her when she was 16, by a production assistant's assistant's assistant, when she would hold up cue cards for (has-been) celebrity product demonstrators at Home Shows. Show (product) Talk (about product) were the front and back sides of the cards....
Bio by Bo Gus (BIOWRITER)