Dec. 15th, 1948
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
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- Appeared frequently during her 1980s TV peak on the talk show circuit with multiple showings on 'Johnny Carson (I)' (qv) and 'Merv Griffin' (qv)'s shows.
- Her vocal impression of Nancy Reagan was so close that the legendary impersonator 'Rich Little (I)' (qv) hired her to voice Nancy to his "Ronnie" on the comedy album "The First Family Rides Again".
- Began her theatrical career while in high school in her hometown, New Haven, Connecticut, and later at Yale University played a prostitute in a theatre production of "The Threepenny Opera".
- Fist TV role came in 1976 when she played a nurse on the daytime series "Search for Tomorrow".
- Teaches improvisational and literacy workshops in school systems throughout California.
- Along with 'Fred Willard' (qv), she hosted 120 episodes of "What's Hot, What's Not," Lexington Broadcast Co.'s flagship topical chat show, which predated FOX in its attempt to become the Fourth Television Network.
- Became nationally known on TV's satire series _"Fridays" (1980)_ (qv), which was ABC's answer to "Saturday Night Live". She immediately stood out among the cast thanks to her 'Jane Curtin' (qv)-like regular role as the anchor on the show's fake newscasts, and her comedic skills and impersonations.
- An in-demand voice artist best known for her TV and film vocalizations on the "Rugrats" series.
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