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Roseanne Barr

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Born: November 3, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Profession: Cast ...


father: Jerry Barr. Blanket salesman. Roseanne claimed "My father molested me until I left home at age 17" at a conference of sexual abuse victims on September 21, 1991 in Denver; father denied charges.
mother: Helen Barr. Bookkeeper, cashier at Dee's Hamburger Drive-In. Appeared with Roseanne on the Lifetime interview tribute special, "Like Mother, Like Daughter" (1988); saluted by Roseanne on the Lifetime interview tribute special, "Lifetime Salutes Mom" (1987); at a conference of sexual abuse victims held in Denver on September 21, 1991 Roseanne said "My mother molested me as a small child"; in PEOPLE magazine Arnold wrote, "My mother abused me from the time I was an infant until I was 6 or 7 years old . . . She hurt me psychologically and physically"; mother denied charges.
brother: Ben Barr. Openly gay, outed by Roseanne; executive director of the Utah AIDS Foundation.
sister: Stephanie Barr.
sister: Geraldine Barr. Filed a $70.3 million suit against Roseanne in December 1991, claiming she helped create her sister's "domestic goddess" character and the "Roseanne" character on the hit TV series; an open lesbian.
daughter: Brandi Brown. Given up for adoption c. 1971; met each other again after approximately 18 years.
daughter: Jessica Pentland. Born c. 1975; reportedly admitted to an alcohol abuse recovery center in 1989.
daughter: Jennifer Pentland. Born c. 1976.
son: Jake Pentland. Born c. 1977.
son: Buck Thomas. Born on Aug. 5, 1995; father Ben Thomas; conceived through an in-vitro procedure after operation to reverse the tubal ligation she underwent while married to Tom Arnold failed.

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