While in high school in the Midwest, actress Julie Sommars won awards for her public-speaking abilities. Her experience and talent in that field pushed her towards acting, and by the age of 18, she had her first television role. In 1960, she appeared on an episode of the drama "Letter to Loretta" (by then renamed to "The Loretta Young Show") as Loretta Young's daughter. From there, the television roles came steadily. Some programs she appeared on in that decade alone include the Western "Bonanza" in 1964, the family dolphin show "Flipper" in 1965, and the spy spoof "Get Smart" in 1968. She later appeared in episodes of shows like the crime dramas "The Rockford Files", "Diagnosis Murder", and "Matlock", where she played Assistant District Attorney Julie March from 1987 to 1994. Her first film role came in the 1964 B-movie "Sex and the College Girl". She also enjoyed a starring role as the sexy love interest of an inept bachelor in "The Pad and How to Use It" in 1966, and a role in the 1977 Disney comedy "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo", playing an aggressive race car driver. In her 30-year career, she has had over 60 film and TV roles.