Denise DuBarry
Actress and activist
Denise DuBarry
Denise DuBarry is an American actress, businesswoman, film producer, and philanthropist. She co-founded Thane International, Inc. a global leader in the direct response industry along with her husband, Bill Hay in 1990. She served as its Chief Creative Officer for 15 years 1990-2005.
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USCorp Introduces Arizona Gold Corp Board Members - MarketWatch (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Members of the new board include William Hay, Chairman; Denise Dubarry-Hay, Secretary and Treasurer; Mark Peterson, J. Robert Swidler, Dean Belbas and Robert Dultz, Vice President. William Hay holds an MBA from Queens University in Canada and has an
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Valley notes Oprah's exit from national talk stage - The Desert Sun
Google News - almost 6 years
“She seems to not let her ego get in the way of building her business and surrounding herself with people who know what they're doing,” said Denise DuBarry Hay. A “multi-hyphenate talent” herself, DuBarry Hay has worked in television and film and made
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Athletic shoes get women moving - The Desert Sun
Google News - almost 6 years
Among the guests were Arthritis Foundation CEO Manny Loya, Rozene and Ric Supple, Denise Dubarry Hay, Aliede Bennett, La Quinta Councilwoman Terry Henderson, Mark Troast representing Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack and Palm Desert Councilwoman Jan Harnik
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FILM: 'MONSTER IN CLOSET'
NYTimes - almost 30 years
LEAD: FOR about 20 minutes, ''Monster in the Closet'' seems about to break out as a spoof not only of ''Aliens'' and such, but also of anything else that happened to pop into the head of its writer and director, Bob Dahlin -from health food to insect lib. Most of the characters remind you of somebody. There's a reporter named Clark, who becomes a
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Denise DuBarry
    FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 51
    She fought to get the officially sanctioned "Oscar Night America" gala celebrating the Academy Awards to the Coachella Valley for 2008 and 2009. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/mydesert/access/1733878651.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Mar+4%2C+2007&author=Lydia+Kremer&pub=The+Desert+Sun&edition=&startpage=B.8&desc=Desert+scene http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/mydesert/access/1718349011.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS She serves as a trustee for Olive Crest homes for abused children.
    More Details Hide Details As Development Chair, she developed strategies for raising millions of dollars to build four residential homes, each housing six children, one of which is the DuBarry-Hay Family home. DuBarry has served as a board member of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences, the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Women Leaders Forum, the Electronic Retailing Association (ERA)http://www.retailing.org/ and Thane International. She serves on the advisory board of the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP), and serves on the board of the Palm Springs Cultural Center and as board/Marketing Committee of Marywood/Palm Valley School, where she developed the International Guest Student Program. Congresswoman Mary Bono presented DuBarry with the Desert Diva Award at the Palm Springs Women in Film and Television Broken Glass Awards. DuBarry has a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.
  • FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 49
    Through her production company founded in 2006, Blue Moxie Entertainment, DuBarry produced the feature film, Shoot the Hero, which had its World Premiere at the 2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details She is involved with the local desert community and became president of Palm Springs Women in Film & Television, a non-profit organization whose goal is to empower women in the film and television industry to help advance their careers through networking and mentoring programs. PSWIFT initiatives launched under her leadership have been the pswift.com site and the psfilmoffice.com site, a virtual film office for the Palm Springs area designed to help bring more film and television production to the Coachella Valley.
  • 2005
    Age 48
    In 2005, DuBarry founded Kaswit, Inc., a direct response marketing company.
    More Details Hide Details Two of Kaswit's top direct response projects are the successful, US and internationally distributed infomercials: "Pilates Power Gym”, and “ Secrets to Training the Perfect Dog” with Don Sullivan, "The DogFather".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1990
    Age 33
    Not only is she a certified Bikram yoga instructor and practitioner; prior to relocating to La Quinta in 1990, she founded Malibu Yoga in Malibu, California.
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    She served as its Chief Creative Officer for 15 years, from 1990–2005.
    More Details Hide Details As an actress, she is best known for her role as nurse Lieutenant Samantha Green, on the television series Black Sheep Squadron, and as Johanna Franklin in the film Being There. She was a pioneer in the infomercial industry as producer of Play the Piano Overnight in 1988, which won the Billboard Music Award for Best Music Instruction Video that year and then Play the Guitar Overnight which won the 1991 Billboard Music Award for Best Music Instruction. DuBarry was born in Killeen, Texas at the Fort Hood Army Base to Adrian Pierre DuBarry and his wife, Betty Louise (née King). Her parents moved back to Louisiana where they were from so that her father could finish his master's degree at LSU in Baton Rouge. The family later moved to Honduras, Mexico, Guatemala and Costa Rica, where DuBarry grew up from ages 2 to 10, and learned to speak fluent Spanish. The family moved throughout California, eventually settling in Granada Hills, California where Denise attended middle school and high school. A child of divorce and the eldest of five children, at 14 she was charged with looking after her siblings while her mother worked. Undaunted by the obligations thrust upon her, DuBarry Hay remained positive and focused throughout her childhood. As she watched her mother struggle to make ends meet, she resolved that she would take charge of her own life and not be reliant upon others for her welfare or happiness.
  • 1987
    Age 30
    In 1987, she and a partner produced Play the Piano Overnight.
    More Details Hide Details DuBarry enthusiastically presented what was, at the time, a new and unorthodox marketing vehicle to the product owner – the infomercial. Play the Piano Overnight was immensely successful, hundreds of thousands of videos were sold, and soon after Thane International was born. She met her future husband Bill Hay through mutual friend Dick Robertson, then president of Warner Bros. Television Distribution. The couple formed and produced and distributed, Beat the Recession and a slew of other infomercials. DuBarry Hay’s entrepreneurial streak also extends to the booming yoga industry.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1986
    Age 29
    In 1986, she appeared in the film Lethal (aka KGB, the Secret War).
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  • 1985
    Age 28
    In 1985, she appeared in the cult film Monster in the Closet.
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  • 1980
    Age 23
    Having previously acted together in the 1980 television movie Top of the Hill, DuBarry and Gary Lockwood formed a production company, Xebec Productions, in 1982, and she began writing and fundraising for film development and production, while she continued to act.
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  • 1979
    Age 22
    Director Hal Ashby cast her in a featured role in the 1979 film Being There.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1956
    Born
    Born on March 6, 1956.
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