Skip to main content

Robbins, Jane Marla 1943-

ROBBINS, Jane Marla 1943-

PERSONAL: Born November 2, 1943, in New York, NY; daughter of Louis John (an attorney) and Mildred (an international development consultant; maiden name, Elowsky; later surname, Leet) Robbins. Education: Attended Bryn Mawr College, 1965; studied with Sonia Moore and Walter Lott in New York.

ADDRESSES: Home—22916 Portage Circle Dr., Topanga, CA 90290-4029.

CAREER: Actress, singer, dancer, writer, and producer, beginning 1967. Loyola-Marymount University, teacher at Esalen Institute. Film credits include appearances in Rocky, Rocky II, and Coming Apart; television credits include appearances in 79 Park Avenue, Remington Steele, and The Bob Newhart Show. Worked with Martha Graham Dance Company; guest artist at Italy's Spoleto Festival; appeared in stage productions Reminiscences of Mozart by His Sister, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1995 and Miriam's Dance, Los Angeles, CA, and New York, NY, productions, 1998.

MEMBER: Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors' Equity Association.


(With Terry Belanger) Dear Nobody (play), produced off-Broadway, 1968, aired as television program, Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. (CBS), 1974.

Jane Avril (play), produced off-Broadway, 1982.

Acting Techniques for Everyday life: Look and Feel Self-Confident in Difficult, Real Life Situations, Marlowe (New York, NY), 2002.

Also author of Copenhagen, 1983, and the play, Bats in the Belfry.

SIDELIGHTS: Robbins speaks French, German, Italian, and Spanish and has traveled widely through Europe and the Middle East.



Publishers Weekly, November 11, 2002, review of Acting Techniques for Everyday Life: Look and Feel Self-Confident in Difficult Real-Life Situations, p. 48.*

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Robbins, Jane Marla 1943-." Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series. . 23 Jan. 2019 <>.

"Robbins, Jane Marla 1943-." Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series. . (January 23, 2019).

"Robbins, Jane Marla 1943-." Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series. . Retrieved January 23, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.