We caught up with Guiding Light star and former GRAND covergirl, Tina Sloan recently, and she had big news to share. “I finally became a grandmother at age seventy-one and burst into tears when I saw her. They named her Hazel for her maternal great-grandmother and Cristina for ME. My husband has four other wonderful grandchildren aged 20-10 but now I, too, am learning what love is for a grandchild.
Tina grew up in a happy family in Bronxville, New York, and learned early in life that she could do whatever she set her mind to do. Since she was a little girl, Tina knew she wanted to be an actor. Her mother referred to her as “Sarah Bernhardt,” a famous actress of the day, but she wasn’t in favor of her daughter taking this career path. It was the one bone of contention between mother and daughter (lucky girl). Her mother could not have been more proud of Tina’s successful acting career.
The same determination that drove her to “make it” in show business enabled her to accomplish another feat: climb Mt.Kilimanjaro. In 1987, she made it all the way to the summit of that 19,700-foot mountain.
And she hasn’t changed a bit. Soon to be 70, Tina is still following her dreams and not letting anything stand in her way. These days, her can-do spirit is focused on helping other women to overcome their fear of aging and to live the third act of their lives fully, gracefully, and joyfully.
In my other life, I am still acting. Season 5 of venicetheseries.net and doing talks around the county, and a play in Boca Grande, Florida. Also editing a novel I wrote called Cleopatra’s Cat. Hope to publish whenever I finish edits. Still living in NYC and Florida with my husband of 40 years! Happy in our 70s and mostly so very happy to be blessed with my son Renny and his wife’s baby girl, who is now 15 months old and full of energy.