Bobbie has been involved in several different areas in the 78&1/2 years she’s lived thus far. She now realizes, related. She's became aware that her mission has always been to bring joy into people’s lives and thereby help people love themselves. "Be the Star You Truly Are" is her motto!
She graduated "First In Class" from the Labor Relations School at Cornell University in 1961. In 1964 she received her license in Secondary Education from Columbia Teacher’s College. As a graduate student and then, until her son David was born – while also working as a substitute teacher in NYC Jr. High Schools that were considered "difficult", she worked as an economic researcher at Drechsler & Leff: her dad’s labor relations law firm. The firm was founded by her grandfather David Drechsler. The firm represented management – in industries that realized their employees were important if the companies were to succeed. Among the clients represented were the NY Hotel Association, The Men’s clothing Association and ladies’ clothing manufacturer Anne Fogarty. Her grandfather, David Drechsler, who founded the firm, helped Sidney Hillman found the Men’s Clothing Workers of America in 1914.
When her son, David, was in kindergarten she followed her childhood passion and plowed into NY Theater. She began by studying with Stella Adler and Gene Frankel became like family to her. She also studied with and became close with Lee Strasberg. She continues to perform and to write songs and produce cabaret shows. She produced theater and events, including the Drama Desk Awards and musicals and plays in New York, London and other US cities. She produced "The Betrayal of Nora Blake" by John Meyer in London and in West Palm Beach. The show is coming back and is presently having readings for possible investors.
She won the 1988 MAC Award for the act she performed with former songwriting partner Sharon "Spector" Schapow. She was nominated for the 2015 MAC Award for Best Show and – WON both the 2016 and the 2017 MAC Award for Best Emcee for her series: "It's Just a Number!" The series continues on at The Metropolitan Room in Manhattan.
She has become a well-known member of the NYC entertainment community. You can see her full entertainment resume on www.bobbiehorowitzproductions.inc.
She attributes much of the positive response she got as a cabaret performer to the “look” she’d learned to achieve as a result having been analyzed by an image consultant. This led her to become a Certified Image Consultant herself, in order to be able to help others.
Bobbie was on the faculty of New York University's Film, TV & Broadcasting Dept. where she taught "How To Present Yourself At an Audition". She also taught the course at the T. Schreiber Studio and taught Teen Image classes in Westhampton Beach and at Cascades High School in NYC. Her corporate image seminar bookings include Cornell University, Queens and Fordham Business School. She also was a speaker for the "Women in Business" series, BCD Productions, Profile Health Spa for Women, the Jacob Javits Center, Prudential Bache, The West Side Spirit, Our Town and Cablevision-in association with Image and Fashion International. She's done color promotions, with IFI, for Lancôme/Mirabella at Bloomingdale's and Abraham and Strauss. Her private clients are business people and performers who wish to rise to the top of their fields. She holds Color/Style "Dress To Get YES" workshops in New York City. You can read tesitmonies from private clients and workshop attendees on this site.
Excerpts from her handout book "Max-Impact: Presentation for Optimum Results" and her article "Pruning the Ivy" (job interview dress and etiquette for college seniors) were published in "Image Update". She has been quoted as an expert in Seventeen Magazine and she co-authored the printed material for a seven-week tour for Escada. As VP for Education of the Tri State Chapter of The Association of Image Consultants International, Bobbie was a founding participant of AICI's project with The Partnership For The Homeless.
She found Reiki a great help for her healing when she had osteoarthrits and also when she fell – so she studies Reiki and became a Reiki Master so she could help others.
When she needed to restore her health and fitness Bobbie designed a way to ask for help and did so well people asked her fto help them! This lead her to write "Fit and Fabulous From Fifty Forward!" and give workshops to help others.
Bobbie appeared as the featured guest on “The Colin Lively Show”, a show about rejuvenating and staying young, presented by the Here Women Talk .com on The Zeus Radio Network.
She was also a guest on The Sue McGarvie, EZ Rock Radio Talk Show emanating from Ottawa Canada and on Tonja Walker, former soap opera star's radio show. Most recenntly she was on David Giardina's radio show featuring cabaret. Bobbie appeared on the well-known Joe Franklin Show several times and will be honoring that shows's director, Bob Diamond in her next cabaret show presented by The Metropolitan Room, at The Triad, on November 19, 2017.
Her book, "Fit and Fabulous From Fifty Forward" published by Balboa Press – the Hayhouse affiliate is available on Amazon.com, Balboa Publishers, this website and through other sources. Please leave your email on this site to get information about book signings, speaking engagements, etc.
Bobbie knows that when everyone on Earth knows they can live as the star they truly are the world will live in peace.