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Fran Drescher marries email creator Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai

Fran Drescher marries email creator Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) --Fran Drescher is happily married to her boyfriend Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai.
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Carly Rae Jepsen, Fran Drescher prepare for 'Cinderella' roles

Carly Rae Jepsen, Fran Drescher prepare for 'Cinderella' roles

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Pop star Carly Rae Jepsen and TV actress Fran Drescher are to make their Broadway debuts in Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" Tuesday, producers said.
Carly Rae Jepsen cast as Cinderella

Carly Rae Jepsen cast as Cinderella

Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Carly Rae Jepsen will be telling Prince Charming to "call her maybe."
Gabrielle Levy
Carly Rae Jepsen to play Cinderella on Broadway

Carly Rae Jepsen to play Cinderella on Broadway

NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Pop star Carly Rae Jepsen is to play the titular princess in the Broadway production of "Cinderella," producers announced.
Fran Drescher has new boyfriend who is 10 years her junior

Fran Drescher has new boyfriend who is 10 years her junior

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Fran Drescher brought her new boyfriend, tech entrepreneur Shiva Ayyadurai, to this week's premiere of "Bridegrooms" in Beverly Hills, Calif., E! News said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.
By United Press International

TV Land axes 'Happily Divorced'

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The Fran Drescher-helmed "Happily Divorced" has been canceled after two seasons on TV Land, The Hollywood Reporter said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.
By United Press International
O'Donnell to appear on 'Divorced'

O'Donnell to appear on 'Divorced'

LOS ANGELES, April 9 (UPI) -- Rosie O'Donnell and Dan Aykroyd are to guest star on separate episodes of the U.S. sitcom "Happily Divorced" next month, EW.com reported Monday.
Fran Drescher mulls real kids

Fran Drescher mulls real kids

LOS ANGELES, March 17 (UPI) -- Fran Drescher played a nanny on television but says she won't consider adopting an actual child until her decks are a little clearer.
Off-Broadway's 'Love, Loss' set to close

Off-Broadway's 'Love, Loss' set to close

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The Off-Broadway production of "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" is to close next month after more than 1,000 performances, producer Daryl Roth said Tuesday.
Mathis, Hoty to star in 'Love, Loss'

Mathis, Hoty to star in 'Love, Loss'

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Dee Hoty, Samantha Mathis and Concetta Tomei are set to lead the next cast of the off-Broadway show "Love, Loss, and What I Wore," the play's producers said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.
By United Press International
Drescher, Shaughnessy to reunite on-screen

Drescher, Shaughnessy to reunite on-screen

LOS ANGELES, July 26 (UPI) -- "The Nanny" co-stars Fran Drescher and Charles Shaughnessy are to reunite on the season finale of Drescher's new U.S. sitcom, "Happily Divorced."
TV Land orders second season of 'Divorced'

TV Land orders second season of 'Divorced'

NEW YORK, July 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. sitcom "Happily Divorced" has been renewed for a second season, TV Land announced Wednesday.
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Actress Fran Drescher poses with her "Spirit of Life Award" presented to her by City of Hopes Cancer Center in New York on May 9, 2006. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Francine Joy "Fran" Drescher (born September 30, 1957) is an American film and television actress, comedian, screenwriter, director, producer, author, singer, talk show host, political lobbyist and health activist. She is best known for her role as Fran Fine in the hit TV series, The Nanny.

Drescher made her screen debut with a small role in the 1977 blockbuster film Saturday Night Fever prior to appearing in films such as the biopic American Hot Wax (1978), and Wes Craven's horror film Summer of Fear (1978). In the 1980s, she gained recognition as a comedic actress in the films The Hollywood Knights (1980), Doctor Detroit (1983), This Is Spinal Tap (1984), and UHF (1989) while establishing a television career with guest appearances on several series. In 1991, Drescher garnered her first leading role in the short-living CBS sitcom Princesses and, in 1993, achieved wider fame as Fran Fine in her own sitcom vehicle The Nanny, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Television Series during the show's run. She received further recognition for her performances in Jack (1996) and The Beautician and the Beast (1997) and reinforced her reputation as a leading sitcom star with Living With Fran (2005–2006) and Happily Divorced (2011).

A uterine cancer survivor, Drescher is an outspoken healthcare advocate and LGBT rights activist, and is noted for her work as a Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women's Health Issues for the U.S. State Department. Divorced from writer and producer Peter Marc Jacobson, she currently lives in Malibu, California.

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