Jun. 8th, 1933
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Comedienne
Dot Matrix (Voiced)
Herself - Comedian
Herself - Guest
- Is of Russian-Jewish heritage.
- She won an Daytime Emmy in 1990 for best talk show host and was nominated for a Tony Award for the play "Donna Marr and her escorts" in 1994. She was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording in 1985.
- 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."
- After graduating from college and before getting into show business, she was briefly a shoe buyer for Lord & Taylor, a department store in New York.
- Educated at Connecticut College for Women.
- She had her nose thinned in 1983.
- Was one of the final guests to appear on _"The Wayne Brady Show" (2002)_ (qv).
- Mother of 'Melissa Rivers' (qv).