Emmy award-winning Comedianne
Dead at 38,Tracey Conway Stages the Ultimate Comeback
Dying onstage is the last thing you'd expect from an Emmy-Award-winning actress and comedienne. But only minutes after spoofing ER on her sketch-comedy television show, Tracey Conway literally dropped dead from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
Overcoming 20-to-1 odds, she survived and turned her miraculous recovery into poignant yet laugh-out-loud presentations that have wowed everyone from maximum-security inmates to Oprah Winfrey.
Tracey has turned her story – her sudden death, her miraculous recovery and the insight she's gained living and thriving every day with a chronic heart condition – into a series of hilarious and meaningful keynote presentations that will touch and inspire any audience.
Tracey's inspiring, informative talks "Drop Dead Gorgeous!" and "Dead: Been There, Done That!" are rousing anthems that motivate men and women to get passionate about their life priorities, including health.
Grab-your-tissues sniffles alternate with rousing belly laughs in presentations that have entertained and engaged audiences from Boise to Budapest. Even Tracey's descriptions of how the heart works have people rolling with laughter. But dying from cardiac arrest isn't all funny business. Cleverly slipped in among the laughter is a very serious and heart-felt message.
A classically trained actress with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Drama from the University of Southern California, Tracey moved to Seattle to pursue a stage career.
When the local TV comedy show "Almost Live!" needed an unknown face to give an "eyewitness" account of the supposed toppling of the Space Needle for a live April Fool's Day sketch, Tracey's performance was so realistic the station was flooded with calls about the "disaster," and the city's 911 callboard was temporarily disabled. Her destiny was apparent, and Tracey joined the cast full time in 1990.
Aside from being an internationally acclaimed speaker, Tracey is an accomplished writer. She contributed the lead story in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Healthy Living: Heart Disease and received two Emmy nominations for her writing on "Almost Live!" Sought for her effervescent-yet-educated presence, she served as a panelist on Second Opinion, the PBS series that showed-in a way never seen before-how doctors navigate their way through tough medical decisions.
Tracey regularly keynotes Go Red For Women! events for the American Heart Association across the country, and is also involved with several national organizations promoting the use of AEDS and the therapy of ICDs. She serves on the board of Seattle's Hope Heart Institute and is a professional member of the National Speakers Association. Tracey shares her West Seattle home with Lulu, the most beautiful Siberian Husky in the world.
If embracing change, managing stress, creating a balanced life, and / or health challenges are the focus of your conference, meeting or convention, then bring in Tracey as your keynote speaker. And don't forget to bring the tissues. Guaranteed-there won't be a dry eye in the house!
"It was great! You accomplished more that day than any of us could with reams of research papers and statistics!" Richard O. Martin, Past President, Medtronic Physio-Control Corporation
"Simply brilliant!" Jean Enersen, Anchor KING 5 Television, NBC Affiliate
Travels From: Seattle, WA