Roseanne Barr

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Real name is Roseanne Cherrie Barr
Was born at 3 November 1952 (now is 65 years old) in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Roseanne Barr, one of America's funniest comedians, has another sidethat not many people have seen. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. During her teenage years, she worked as a dishwasher at a localrestaurant. She married 'Bill Pentland' and they had threechildren together.

They remained married for 16 years, until Roseannefound her place as a comedian. She worked doing stand-up comedy untilher 8/23/85 appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) thrust her intothe limelight. In 1987, HBO offered her a show of her own, On Location: The Roseanne Barr Show (1987) (TV) . It was canceledafter 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 successfulas she might have hoped, her sitcom, "Roseanne" (1988) , ran for 9seasons seasons on ABC. During the show, Roseanne fell in love withfellow cast member 'Tom Arnold (I)' and divorced her husband Billafter 16 years of marriage in order to marry Arnold. After 4 years, Roseanne and Arnold divorced. Ratings on her TV show werealso down.

On Valentine's Day 1995, Roseanne married former bodyguard'Ben Thomas (I)' . The marriage lasted until 2002. In 1996, she wasnominated for a Golden Globe Award and won, but she was not there toaccept it. After "Roseanne" (1988) was canceled, she went onBroadway to play "The Wicked Witch of the West" in "The Wizard of Oz"to rave reviews. Roseanne Barr's story is one of the most controversial of any actresses.

She dropped out of high school when she was 17 years old. After a caraccident, she was admitted to a mental institution, claiming she washaving nightmares and memory loss. She left the institute less than ayear later. Soon after, she gave birth to her first daughter, BrandiBrown, and gave her up for adoption. She began working at a restaurantas a dishwasher and waitress.

Her hilarious comments to the customersshe waited on led her to doing standup comedy at the restaurant. Afterher first TV appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) in 1985, shewound up in her own standup comedy HBO show, On Location: The Roseanne Barr Show (1987) (TV) . This led to thehighly popular sitcom "Roseanne" (1988) , co-starring'John Goodman (I)' , which dealt with real-life issues in a lowermiddle-class working family. During its first season on ABC, it leapedto #2. After the sitcom's first season, Roseanne Barr gained notorietywhen she gave a screeching, crotch-grabbing performance of "The StarSpangled Banner" at a baseball game.

When Roseanne divorced her firsthusband, Bill Pentland , after 16 years of marriage in 1990 andmarried "Roseanne" (1988) co-star 'Tom Arnold (I)' onlyfour days later, her sitcom was already beginning its downward spiral. In 1991, she started to be billed as Roseanne Arnold. Around this time, she began to claim that she, as well as her siblings,had been physically and sexually abused as a child. Both her siblingsand parents denied the charges, and lie detector tests used onRoseanne's parents came back with negative results. The court battlesled to 10 years of estrangement with her parents and siblings.

Her marriage with Arnold lasted four years before she filed for divorcefrom him for physical abuse and domestic violence. They proceeded tohave one of the bitterest divorces Hollywood had ever seen. To thisday, it is still not known if the accusations were true. Although shestill insisted that he hit her, she admits that he never abused herthree children from her previous marriage: Jessica, Jennifer, and JacobPentland. At that point, she had still not been reunited with herdaughter Brandi Brown, whom she gave up for adoption when Roseanne was17.

Luckily, 'Tom Arnold (I)' 's exit from "Roseanne" happened towardsthe end of the sixth season, allowing the show to have an almost smoothending. However, after the sixth season of "Roseanne" (1988) ,the plots started to run dry and ratings began to drop. During theseason following her divorce, she insisted on being billed as simply"Roseanne. " Shortly after her bitter divorce with Arnold, she marriedbodyguard 'Benjamin Thomas (I)' . With Thomas, she had her tubal ligation surgery reversed in order tobecome pregnant with her fifth child, Buck Thomas.

In 1997, she slowlytried to be known as "Roseanne Thomas. " She was billed as RoseanneThomas in the last few episodes of Roseanne (as executive producer;she was still "Roseanne" in the cast credits), and she guest-starred in "The Nanny" (1993) as Roseanne Thomas in late 1997. In 2002, she filed for divorce against Thomas for the second time (thefirst time, in 1998, she dropped the suit), accusing him of beingdisturbed and claiming that he threatened to run off with their son. After the divorce, she began to study the Kabballah, a form of Jewishmysticism, and those around her said she became amazingly centered andstable. Two years later, she ended the feud with her parents andsiblings and went back to being billed as Roseanne Barr.

