Roseanne Barr riles gays

LAS VEGAS, April 16 (UPI) -- Roseanne Barr called in sick for a weekend appearance at a gay Las Vegas nightclub on the heels of saying gay activists are only concerned about themselves. The comic-talk show host was scheduled to appear at Krave on Saturday, but nightclub host Larry Ed

Barr: 'American culture is pimp culture'

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- Comedian Roseanne Barr says U.S. youth suffer from poor social standards, and she calls current U.S culture a "pimp culture."

Bob Saget revels in new dirtier image

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Comedian Bob Saget, who came to fame doing wholesome comedy on U.S. TV, has reinvented himself as a foul-mouthed comic.

Roseanne Barr back in stand-up comedy

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Roseanne Barr is coming back to television in the role of stand-up comedian in "Roseanne Barr: Blonde and Bitchin'" on HBO.

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Tom Arnold separating in third marriage

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Comedian Tom Arnold, who starred in the film "Happy Endings," filed papers in a Los Angeles Superior Court for separation from his third wife, Shelby Roos.

Celebrity babies get sweater surprise

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) -- Knitwear designer Suss Cousins has specially created two sweaters for Hollywood's most renowned babies -- Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Suri Cruise. Suri, daughter of actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, has a sweater with a hot pink "S" knitted across the front o

AFI honors Arquette family

LOS ANGELES, May 10 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute Wednesday honored Hollywood's Arquette family with its AFI Associates Platinum Circle Award at a star-studded gala in Los Angeles.

Nick at Nite prepares original sitcom

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- "Seinfeld" writer Carol Leifer is producing an original sitcom for Nickelodeon's Nick at Nite, it was reported Wednesday.

No 'Hollywood Madam' for Kidman

LOS ANGLES, Calif., July 19 (UPI) -- "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss says actress Nicole Kidman will not portray her on the big screen because she's too old.

Roseanne embraces her 'inner cow'

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- Roseanne Barr says she embraced her "inner cow" when preparing to play a headstrong heifer in the new animated barnyard tale, "Home on the Range."

Quaid is Disney's latest animated villain

NEWTON, N.J., March 18 (UPI) -- Actor Randy Quaid says he relished the chance to play an evil, yodeling cattle rustler in the new animated Disney western, "Home on the Range."

ABC drops 'Real Roseanne' Show'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Reality bites for "The Real Roseanne Show," which has been yanked by ABC, Daily Variety reported Wednesday.

Roseanne Barr to have surgery

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Roseanne Barr is expected to undergo a hysterectomy this week, ending plans for a show this fall and threatening her current reality series.

Roseanne ventures into reality

HOLLYWOOD, July 16 (UPI) -- Roseanne Barr is back, and the former sitcom star, known for firing writers and tormenting executives promises to be good.
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Roseanne Barr
Comedian Roseanne Barr, a double winner at Sunday Might's 16th Annual People's Choice Awards on march 11, 1990 is all smiles. Barr was named favorite female TV performer and favorite all around female entertainer. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen/Files)

Roseanne Cherie Barr (born November 3, 1952) is an American actress, comedian, writer, television producer and director.

Barr won both an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her work on Roseanne. In addition, she has won six People's Choice Awards, three American Comedy Awards, a Kids Choice Award, a GLAAD Media Award, and the TV Land Innovator Award.

The oldest of four children, she was born in Salt Lake City to a working-class Jewish family. Her mother, Helen (née Davis), was a bookkeeper and cashier. Her father, Jerome Hershel “Jerry” Barr, worked as a door-to-door salesman of household goods. Barr's grandparents and great-grandparents were immigrants from Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania and Austria-Hungary, and her paternal grandfather changed his surname from "Borisofsky" to "Barr" upon entering the United States. Her Jewish upbringing was influenced by her devoutly Orthodox Jewish maternal grandmother.

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