SHIVA HOURS MARCH 2-5

Still holding with tradition, Sharon, Mark, and Sandy will observe shiva in alignment with who Shelley was. Join them at 40 First Avenue, #5B, NYC this Monday-Thursday 1-4 and 5-10, Friday 1-4. A love-infused and theatric memorial event is in the planning stages. Stay tuned.

LifeTimeline

Shelley Ackerman

    • OCT 14

      Born Manhattan Beach, NY

    1953
    • Graduates from the High School of Music and Art

    1970
    • Singer and waitress at The Improv

    1971
    • Works at Catch a Rising Star and other hot venues

    1973
    • First Steps into Astrology

    1974
    • Appears in the Flamingo Kid and Other Movies

    1984
    • Stars in a revival of "Jacque Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris"

    1988
    • Best Vocalist!

    1990
    • One Session Better Than Ten with a Shrink

    • Begins Karmic Relief segment

    1992
    • Becomes pop media astrologer

    • An astrological leader

    1996
    • Becomes astrology columnist

    2003
    • A political astrologer

    • Appears on Amy Schumer (and others)

    2015
    • Shelley Loved Bernie

    2016
    • An Abiding Friend and Helpmate to Soooo Many

    2019
    • FEB 27

      You're Still Here, Shelley. It's Just that Your Body is Gone.

    2020
  • Born Manhattan Beach, NY

    Shelley with her beloved father, Rabbi Paul Ackerman.
  • Graduates from the High School of Music and Art

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    Singer and waitress at The Improv

    Shelley worked as a comedic singer and waitress at the legendary Improv
    By Steven Waldman
  • Works at Catch a Rising Star and other hot venues

    She worked at Catch a Rising Star, as well as the Playboy Club, Contintental Baths, and Reno Seeney’s Les Mouches
  • First Steps into Astrology

    Shelley obtained their first computerized astrological charts..
  • 2

    Appears in the Flamingo Kid and Other Movies

    Shelley had bit parts in a variety of movies including Flamingo Kid, the Purple Rose of Cairo, Crossing Delancey She also appeared on shows like "Saturday Night Live," "Kate and Allie" and in the soap opera "Guiding Light."
  • 2

    Stars in a revival of "Jacque Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris"

    She had a starring role in a 20th anniversary revival. She starred in the 1988 production of that show with Karen Akers at Town Hall in New York and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The New York Times said Shelley "exudes a contrastingly lighthearted amiability."
  • Best Vocalist!

    In 1990 she won the Backstage Bistro Award for Best Vocalist in NYC
  • One Session Better Than Ten with a Shrink

    She began her successful career as an astrologer. She told Astro.com: "You would be shocked at who comes in for a reading. 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."
  • Begins Karmic Relief segment

    Shelley created a radio segment called Karmic Relief. The New York Daily News describes her as "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
  • 3

    Becomes pop media astrologer

    She has a regular radio segment on WEVD and becomes a well known astrologer, appearing on many shows including Ricky Lake, Access Hollywood, NBC’s Weekend Today Show, Sirius Satellite Radio, The Gayle King Show, Fox’s The Strategy Room, The O’Reilly Factor, ABC’s Eyewitness News, ABC World News Now, .Derek & Romaine, "Whatever" with Alexis Stewart and Jennifer Koppelman, Candace Bushnell Show, CBS Radio, WOR.
  • An astrological leader

    Became head of the NY affiliate of the American Federal of Astrologers. Over the years, she was a popular speaker at astrological trade events. (That image is Shelley's own birth chart)
  • 4

    Becomes astrology columnist

    She became a regular astrology contributor to a variety of publications including the New York Daily News, the New York Post, Beliefnet and New Woman Magazine. She has also appeared in New Woman Magazine, Dell Horoscope, The Mountain Astrologer, The Westchester Guardian, and TheAesthete.com
  • 2

    A political astrologer

    She got much attention doing astrological readings and predictions of political figures including Hillary Clinton. "I've always said astrology is celestial geometry — it's myth and math. We look at planetary correspondence and historical patterns. We can make predictions using pattern recognition, but there's always a wild card." https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/ct-astr/.../012-story.html
  • 4

    Appears on Amy Schumer (and others)

  • Shelley Loved Bernie

    She became our favorite Bernie Bro-tista
  • 6

    An Abiding Friend and Helpmate to Soooo Many

  • You're Still Here, Shelley. It's Just that Your Body is Gone.

    New York, New York