Carole started working as an actor in films, television, musical and dramatic theater at the age of twelve. At sixteen, she sang the coloratura solo in Puccini's operatic Messa di Gloria at the Hollywood Bowl and co-starred in the television series National Velvet. She has recently completed being in the documentary film, “Femme” on outstanding women helping women around the world. The documentary Japanese Red Army was just released with Carole playing herself.
Filming over a hundred television shows, twelve motion pictures, and traveling all over the world singing in theaters, she learned it was important to respect and listen to older people, get as much education as possible, travel abroad, and study languages. The Dalai Lama has said, “Visualize your desire 1,000 times and it will be manifested.”
Carole has an unshakable belief in God and studied different religions, including Kriya Yoga for five years. The Bible, Alice Bailey and Edgar Cayce’s teachings taught her that everything is possible, and she dared to live her dreams!
As a young girl, she spent part of her vacations working in her father’s doctor’s office, where she felt empathy for the less fortunate. She has spent a major part of her adult life in the service of others, working mainly for physical disability and emotionally disturbed children.
Being a musician, she studied sound therapy, and introduced the scientist who invented voice-activated technology to the University of Southern California School of Medicine. This new technology gave mobility to thousands of paralyzed children. As president of the Las Floristas charity, she was able to help raise money to build the Center for Applied Rehabilitation Therapy at Rancho Los Amigos in Southern California. In 1972 she assisted Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Rafer Johnson hosting the first Special Olympics at UCLA. During and after the Vietnam War, Carole sang to and entertained paraplegic soldiers each month—traveling to the Veterans Hospitals in San Francisco, Long Beach, and Los Angeles. Both the City and County of Los Angeles honored her with their Humanitarian Awards in 1984.
Carole has been active in politics since the age of twenty-one, and gave speeches for two United States presidents and two senators. At the age of thirty, Carole’s husband, Larry Doheny, died suddenly changing her life completely. She had to deal with a new set of rules. She learned that the important thing isn’t what happens to us; it is how we deal with what happens! As a single parent, she reared four children with love and a few safety rules. She tried to be an example of unconditional love doing no harm to others. She had to grow up fast! Carole wrote Amberella to help young people learn how to be confident and use their power. So many young people have responsibilities beyond their years.
Being with her children, grandchildren and friends are important to her. She enjoys swimming, dancing, playing the piano and singing. Her secret passions are her love for thoroughbred horseracing and watching good movies. Her successful book Amberella was released in 2016 and she is now completing a new book, HIJACKED: An Eye Witness Account of Evil, after being kidnapped in 1977 by the Japanese Red Army during her flight from Bombay India. The book is highly anticipated and scheduled to release later this year along with a screenplay and film adaptation to follow.