Today, Roseanne Barr Pentland Arnold Thomas spends her time with her now8-year-old son, Buck, and her other children in her new home in ElSegundo, California. .

There is some small facts about Roseanne Barr:
  • Her daughters Brandi Brown, Jennifer and Jessica Pentland all worked with her on her talk show.
  • Has three children with 'Bill Pentland' : Jennifer, Jessica and Jacob.
  • Has one son with 'Ben Thomas (I)' : Buck.
  • Has a daughter from a previous relationship named Brandi, whom she put up for adoption. She searched for and eventually was reunited with Brandi.
  • Was born at 1:21 p.m. MST.
  • Had tubal ligation reversed in order to get pregnant with her son Buck.
  • States she suffered from multiple personality disorder.
  • Attended Salt Lake High School East, but dropped out before graduating.
  • On 9/17/1968 she was severely injured in a car crash, resulting in memory loss and nightmares. She was admitted to a state mental hospital at age 17, but left after less than a year.
  • At age 17 she left Utah and moved to Denver, CO, where she gave birth to daughter Brandi and then gave her up for adoption.
  • Worked as a dishwasher, cook, and waitress for Bennigan's Restaurant.
  • Collects pigs.
  • On 23 August 1985 she made her national TV debut on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) . This marked the turning point in her career, and she was deluged with job offers thereafter.
  • In a 1991 People magazine interview, she claimed to have been an incest survivor, accusing both parents of physical and sexual abuse, charges which they have publicly denied.
  • Worked as a guest editor for the New Yorker magazine.
  • Renewed wedding vows with ex-husband and ex-bodyguard 'Ben Thomas (I)' on the 1999 Valentine's Day edition of her TV talk show. She first filed for divorce in January of 1998, claiming he was an abusive binge drinker who threatened to kidnap their son. They finally divorced in October 2002.
  • Is a spokeswoman for various pro-choice groups, has asserted pro-choice views in publications such as "The Advocate," and has appeared at benefits sponsored by pro-choice organizations such as the Fund for a Feminist Majority. In several episodes of "Roseanne" (1988) Roseanne Conner defends a woman's right to choose.
  • Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. pg. 26-28. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
  • Chosen as #9 in Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time, the highest-ranking woman.
  • Is portrayed by 'Denny Dillon' in Roseanne: An Unauthorized Biography (1994) (TV) .
  • First female to host the annual MTV music awards (1994).
  • Owns and operates a 50-acre macadamia nut farm in Hawaii where she and her partner keep beehives, goats and a lone black sheep named "Roseanne".
  • (December 2003) Currently resides in El Segundo, California.
  • (August 2003) Getting ready to come out with her first reality-TV show called "The Real Roseanne Show" (2003) , which premieres August 6, 2003 on ABC.
  • Her paternal grandfather was a Russian Jewish immigrant, and her paternal grandmother was born in Minnesota, to Russian Jewish parents. Her maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Austria-Hungary and Lithuania, respectively.
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There is the list of movies, where Roseanne Barr was taked part:
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1 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops movie 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops 2004 as Herself - #66: Terrible Talk Shows/Herself - #87: Name-Changing Experiences
2 Alexis Arquette: Shes My Brother movie Alexis Arquette: Shes My Brother 2007 as Herself
3 Amnesty Internationals Big 30 movie Amnesty Internationals Big 30 1991 as Herself
4 Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class movie Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class 2005 as Herself
5 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues movie Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 1993 as Madame Zoe
6 Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life movie Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life 1997 as Herself
7 Hollywoods Most Powerful Women movie Hollywoods Most Powerful Women 1995 as Herself
8 Johnny Carsons 29th Anniversary movie Johnny Carsons 29th Anniversary 1991 as Herself
9 One on One with Magic Johnson movie One on One with Magic Johnson 1994 as Herself
10 Oz: The American Fairyland movie Oz: The American Fairyland 1997 as The Wicked Witch of the West
11 Sandra Bernhard: Giving Them Lip movie Sandra Bernhard: Giving Them Lip 2001 as Herself
