"Terrie Frankel is one of the most underrated songwriters in the US and I have loved her work for many years. Together with her late twin, Jennie, they wrote many wonderful songs as well as book and lyrics for several productions."
Helen Reddy, feminist icon, "I Am Woman"
Born in Chicago, Terrie attended Chicago Music College of Roosevelt University on a scholarship. Terrie and her identical twin sister Jennie were early Doublemint Twins before performing with the United Serviceman’s Organization (USO) in Vietnam, the Outrigger Hotel in Hawaii, various venues around the world and The Comedy Store in Hollywood and Westwood, California.
Terrie spent many years in Hollywood where she was a producer, screenwriter and composer. She served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Producers Guild of America(helping to create their Awards show and POV Magazine), served on the Board of Governors of the Hollywood Script Writing Institute and is presently a member of the Producers Guild of America, the Recording Academy (Gammy’s) and ASCAP. Terrie and Jennie helped David Letterman get his first big break in Hollywood, writing for The Tonight Show – starring Johnny Carson (the story is chronicled in the book "Tales From the Casting Couch" and Terrie's Veteran's History Project Interview.) The twins also wrote, directed and produced Dr. Phil’s first TV pilot, "Solutions - The Dr. Philip McGraw Show." Terrie co-wrote "Lunch Wagon" a feature film that was the largest grossing independent movie of that year. Jennie and Terrie also co-wrote the feature film "High Heels", starring Morton Downey.
Jennie was an Emmy judge, having written theme songs for ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox. She was at one time signed with manager Freddie DeMann, who handled Madonna, Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie.
Terrie and Jennie’s New York Times and Los Angeles Times Best Seller, “You’ll Never Make Love in This Town Again”, sold over 450,000 copies. The twins also co-wrote: “Tales From the Casting Couch”, “Unfinished Lives”, “Nicole Brown Simpson: Private Diary of a Life Interrupted” (ghost writer) and “I Know You Really Want To Tell Me But I Really Don’t Want toKnow”, a parody about the O.J. Simpson Best Seller (all Dove Books).
Terrie and Jennie have been included in Marquis Who’s Who of American Women, Marquis Who’s Who of the West, Marquis Who’s Who in America and Marquis Who’s Who in the World. Terrie presently lives in Sedona, Arizona.
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Terrie Frankel in front of Tina Mion’s painting “Still Life With Twins” - Tina Mion’s art is represented in the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C..