Jody Jaress is an American actress and jazz and blues singer in the Los Angeles, California area. She began studying acting, singing, and dancing in the mid 1950s.

Background Edit

Jaress[1] was born in Ottawa, Illinois, and is the eldest daughter of realtor, John William "Bill" Schafer (1923–2017) from Marion, Illinois[2] and Freda Ellen Jones Schafer (1921–2005), formerly of Johnston City, Illinois who was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Association in Southern California.[3] Jaress has two children, a son, JC Jaress (married to Anastasia King Jaress), and a daughter, Michele Lea Jaress (1967-1998). She divorced Michael F. Jaress, the father of her two children, in 1975.[4][5]

References Edit

  1. Media Bang Jody Jaress
  2. "The Southern Illinoisan" Feb 10, 2017
  3. The Southern Illinoisan Jun 24, 2006 News, Freda Ellen Jones Schafer
  5. Celebrity photos, biographies and more Jody Jaress
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