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Born: March 21, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Queens, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Made her stage debut as Glinda the Good Witch in a second grade production of "The Wizard of Oz"
1978:
Made professional debut as comedian at the local Ground Round restaurant's open-mike night at age 16
1984:
Made TV debut on the syndicated series "Star Search"; won the comedy competition five times by decade's end
1986:
Made TV series debut as Nell Carter's dental-hygenist neighbor on "Gimme a Break" (NBC)
1988:
Produced and hosted VH1's half-hour series "Stand Up Spotlight"
1992:
Starred on the short-lived Fox sitcom "Stand By Your Man"
1992:
Made feature acting debut in Penny Marshall's "A League of Their Own"
1993:
Played Meg Ryan's best buddy in "Sleepless in Seattle"
1993:
Joined Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez for the sequel "Another Stakeout"
1994:
Offered a bright performance in Garry Marshall's "Exit to Eden" as half of a team of undercover cops
1994:
Played Betty Rubble in the live-action feature version of "The Flintstones"
1994:
Made Broadway debut as Rizzo in a revival of the musical "Grease"
1996:
Delivered memorable role in Ted Demme's "Beautiful Girls"
1996:
Hosted the daily syndicated talk show "The Rosie O'Donnell Show"; also served as executive producer
1997:
Served as host for the annual Tony Awards telecast on CBS for two consecutive years
1998:
Portrayed a baseball-loving nun in M. Night Shyamalan's "Wide Awake"
1999:
Hosted "The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards"
1999:
Supplied the voice of Terkoz for Disney's animated "Tarzan"
2000:
Became the editorial director of <i>McCall's</i> magazine; retitled it <i>Rosie</i> in 2001; ceased publication at the end of 2002
2001:
Assumed role of the Cat in the Hat in the Broadway musical "Seussical" while originator David Shiner was on vacation
2001:
Narrated the Oscar-nominated documentary "Artists and Orphans: A True Drama"
2002:
Played a lesbian on an episode of "Will & Grace" (NBC) only a month before she officially 'came out'
2002:
Published her memoir <i>Find Me</i>
2002:
Resigned from daytime television and returned to doing stand-up
2002:
Severed her connection with Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing and resigned from the <i>Rosie</i> Magazine
2005:
Co-starred as a developmentally disabled woman opposite Andie MacDowell in the CBS movie "Riding the Bus With My Sister"; directed by Anjelica Huston
2005:
Cast in the role of Golde, the wife of Harvey Fierstein's 'Tevye the milkman' in the Broadway revival of the musical "Fiddler on the Roof"
2006:
Helmed the documentary film "Aboard: Rosie's Family Cruise," about R. Family Vacations, the gay cruise that was started by O'Donnell and her partner (aired on HBO)
2006:
Announced as the replacement for Meredith Viera on "The View" (ABC)
2006:
Returned to daytime TV as co-host of "The View" (ABC); left the show in 2007 and was replaced by Whoopi Goldberg
2007:
Released her second memoir <i>Celebrity Detox</i>
2009:
Hosted a daily radio show for Sirius XM Radio in the fall
2009:
Guest starred on the Lifetime series "Drop Dead Diva"
2010:
Announced return to television with her talk show "The Rosie Show" on Oprah Winfrey's eponymous cable network OWN; premiered in 2011 and cancelled after five-month run in March 2012 due to low ratings

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