born: 1962 (age: 10, going on 11)
Jody lives in a suburbian area somewhere in California with her family.
Jody has grown up with all those very colorful, imaginative Saturday morning cartoons and shows that feature regular musical numbers and phantastic adventures in strange worlds or places – H.R. Pufnstuf, the Bugaloos, Doctor Dolittle, Scooby Doo, Josie and the Pussycats etc. This has shaped her love for music, bright colors, singing and dancing. She would love to have an adventure in a magical place like the heroes of her favourite shows, but since that´s rather unlikely, she´ll settle for being in the school play.
She would like to learn to play an instrument but hasn´t quite decided which one yet.
Jody has a mild crush on Jimmy (played by Jack Wild) from H.R. Pufnstuf, not so much a romantic one than wanting to be his best friend and having adventures on Living Island together with him.
Jody loves to spend her days playing outside with her friends. She is a Junior member of the girl scouts.
Pet: red eared slider turtle
Hobbies: singing, dancing, listening to music, painting and crafting, daydreaming, girl scouting, rollerskating, rinding her bike.
Favourite music: that from her favorite TV shows; musicals (Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar), “C Moon”- Wings, “Leader of the Gang” – Gary Glitter, “All the young dudes” – Mott the Hoople, “Candy Man” – SammyDavis jr., “Starman” – David Bowie, “Top of the Worls” – Carpenters, “Nights in White Satin” – Moody Blues; “Layla” – Derek & the Dominoes; “I´d like to teach the world to sing” – New Seekers;
Favourite movies: Charlotte´s Web (1973), From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1972), Snoopy come home (1972), Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), Robin Hood (Walt Disney).
Favourite TV shows: H.R. Pufnstuf, the Bugaloos, Doctor Dolittle, Scooby Doo, Josie and the Pussycats, Brady Bunch, Captain Kangaroo (with The Wombles), Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, The Partridge Family, Sesame Street, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters
Favourite toy: Emerald the Witch, Blythe, Barbie, Dam trolls, LEGO, clackers, yo-yo, Raggedy Ann, Mrs Beasley, GI Joe/Big Jim
Favourite games: Which witch, Hare and Tortoise, Barrel of Monkeys, Candyland, Mousetrap, Ouija Board, outdoors: lawn darts, frisbee, nerf ball.
Favourite book: The Phantom Tollbooth, Narnia series, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Where the wild things are
Doll: Emily Bennett (2013)
Jody is named after Jodie Foster, who I enjoyed in her roles in “Freaky Friday” (1976) and “Christmas at Candleshoe” (1977).