TV's Funniest Women

Saturday, 6 August 2011

TV's funniest women- Take a look at some of the funniest women ever to light up the small screen. Lucille Ball's birth best role Lucy Ricardo.

Bea Arthur

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Born: Bernice Frankel, May 13, 1922 in New York City, New York, USA
Died: April 25, 2009 (age 86) in Los Angeles, California, USA
Arthur won the American Theatre Wing's Tony Award in 1966 as Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance that year as Vera Charles in the original Broadway production of Jerry Herman's musical Mame.
Arthur has received the most Emmy nominations for Leading Actress in a Comedy Series with 9. She later received the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series twice, once in 1977 for Maude and again in 1988 for The Golden Girls. She was inducted into the Academy's Hall of Fame in 2008.

Lucille Ball

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She wasn't the first TV star whose real life pregnancy became part of the show – that would be Mary Kay Stearns, the female lead of what is today an obscure series called Mary Kay And Johnny that aired at various times on Dumont, CBS and NBC, who in 1948 had her pregnancy with her first child written into the show – but Lucy was the model that others tried to emulate or the example that they desperately wanted to avoid. Ironically executives from CBS and Philip Morris Tobacco, which sponsored the show, were vocally concerned about a pregnant Lucy appearing on TV. And After consulting extensively with several religious figures, the network and the sponsor agreed to show the pregnancy on the show, with two restrictions.
Lucille ball date of death
Born: Lucille Désirée Ball, August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York, USA
Died: April 26, 1989 (age 77) in Beverly Hills, California, USA

Roseanne Barr

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The Real Roseanne Show is a summer 2003 reality show about actress and comedian Roseanne Barr hosting a cooking show, called Domestic Goddess. It premiered on ABC on August 6, 200 to 5.5 million viewers.
Domestic Goddess was scheduled to air September 20, 2003 but was canceled after Barr declared the pilot unfit to broadcast and due to her having an emergency hysterectomy, which made reshoots impossible. It would have aired on ABC Family. Although 13 episodes were ordered, The Real Roseanne Show was consequently canceled the same day after airing only two episodes.
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Roseanne Barr, the one-time queen of 1990s blue-collar, working class American sitcom comedy, debuts a new reality show this month about her life on a nut farm -- literally and figuratively.
The new series, Roseanne's Nuts, will provide an inside look at Barr and her longtime boyfriend Johnny Argent as they manage a 40-acre macadamia and livestock farm in Hawaii. Barr bought the farm in 2007.
After a long, self-imposed exile from Hollywood, Barr is returning to TV as herself: brash, outrageous, irreverent, unfiltered. Add to the mix the setting of a macadamia nut farm and the result is a docu-series that exhausts every possible nut pun and joke possible; follows Barr as she wreaks revenge on unruly, tropical overgrowth in a bulldozer; and gives the woman a rifle. Barr is perhaps best known for her 1990s sitcom Roseanne which depicted a working class family in Illinois trying to make ends meet.
The concept of capturing Hollywood celebrities out of their element for TV entertainment is a tried and true formula that's been used on The Simple Life, with stiletto-heeled, privileged socialites Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. Meanwhile, it may give some extra publicity to the macadamia nut, which in Western diets is mostly used in sweet desserts like cakes, chocolates and bars. But in Hawaii, where the show takes place, ground nuts are often used to crust fish.

Joy Behar

The well-known comedienne came to fame on the daytime hit "The View" and now has her own talk show.
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Born: Josephina Victoria Occhiuto, October 7, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Candice Bergen

Born: Candice Patricia Bergen, May 9, 1946 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Carol Burnett

Born: Carol Creighton Burnett, April 26, 1933 in San Antonio, Texas, USA
The Carol Burnett Show cast members
The Carol Burnett Show is a variety / sketch comedy television show starring Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, and Tim Conway. It originally ran on CBS from September 11, 1967 to March 29, 1978 for 278 episodes, and originated from CBS Television City's Studio 33 (known today as the Bob Barker Studio). The series won 25 prime time Emmy Awards, was ranked #16 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time in 2002 and in 2007 was listed as one of Time magazine's "100 Best TV Shows of All Time."

Margaret Cho

Born: Moran Cho, December 5, 1968 in San Francisco, California, USA
She cracks wise about sexuality, race and other hot topics during her standup routines, and she's also an author and musician who has appeared in two highly rated television shows in the past year.
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Ellen DeGeneres

Born: Ellen Lee DeGeneres, January 26, 1958 in Metairie, Louisiana, USA
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Phyllis Diller

Born: Phyllis Ada Driver, July 17, 1917 in Lima, Ohio, USA
The comic legend with zany looks and a distinctive cackle is still making news with a new Smithsonian exhibit that showcases her joke file and other career artifacts.
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Tina Fey

Born: Elizabeth Stamatina Fey, May 18, 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA
The star of "30 Rock" found fame on "Saturday Night Live", but she has also had a successful film career and wrote a funny book. She announced in April that baby No. 2 is on the way.
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Janeane Garofalo

Born: Jane Anne Garofalo, September 28, 1964 in Newton, New Jersey, USA
After emerging from the standup comedy scene in the '80s, Garofalo earned Emmy nominations for her role on "The Larry Sanders Show." She joined "Saturday Night Live" and later, "The West Wing," and has had a film career that included a lead in the 2007 animated Pixar hit
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Whoopi Goldberg

Born: Caryn Elaine Johnson, November 13, 1955 in New York City, New York, USA
She's outspoken and funny, and found acclaim as a dramatic actress after starting out as a stand-up comedian; she's also a talk show host who isn't afraid to mix it up with her co-hosts and guests.

Kathy Griffin

Born: Kathleen Mary Griffin, November 4, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
The star of "My Life on the D-List" takes no prisoners in her cutting comedy whether on stage or with her now-famous mom.
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Joan Rivers

Born: Joan Alexandra Molinsky, June 8, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, USA
With her acerbic wit and well-known catchphrase she's one of the most enduring female comedians, and she's found a niche as a snarky, tell-it-like-it-is member of E!'s "Fashion Police".
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Chelsea Handler

The best-selling author, a bawdy blonde and late-night television favorite, dated a famous rapper. Handler is working on a new sitcom.
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Cloris Leachman

The Emmy and Oscar-winning actress has had many memorable comedic roles – she starred in "Young Frankenstein," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," and its spinoff, "Phyllis" -- but she also stays busy with dramatic parts and even did a recent stint on "Dancing With the Stars".
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A popular stand-up comedian, the plus-sized diva achieved national fame for her role in a situation comedy, then won acclaim and awards for a villainous role in the movie "Precious".

Mary Tyler Moore

She turned the world on with her smile, after charming audiences as Rob Petrie's wife Laura.
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Sarah Silverman

After a short time as a cast member and writer with "Saturday Night Live," she went on to fame tackling taboo subjects in her stand up video diary, "Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic", and now stars in her own comedy show for Comedy Central. 

Wanda Sykes

The sassy, Emmy Award-winning comedian has made a name for herself in stand up, situation comedies and movies.
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Lily Tomlin

One of the breakout stars of the '70s hit "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," with characters like Ernestine the telephone operator and a little girl named Edith Ann she went on to create more memorable characters in movies and on stage. 
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Betty White

She's never really gone out of fashion, but has found new-found popularity with a recent appearance on "Saturday Night Live" and a new sitcom role. 
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