TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)
|Also Known As:||Roseanne Arnold,Roseanne Cherie Barr,Roseanne,Roseanne Thomas||Died:|
|Born:||November 3, 1952||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Salt Lake City, Utah, USA||Profession:||Cast ... TV host comedian actor producer writer director dishwasher window dresser cocktail waitress prostitute|
One of the most outspoken and successful comediennes of the 1980s and 1990s, Roseanne Barr gave voice to the joys and frustrations of women's lives in Middle America, first, through her stand-up career, and later, as the star and producer of her own decade-defining sitcom "Roseanne" (ABC, 1988-1997). The show was among the most honest portrayals of domestic life on television, but its consistent high ratings and numerous award wins were occasionally outshone by the tabloid coverage of its star, who garnered controversy for her multiple marriages - most famously to obnoxious comic Tom Arnold - her occasionally ruthless backstage manner on her show, and topped off by her infamous mangling of the "Star Spangled Banner" to the boos of sports fans and patriots everywhere. In the decade following "Rosanne," Barr entered into further tumultuous romantic relationships, made short-lived attempts to return to television, and even revived her stand-up career, although never again would she achieve the zeitgeist level of notoriety she had enjoyed at the height of her fame. However outlandish Roseanne would become, there was no denying she had struck a chord with middle-class viewers who, for a brief moment in time, made Roseanne the most powerful woman on television.
Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.Click here to contribute