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Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr, one of America's funniest comedians, has another side that not many people have seen. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. During her teenage years, she worked as a dishwasher at a local restaurant. She married Bill Pentland and they had three children together. They remained married for sixteen years, until Roseanne found her place as a comedian. She worked doing stand-up comedy until her 8/23/85 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) thrust her into the limelight. In 1987, HBO offered her a show of her own, On Location: The Roseanne Barr Show (1987). It was canceled after a short time. In 1989, Roseanne starred opposite Meryl Streep and Ed Begley Jr. in She-Devil (1989). Though her first picture wasn't as successful as she might have hoped, her sitcom, Roseanne (1988), ran for nine seasons on ABC. During the show, Roseanne fell in love with fellow cast member Tom Arnold and divorced her husband Bill after nearly 20 years of marriage in order to marry Arnold.After four years, Roseanne and Arnold divorced. Ratings on her TV show were also down. On Valentine's Day 1995, Roseanne married former bodyguard Ben Thomas. The marriage lasted until 2002. In 1996, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and won, but she was not there to accept it. After Roseanne (1988) was canceled, she went on Broadway to play "The Wicked Witch of the West" in "The Wizard of Oz" to rave reviews.

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Nov 3, 1952 In Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series Cristela 2014-10-10

Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 18 wins & 36 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Roseanne
Cristela Unknown 2014-10-10
The Queen Latifah Show Unknown 2013
The Millers Unknown 2013-10-03
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Unknown 2012-09-29
Piers Morgan Live Unknown 2011-01-17
Portlandia Unknown 2011-01-11
Roseanne's Nuts Herself 2011-07-13
America in Primetime Roseanne Conner, Roseanne / ... 2 episodes, 2011 2011-10-30
The Rosie Show Unknown 2011-10-10
The Green Room with Paul Provenza Unknown 2010
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Pioneers of Television Self 2 episodes, 2013-2014 2008-01-02
The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
The Office Unknown 2005-03-24
My Name Is Earl Unknown 2005-09-20
Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Last Comic Standing Self - Judge / ... 19 episodes, 2014-2015 2003-06-10
Futurama Unknown 1999-03-28
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
3rd Rock from the Sun Unknown 1996-01-09
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Cybill Unknown 1995-01-02
Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
The Nanny Unknown 1993-11-03
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Larry Sanders Show Unknown 1992-08-15
Roseanne Roseanne Conner / ... 230 episodes, 1988-2018 1988-10-18
A Different World Unknown 1987-09-24
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986
American Masters Unknown 1986-06-22
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11