12 Televisions Christmas Classics movie Televisions Christmas Classics 1994 as Herself
13 The 15th Annual Peoples Choice Awards movie The 15th Annual Peoples Choice Awards 1989 as Herself - Winner: Favourite Female Performer in New Television Series and Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Series
14 The 16th Annual Peoples Choice Awards movie The 16th Annual Peoples Choice Awards 1990 as Herself - Winner
15 The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards movie The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards 2005 as Herself
16 The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards movie The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1992 as Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in Comedy Series & Co- Presenter: Best Directing/Best Supporting Actress in Comedy Series
17 The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards movie The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994 as Herself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
18 The 6th Annual TV Land Awards movie The 6th Annual TV Land Awards 2008 as Herself
19 The Woman Who Loved Elvis movie The Woman Who Loved Elvis 1993 as Joyce Jackson
20 Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 2 movie Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 2 1992 as Herself
21 Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 3 movie Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 3 1993 as Herself
22 America in Primetime movie America in Primetime 2011 as Herself/Roseanne Conner, Roseanne
23 Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top movie Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top 2003 as Herself
24 Inside the Actors Studio movie Inside the Actors Studio 1994 as Herself - Guest
25 Late Show with David Letterman movie Late Show with David Letterman 1993 as Herself
26 Queer Edge with Jack E. Jett & Sandra Bernhard movie Queer Edge with Jack E. Jett & Sandra Bernhard 2005 as Herself
27 Roseanne movie Roseanne 1988 as Roseanne Conner/Ann Marie/Jeannie/Mary Richards
28 Saturday Night Live movie Saturday Night Live 1975 as Herself - Host/Annie Wilkes/Various
29 Saturday Night Special movie Saturday Night Special 1996 as Herself - Host
30 The 90s: The Last Great Decade? movie The 90s: The Last Great Decade? 2014 as Herself
31 The Jackie Thomas Show movie The Jackie Thomas Show 1992 as Roseanne Conner
32 The Joy Behar Show movie The Joy Behar Show 2009 as Herself - Guest Host
33 The OReilly Factor movie The OReilly Factor 1996 as Herself - 'Pinhead' (segment "Pinheads & Patriots")
34 The Tipping Point movie The Tipping Point 2009 as Herself - Host (2009)
35 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno movie The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992 as Herself
36 100 Greatest Stand-Ups movie 100 Greatest Stand-Ups 2007 as Herself
37 101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment movie 101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment 2003 as Herself - #84 Roseanne Butchers the National Anthem
38 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments movie 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments 2004 as Herself
39 15 Minutes movie 15 Minutes 2001 as Herself
40 1st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards movie 1st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1995 as Herself
There is the list of interview of Roseanne Barr:
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 10 July 2011, Vol. 59, Iss. 28, pg. 37, by: Megan Walsh-Boyle, "Roseanne Goes Nuts!"
  • "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 7 January 2011, Iss. 1136, pg. 75, by: Tanner Stransky, "Roseanne Talks Penises and Politics"
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 13 February 2006, Vol. 54, Iss. 73, pg. 10, by: Rochell D. Thomas, "Talking With...Roseanne"
  • "Playboy" (USA), June 1993, Vol. 40, Iss. 6, pg. 59-74, by: David Rensin, "The Playboy Interview: Roseanne & Tom Arnold"
There is the list of some articles of Roseanne Barr:
  • "AARP: The Magazine" (USA), June 2014, Vol. 57, Iss. 4C, pg. 10, by: Bill Newcott, "UpFront TV: Leaning In"
  • "Parade" (USA), 8 April 2007, pg. 18, by: James Brady, "In Step With: Roseanne Barr"
  • "Woman's Day" (USA), 9 May 2006, Vol. 69, Iss. 9, pg. 131, by: Roseanne Barr, "Mama Said...Celebrities share their moms' words of wisdom"
  • "Woman's World" (USA), 7 September 2004, Vol. 25, Iss. 36, pg. 6-7, by: Roseanne, "Ask America's Ultimate Experts"
  • "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 8 August 2003, Vol. 1, Iss. 722, pg. 40-45, by: Ken Tucker, "Roseannne Gets Real"
