Ackerman, Shelley

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Name
Ackerman, Shelley Gender: F
born on 14 October 1953 at 05:10 (= 05:10 AM )
Place Manhattan NY, USA, 40n46, 73w59
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 20°46' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 02°50 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 08°52'



Biography

American professional astrologer. entertainer, a singer, actress and comedienne with a body of live work, some film and TV including credits as Peter Allen’s opening act at Reno Sweeney and in the 20th anniversary production of "Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris."

A contributor to the AstroDatabank collection, Shelley is the astrologer who obtained the candidate Bill Clinton’s exact birth time from his mother, Virginia Kelley in September 1992. She appeared on the Ricki Lake show in November 1996, on Fox's "the O'Reilly Factor" in December 2000 and December 2001, and "The Caroline Rhea Show " in January 2003. In December 1996-thru August 1997 she hosted own astrology-comedy-news-talk show on WEVD in NY and in May 1998, her, "Karmic Relief" was included as part of Doug Stephan's national syndicated morning show. In 1998 Shelley wrote two 14 page specials for New Woman Magazine, in 1999 she wrote several columns for "Sports Illustrated for Women" and, in 2003, began writing for Beliefnet.com. Since 2004 (through the present-2009), she has written an annual Real Estate Horoscope for the NY Post, and since August 2006, her weekly column appears in The Westchester Guardian.

According to the NY Daily News (Jan 1, 2000): “Ackerman is a wisecracking, vibrant ball of energy who can barely sit still for more than two minutes, Ackerman oozes glamour with her fluffy, platinum blond hair, head-to-toe black ensemble and glittery jewelry. Not surprising, considering her multi-talented role as entertainer, singer, comedienne, actress, astrologer and admitted ham.

The daughter of an Orthodox rabbi from the lower East Side, Ackerman graduated at age 16 from the H.S. of Music and Art and started pursuing her showbiz dreams at age 17, when she worked as a singing waitress at the famed Improvisation comedy club in midtown amid Billy Crystal, Jay Leno, Robert Klein, Liz Torres, Rodney Dangerfield, Jimmie Walker, Freddie Prinze, Elayne Boosler, and Andy Kaufman.

She was on the job the night Kaufman auditioned at the club in 1973, now immortalized in the film "Man on the Moon." "It was so eerie for me to see this part of my life portrayed on film. ... Andy was sweet and vulnerable," she recalled. "Very complicated. I loved him. But you always got the feeling you didn't know him."

Before long, Ackerman was headlining at New York City cabarets and appearing on shows like "Saturday Night Live," "Kate and Allie" and in the soap opera "Guiding Light."

She became interested in astrology when she started seeking answers from the stars about her own life and soon found that she could read the chart better than the astrologer. Four years after turning professional, (1992) she started her syndicated radio show, "Karmic Relief," which is on hiatus (2000). She's working on a one-woman show and taught a course in astrology at the New York Theosophical Society (1999-2006).

Judging from the brisk business she enjoys, she foresees the astrologer's role in society growing in the future. Her clients are willing to pay a minimum of $200 an hour for her interpretation of their charts, which she gets from a computer-generated program using their birth date and time, and the longitude and latitude of their birthplace.

"You would be shocked at who comes in for a reading," Ackerman says. "Shocked with a capital 'S.' Politicians, heads of universities, entertainers." From the charts, she's able to tell a person's psychological makeup, what's possible for the client and when, what's likely and when and to what to aspire.

"Good astrologers are good historians, social workers, crisis managers, midwives and family therapists," she says. "One woman told me she got more out of one hour with me than she had in ten sessions with a shrink."

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • lover relationship with Belzer, Richard (born 4 August 1944). Notes: live-in relationship 1973-74
  • lover relationship with Wexler, Norman (born 6 August 1926). Notes: 1992 until his death in 1999

Events

  • Financial : Gain significant money 22 April 1994 (Won lottery for $2,500)
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  • Work : Gain social status November 1996 (Appeared on Ricki Lake show)
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  • Work : Gain social status 7 May 1998 (Weekly appearance on Doug Stephan's radio show)
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  • Financial : Gain significant money 29 April 1994 (Won lottery for another $2,500)
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  • Financial : Gain significant money 23 August 2000 (won $2500 in lottery)
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  • Financial : Gain significant money 25 March 2001 (won lottery for $5000)
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  • Financial : Gain significant money 15 September 2001 (won lottery for $2,500)
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  • Financial : Gain significant money 29 September 2005 (Won lottery for $5,000)
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  • Work : Gain social status 1 January 2000 (Full page in New York Daily News on new millennium)
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  • Work : Gain social status 28 December 2000 (Appearance on Fox's O'Reilly Factor with guest host John Gibson; predicted war by end of 2001)
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  • Work : Gain social status 26 December 2001 (Appearance on the O'Reilly Factor)
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  • Social : Great Publicity 27 April 2002 (With brother, guests of Hamburg, Germany; grandfather was 1 millionth immigrant to US from Bialystock through Hamburg in Sept 1902; entered into "Link to Your Roots" database)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project April 2003 (Began writing for spirituality website "Beliefnet.com")
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  • Work : Gain social status June 2005 (Toured with "Court TV")
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 17 August 2006 (Began writing column for Westchester Guardian)
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  • Work : Gain social status 25 August 2006 (Featured on front page of Wall St. Journal article, "Pluto's Demotion Divides Astrologers")
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  • Social : Great Publicity February 2007 (Appeared on Weekend Today Show (NBC; Feb 10) and on Gayle King radio show on XM/Harpo)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project May 2008 (Coordinated media blitz for UAC in Denver; appeared in news outlets all over the world)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project July 1971 (At Improvisation Comedy Club)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project January 1973 (Began singing at Catch a Rising Star)
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship October 1973 (With Richard Belzer)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship November 1974 (With Belzer)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released November 1973 (On Double Bill with Freddie Prinze at NY Playboy Club)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released August 1974 (Opening act for Reverend Al Carmines at Reno Sweeney Cabaret)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released November 1974 (Sang jingle for national TV "Come to the Faberge" (November-December))
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released January 1975 (Opening act for Peter Allen (January-February))
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  • Social : Begin a program of study January 1980 (Began studying acting with Stella Adler and Michael Moriarty simultaneously)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released May 1985 (Appeared in "Lyrics and Lyricists" at 92nd Street YMHA)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project October 1987 (Won starring role for 20th anniversary of "Jacques Brel")
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 21 January 1988 (Opening night in "Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris")
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  • Work : End Major Project 7 February 1988 (Jacques Brel role)
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  • Work : Prize January 1990 (Won Backstage Bistro Award for Best Vocalist in 1989)
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  • Work : New Career 4 July 1992 (As a professional astrologer at Gurney's Inn in Montauk, NY)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project March 1996 (Began teaching at NY Theosophical Society)
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Source Notes

LMR quotes her by phone 10/l992, B.C.

Categories

  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Winnings/ Lottery (Won two lotteries)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer (Pro)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Skills - Multi-faceted
  • Vocation : Writers : Astrology (Column)
  • Vocation : Writers : Humor
  • Traits : Personality : Active (Energy)
  • Traits : Personality : Gregarious/Extrovert

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