Warner's talent and creativity have led to her success in many careers: as a prominent free-lance fashion model, as an award-winning television journalist, as an actress on stage and in film, as a writer, as a publisher, as a speaker and primarily as a wife, mother and grandmother.
Warner's modeling career started as a “happy accident,” according to Warner. One day while standing by the elevator in Neiman Marcus a man approached her and asked if she was the model. She thought “no, but I should be.” That day she began to make a plan to become a real model. She set about to find a good fashion photographer, had a composite set of photographs made and began to call on all the fashion directors. Soon she was working for all the fashion stores in Houston – Neiman’s, Sakowitz, Battelstein’s, Isabell Gerhart, Joske’s, which is now Dillards, and Foley’s, which is now Macy’s. She became one of the most popular models to work in Houston.
During the height of her modeling career, Warner auditioned for and won the role of Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blonds, one of Theatre, Inc.’s longest running productions. She continued singing and acting while modeling, performing excerpts from Hello, Dolly, Mame, Stop the World and The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
Warner’s television career spans forty years, including a daily talk show, television commercials and television specials. She has hosted 15 telethons and Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo parades and emceed hundreds of events.
Warner hosted a long-running daily television show, The Warner Roberts Show, and television specials, such as Texas Heritage with Famous Texans, and others for PBS and CBS. She has interviewed many of America's most celebrated personalities and luminaries, such as Nancy Reagan, First Lady Barbara Bush, First Lady Rosalynn Carter, Rev. Billy Graham, Charlton Heston and Frank Sinatra; there are hundreds on the list.
Warner has had roles in four feature films, a role on Unsolved Mysteries and a co-starring role with Shelly Duval in a movie made for television, Dreams in the Attic.
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