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Jill Elikann Barad

BORN
1951, Queens, N.Y.

EDUCATION
BA 1973, Queens College: English, psychology, drama

FAMILY
Married 19 years to Tom Barad, an independent movie producer. Children: Alex, 18, and Justin, 15

FIRST JOB
Working the cash register at grandparents' pharmacy

WORST JOB
Playing Miss Italian America in Dino De Laurentiis film Crazy Joe

FAVORITE STATISTIC
Three Barbie dolls are sold every second

HOBBIES
Watching TV, musicals, movies; buying modern art

TV FAVORITES
The Food Channel, Seinfeld, ER, The X-Files

FAVORITE PIECE OF ART
Andy Warhol painting of Barbie

MOST PAINFUL MOMENT
When her son's third-grade teacher finally met her and said: ''Oh. Alex really does have a mom''

NO. OF BARBIE DOLLS IN HER OFFICE
52

HOW SHE DESCRIBES HERSELF
''I am a Gemini, I am off the ground. I am definitely an air person. I am not calm. I am pretty stable, but I am out there, thinking all different things''




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IF YOU CAN'T BEAT HER, JOIN HER

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