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Paula Deen

Born in Albany, Georgia, Deen is a notable graduate of Albany High School. She married her first husband after graduating high school in 1965. Her parents both died by the time she was 23, and a resultant fear of death led to chronic agoraphobia. She was a proficient Southern cook, and used it to help deal with her condition. in 1986, she felt okay enough to take a job as a bank teller. She was robbed at gunpoint the next year, and that incident led her to deal with her agoraphobia head-on. After the family moved to Savannah in 1989, she decided to parlay her cooking experience into a clandestine catering service. She made sandwiches and other meals, and her sons delivered them.

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Jan 19, 1947 In Albany, Georgia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Wheel of Fortune 1983-09-19
Latest Project:
Series Steve Harvey 2012-09-04

2 wins & 4 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Masterchef
Poster of Top Chef
Poster of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Poster of The View
Not My Mama's Meals Self 37 episodes, 2012-2013 2012-01-04
Steve Harvey Unknown 2012-09-04
Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown 2010-03-05
Masterchef Unknown 2010-07-27
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
Top Chef Unknown 2006-02-15
Iron Chef America: The Series Unknown 2005-01-16
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Unknown 2005-08-03
Food Network Star Unknown 2005-06-05
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Unknown 2003-12-03
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986
Wheel of Fortune Unknown 1983-09-19