Lydia, a native Detroiter, moved to Los Angeles in 1972 to pursue her dream of acting. She was recruited by Paramount Studios to participate in their Performing Arts Program for People with Disabilities.
This led to the stage play “Critical Mass”, where Lydia had a lead role and several parts in movies and TV. She also worked in music videos among those included Pat Benetar and Rick Springfield. In 1980, Lydia had a main role in “Under the Rainbow” which led to working with George Lucas in 1982 on the blockbuster movie “Star Wars” playing a stunt “Ewok”.
Lydia was an original member of the Improv Group “R.T.D. Conspiracy,” performing at Studio City Improv Company, The Laugh Factory, and The Comedy Store. She also worked on several movies doing off camera lines for children.
She returned to Detroit in 1986 to be with her family and worked as a V. P. of Servicing in a Mortgage Company. Lydia became active working with Disability related issues where she served as Chairperson of the Michigan Governor’s Commission until 2005. Lydia was a member of North West Airlines Advisory Board for travelers with disabilities 2006-2009, and is currently a member of Delta’s Advisory Board. Training and Compliance are her main job duties where she makes training videos for Delta.
Currently, Lydia is a Guest Signer as an “Ewok” and continues to travel the United States speaking about her life and love of acting.
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