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Merrie Lynn Ross Interview

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Multi-award winning filmmaker, writer, and actress Merrie Lynn Ross has starred in over 35 film/television roles, from portraying Bubbles La Rue on the iconic series, "Happy Days," to Emma Lutz on ABC's "General Hospital."

Merrie Lynn produced several films, including "Bobbie Jo and The Outlaw," playing Lynda Carter's sister, and leading to her to her character on the "Wonder Woman" television pilot. She was writer/creator of TV and films, "Soap Box Derby Racers," "Apt. 11E," "Medicine Woman," "Foxy Ladies," and "Bayou Justice," (pre-production), among others, and directed the Director's Award-winning docudrama, "Highjacker," profiling the foibles of being a police officer.  She also directed eighteen films for the L.A.P.D. and Burbank police departments, and launched "P.A.C., - People's Action Center," for Henry Winkler.

She founded a non-profit, "MerrieWay Community," and collaborated with film industry notables, philanthropists, and corporate sponsors to bring arts and ethics back into our schools, and created "Morph America" and "Peace Smarts" (to counteract bullying) curriculums, honored by the White House and President Clinton. "MerrieWay's" youth anchors participated in the Presidential summit with every living president and Oprah Winfrey. Ms. Ross' brainchild, "Stand For Children" rallied 300,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial.

Currently she is producing "The Bully," in tandem with "Peace Smarts" for anti-bullying, and her transformational book, "Bounce Off The Walls: Land on Your Feet...How to Morph Havoc and Hassles into Harmony and Happiness" is recently released.