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Born: November 3, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1976:
Began working as a window dresser and part-time cocktail waitress; encouraged by her bar customers to perform stand-up
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Performed stand-up in punk bars, biker bars and Unitarian Church coffeehouses in Denver
1982:
Produced showcase for women performers at the University of Boulder, CO
1982:
Hired to perform at the Denver Comedy Club
1983:
Won Denver Laff-Off competition in stand-up comedy
1983:
Hired by Comedy Store owner Mitzi Shore in Los Angeles
1983:
Made first appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (NBC)
1984:
Moved to Los Angeles with family and toured for 18 weeks as Julio Iglesias' opening act
1987:
First TV special, "On Location: The Roseanne Barr Show" (HBO)
1988:
Made series acting debut on sitcom "Roseanne" (ABC); series based on her life and comedy act; received credit as producer from 1990 until the series ended in 1997
1989:
Made her feature film acting debut in "She Devil" opposite Meryl Streep
1990:
Supplied the voice of baby Julie in the feature film sequel "Look Who's Talking Too"
1990:
Created and executive produced the ABC animated series "Little Rosey"
1991:
Changed professional name to Roseanne Arnold after she and Tom Arnold agreed that she would take his name if he converted to Judaism
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Formed Barnold Productions with Tom Arnold; changed company's name to Wapello County Productions (after the Iowa county in which they owned a farm) when Barr changed her name
1991:
Starred in first made-for-TV movie, "Backfield in Motion" (ABC)
1991:
Had a small role in "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare" (credited as Mrs. Tom Arnold)
1991:
Made her TV directorial debut with the HBO comedy special "Roseanne Barr Live from Trump Castle"; also executive produced, wrote and starred in
1992:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1992:
Hosted "Free to Laugh: A Comedy and Music Special for Amnesty International"
1992:
Executive produced first TV series in which she did not star, "The Jackie Thomas Show" (ABC) starring husband Tom Arnold
1993:
Signed a long-term TV production deal with Warner Bros. under the Wappello County Productions banner
1993:
Executive produced first TV-movie, "The Woman Who Loved Elvis" (ABC); also starred
1994:
Announced that her professional name was to be Roseanne after her separation from husband Tom Arnold
1997:
Stage acting debut as the Wicked Witch of the West/Elvira Gulch in NYC production of "The Wizard of Oz"
1998:
Hosted the syndicated daytime talk program "The Roseanne Show"
2003:
Re-adopted her last name "Barr"
2003:
Starred on her own reality series "The Real Roseanne Show" (ABC); show canceled after just two weeks on the air
2004:
Voice of Maggie (The Outsider) in the animated feature "Home on the Range"
2004:
Guest starred on CBS's "Two and a Half Men" as the sister of Charlie Sheen's maid
2006:
Returned to mark her first standup special in a decade with HBO's "Roseanne Barr: Blonde and Bitchin'"
2007:
Hosted season three of "The Search for the Funniest Mom in America" on Nick at Nite
2008:
Headlined an act at the Sahara Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip
2009:
Hosted a politically-themed radio show on KPFK
2011:
Released her third book titled <i>Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm<i>
2011:
Returned to television with "Roseanne's Nuts," a Lifetime series following Barr as she ran a 40-acre nut farm on Hawaii's Big Island; also executive produced
2012:
Unsuccessfully ran for President of the United States under the Green Party
2013:
Announced to star and produce sitcom for NBC; also filmed guest starring role on "The Office" (NBC)

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