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 2 August 2003, Vol. 51, Iss. 31, pg. 26, by: Matt Roush, "Addicted To TV"
  • "Entertainment Weekly" (USa), 25 January 2002, Vol. 1, Iss. 636, pg. 110, by: Missy Schwartz, "Encore: Tarsh Of The Titans"
  • "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 23 July 1999, Vol. 1, Iss. 495, pg. 80, by: Dan Snierson, "Roseanne's Grabfest"
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 19 September 1998, Vol. 46, Iss. 38, pg. 12, by: Ileane Rudolph, "Star Style: Who's That Girl"
  • "George" (USA), September 1998, pg. 122-125+138, by: Joy Horowitz, "The She- Devil Finds God"
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 6 April 1996, Vol. 44, Iss. 14, pg. 53-54, by: Mary Murphy, "Roseanne's Positive New Attitude"
  • "The Comedy Magazine" (USA), January 1996, Iss. 8, pg. 14 -16, by: Fred Jurek, "Roseanne"
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 25 November 1991, Vol. 36, Iss. 20, pg. 80, by: n/a, "Grant Woodn't"
  • "Playboy" (USA), May 1987, Vol. 34, Iss. 5, pg. 175, by: Tom Wotherspoon, "Fast Forward: Bitch, Bitch, Bitch"
  • "Vogue" (USA), April 1987, pg. 334-336, by: Tracy Young, "Domestic Goddess"
There is the list of some printed articles of Roseanne Cherrie Barr:
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1993, Vol. 6, Iss. 3, pg. 14-15, by: staff, "Coming Out Parties: Roseanne Arnold"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1991, Vol. 4, Iss. 9, pg. 4-5, by: staff, "Top Rated: Roseanne Barr"
  • "Playboy" (USA), May 1990, Vol. 37, Iss. 5, pg. 182, by: D. Kirkland, "Grapevine: Critical Reaction"
  • "Playboy" (USA), December 1989, Vol. 36, Iss. 12, pg. 181, by: Jim Harwood, "Holy Sex Stars of 1989!"
The image of Roseanne Cherrie Barr was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "TV Guide" (Canada), 17 May 1997, Vol. 21, Iss. 1064
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 14 December 1996, Vol. 44, Iss. 50
  • "A&U - America's AIDS Magazine" (USA), February 1996
  • "The Comedy Magazine" (USA), January 1996, Iss. 8
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 2 May 1994
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 29 March 1993
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 6 July 1992
  • "Ladies' Home Journal" (USA), April 1992, Vol. CIX, Iss. 4
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 7 October 1991
  • "TV Guide" (Canada), 15 September 1991, Vol. 15, Iss. 740
  • "TV Guide" (Canada), 11 August 1990, Vol. 14, Iss. 710
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 9 October 1989
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 2 October 1989
  • "TV Guide" (Canada), 3 June 1989, Vol. 13, Iss. 648
  • "Us" (USA), 15 May 1989
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 26 December 1988
There is the list of some quotes of Roseanne Barr:
  • Everything that's written about me has such a negative taint. It just has a life of its own, like an avalanche, and I don't think there's anything I can do to stop it.
  • [from an ad she took out in "The Hollywood Reporter"] This town is a back-stabbing, scum-sucking, small-minded town, but thanks for the money.
  • Women complain about premenstrual syndrome, but I think of it as the only time of the month that I can be myself.
  • TV family sitcoms have always been about fathers who know best and mothers who are so enchanted with everything they do. I wanted to be the first mom to be a mom on TV. I wanted to sent out a message about how us women really feel.
  • I have a huge crush on [President 'George W. Bush' ]. I saw him at a recent fundraiser, and he's a babe. He's got that 'Ronald Reagan (I)' charm. I think he's hot. I respect his wife, but if he wasn't married I'd be putting on my cowboy boots and coming around.
  • I used to want to be a movie star so I wouldn't have to live in trailers anymore. And now that I make movies, I spend a lot of my life living in trailers.
  • [interview with Edgar Arce, 2004] Well it's been a few years now and I've done some crazy stuff, you know . . . but I reconnected with what made me famous, with that show and that family, and I went back to my stand-up where I can be myself completely.
  • Since I had my gastric bypass surgery in 1998, I eat like a bird. Unfortunately, that bird is a California condor.
  • We found a form of birth control that really works. Every night before we go to bed, we spend an hour with our kids.
  • [from an ad she placed in the Hollywood Reporter] This town is a back-stabbing, scum-sucking, small-minded town, but thanks for the money.
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