Jun. 8th, 1933
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Comedienne
Dot Matrix (Voiced)
Herself - Comedian
Herself - Guest
- Was nominated for Broadway's 1994 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for portraying the title character, 'Sally Marr' (qv), in "Sally Marr...and Her Escorts."
- An accomplished author, she has written several candid autobiographies, including "Enter Talking" and "Still Talking". Author of self-help books, including "Bouncing Back: I've Survived Everything ... and I Mean Everything ... and You Can Too!" and "Don't Count the Candles: Just Keep the Fire Lit!". Author of several comedy books, including "Having a Baby Can Be a Scream" and "The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abromowitz".
- Is the national spokesperson for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
- She had her first cosmetic surgery procedure (an eye-lift) in 1965 at age 32.
- Early in her career, she was a writer for TV's _"Candid Camera" (1953)_ (qv).
- Started performing as a stand-up comedienne using the stage name Pepper January.
- Early in her career she performed as half of the comedy team of "Joanie and Bill". "Bill" was former actor William Perry (1936-2006) who was the nephew of actress 'Toby Wing' (qv).
- Measurements: 34B-25-36 (post "lift" surgery), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)