Udana Power (born November 19, 1944) is an American puppeteer and actress. She performed Honey, one of the puppet hosts of The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour.
Vivacious, talented, beautiful and charming Udana Power has been wowing audiences for over four decades.
Over the course of her long and noteworthy career, Udana starred on Broadway opposite Katharine Hepburn; guest-starred opposite many stars including William Shatner, Henry Winkler and Suzanne Somers; had her own television series, and appeared in over 250 TV commercials.
It was obvious from her first appearance on a TV show (Ironside, in 1971) that Udana had "it" - the indefinable charisma of a star. Her perky characters became a staple of '70s-'90s television series as she appeared in audience favorites Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Soap, Hawaii Five-O, Knots Landing and Murder, She Wrote, among many others.
However, just when it seemed the sky was the limit for this versatile performer, a major health challenge derailed her life and career. Udana would spend the next decade virtually bedridden.
Undaunted, Udana worked tirelessly to restore her life and vitality – and succeeded. Emerging with new energy and purpose, Udana wrote her own movies; wrote, produced and starred in her own one-woman show, and authored three books. Most recently, Udana reinvented herself yet again as an entrepreneur, parlaying her natural gift for connecting with audiences into a highly successful business career.
Today, Udana is a dervish of creative and business pursuits. She spends her time working on several books (including children's books and motivational books), writing two or three screenplays, singing and vocal coaching, and carrying out the responsibilities of being a nationally recognized business leader.
Looking back on her career is not something Udana does often. She prefers to look ahead.