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Mindy Stearns

It took one “Cockle Doodle-Doo” to bring Mindy Burbano into the Hollywood spotlight. Discovered by Oprah Winfrey while making animal calls as an audience member, Mindy found her true calling in the entertainment industry, leaving what she thought was a lifetime career as a dental hygenist.


Mindy’s foray into the media spotlight began with one “Cockadoodle-Doo.” Discovered by Oprah Winfrey while making animal calls as an audience member, Mindy found her true calling in the entertainment industry, leaving what she thought was a lifetime career as a dental hygienist. After that fateful show where Oprah nicknamed her “The Rooster Lady. “ Following over three hundred radio appearances, a producer took a risk on raw talent, and Mindy was hired to host the highly rated Saginaw, Michigan radio program called Mike & Mindy in the Morning. Within six months the show was rated number one and then Mindy again changed addresses, this time to be on Hollywood’s red carpet reporting for television’s Entertainment Tonight.

The Emmy nominated Stearns has made a successful career covering the world of entertainment for KTLA’s award-winning News at Ten, and the KTLA Morning News. Mindy has also appeared on Live With Regis and Kathie Lee, and The Jamie Kennedy Experiment and taken on acting roles in Sabrina the Teenage Witch” and 7th Heaven. Among films like Dickie Roberts; Former Child Star, and numerous independent film projects, Mindy also appeared in the popular Disney film The Princess Diaries, in a role that Director Gary Marshall wrote specifically for her.

Mindy’s popularity on and off the Red Carpet have earned her the prestigious Golden Mike Award, two Emmy nominations and a nomination for “Entertainment Reporter of the Year” by the Publicists Guild.

Those who thought her Oprah appearance a “one hit wonder” continue to be surprised. Mindy has appeared six times on The Oprah Winfrey Show, as one of Oprah’s “favorite guests”, “The Best of Oprah”, “Rags to Riches”, and was featured in a segment that followed her life with an exclusive look into her fairy tale marriage to Glenn. The wedding was featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, and in the pages of “In Touch,” “Rivieria,” and “Orange Coast” magazines, and donned the cover of “Inside Weddings” magazine.

Mindy and her husband dabbled in the reality show world when they appeared together on TBS’ The Real Gilligan’s Island as the “Millionaire and his wife.” Her husband Glenn won the game show competition and they matched and donated the prize money to charity.

Recently named “Woman of the Year,” by California State’s 70th district Assemblyman Don Wagner, Mindy Stearns has earned the title through her tireless efforts to support and bring awareness to various charity organizations throughout Southern California. Mindy, along with her husband Glenn founded the Stearns Family Charitable Foundation and the Live Changing Lives Gala which has become the premiere Charity Gala in Orange County raising close to $4 million in 4 years. Mindy can be seen regularly bringing attention to Arts and Cultural events in Orange County on PBS SoCal’s Real Orange.

In addition to being named “Woman of the Year” Mindy has been recognized as the Soroptomist International Woman of Distinction. Glenn and Mindy have received various awards throughout the community for their contributions. Including the Canyon Acres Jim Murray Memorial Service Award, The Optimist Youth Homes Mentor Award, and American Couple of the Year at the Starkey Hearing Foundation gala.

Mindy manages a blended family with two daughters of her own; 3 and 6 year old girls, 5 stepchildren (and two granddaughters) and maintains a close friendship with the mothers of all the children.

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Former Dental Hygienist Shares Animal Calls, Fairytale Life

Long Beach, CA – – June 14, 2005 – Emmy nominated Mindy Burbano Stearns will be the keynote speaker at the Long Beach Yacht Club on Thursday, June 16 from Noon to 2pm. She will share highlights from her career … Continue reading

Life is an Isle for the “Real” Mrs. Howell

Somehow it makes sense that Mindy Burbano Stearns is portraying the wealthy and wacky Lovey Howell on the new TBS reality show, “The Real Gilligan’s Island.” After all, this is the woman who cock-a-doodle-do’d her way to fame on “The … Continue reading

Glenn and Mindy Stearns Recognized as American Couple of the Year at Starkey Hearing Foundation’s 12th Annual So The World May Hear Gala

From President Bill Clinton to Robin Williams, Legends from the Worlds of Comedy, Film, Television, Sports, Music, Philanthropy, Social Justice and Business Unite in Support of Foundation’s Mission. A record $7.6 million raised to help the world’s hearing impaired. On … Continue reading

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  • American Couple of the Year

  • The Princess Diaries

  • Brad Pitt Interview

  • Colorado Mills Commercial

  • Woman of the Year

  • Ray Charles Interview


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