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Height: 5' 4"
Birth Name: Roseanne Cherrie Barr
Date Of Birth: Nov 03, 1952 (68 years)
Place of Birth:  Salt Lake City, Utah, Utah
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Roseanne Barr's story is one of the most controversial of any actresses. She dropped out of high school when she was 17 years old. After a car accident, she was admitted to a mental institution, claiming she was having nightmares and memory loss. She left the institute less than a year later. Soon after, she gave birth to her first daughter, Brandi Brown, and gave her up for adoption. She began working at a restaurant as a dishwasher and waitress. Her hilarious comments to the customers she waited on led her to doing standup comedy at the restaurant. After her first TV appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) in 1985, she wound up in her own standup comedy HBO show, On Location: The Roseanne Barr Show (1987). This led to the highly popular sitcom Roseanne (1988) , co-starring John Goodman, which dealt with real-life issues in a lower middle-class working family. During its first season on ABC, it leaped to #2. After the sitcom's first season, Roseanne Barr gained notoriety when she gave a screeching, crotch-grabbing performance of "The Star Spangled Banner" at a baseball game. When Roseanne divorced her first husband, _Bill Pentland_, after 16 years of marriage in 1990 and married Roseanne (1988) co-star Tom Arnold only four days later, her sitcom was already beginning its downward spiral. In 1991, she started to be billed as Roseanne Arnold.Around this time, she began to claim that she, as well as her siblings, had been physically and sexually abused as a child. Both her siblings and parents denied the charges, and lie detector tests used on Roseanne's parents came back with negative results. The court battles led to 10 years of estrangement with her parents and siblings.Her marriage with Arnold lasted four years before she filed for divorce from him for physical abuse and domestic violence. They proceeded to have one of the bitterest divorces Hollywood had ever seen. To this day, it is still not known if the accusations were true. Although she still insisted that he hit her, she admits that he never abused her three children from her previous marriage: Jessica, Jennifer, and Jacob Pentland. At that point, she had still not been reunited with her daughter Brandi Brown, whom she gave up for adoption when Roseanne was 17.Luckily, Tom Arnold's exit from "Roseanne" happened towards the end of the sixth season, allowing the show to have an almost smooth ending. However, after the sixth season of Roseanne (1988), the plots started to run dry and ratings began to drop. During the season following her divorce, she insisted on being billed as simply "Roseanne." Shortly after her bitter divorce with Arnold, she married bodyguard Benjamin Thomas.With Thomas, she had her tubal ligation surgery reversed in order to become pregnant with her fifth child, Buck Thomas. In 1997, she slowly tried to be known as "Roseanne Thomas." She was billed as Roseanne Thomas in the last few episodes of _Roseanne_ (as executive producer; she was still "Roseanne" in the cast credits), and she guest-starred in The Nanny (1993) as Roseanne Thomas in late 1997.In 2002, she filed for divorce against Thomas for the second time (the first time, in 1998, she dropped the suit), accusing him of being disturbed and claiming that he threatened to run off with their son. After the divorce, she began to study the Kabballah, a form of Jewish mysticism, and those around her said she became amazingly centered and stable. Two years later, she ended the feud with her parents and siblings and went back to being billed as Roseanne Barr.Today, Roseanne Barr Pentland Arnold Thomas spends her time with her now 8-year-old son, Buck, and her other children in her new home in El Segundo, California. moreless


Roseanne in General Hospital (US): Season 58, Episode 109 | TVBuzer

General Hospital (US): Season 58, Episode 109

Aired: Nov 25, 2020

Kevin shares bad news with Laura; Ava gives Julian an ultimatum; Liz leans on Scott for support; Molly and Sam discuss Alexis' drinking; Sonny wants what's best for his family.... more


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ABC Renews 'Roseanne' Revival for Second Season

In the most obvious TV news of all-time, ABC has officially renewed its smash hit revival of Roseanne for another season, which will be the 11th overall for the series. Roseanne returned on Tuesday with a one-hour premiere that drew over 18 million viewers, smashing every expectation and delivering the biggest launch of the year. The current revival was only picked up for nine episodes, but the renewal will offer an extended 13 episodes. The massive... more

The 'Roseanne' Revival Proves You Can't Always Go Home Again

Roseanne is back for season 10 after a 21-year-hiatus, and fans are curious what has become of the sharp-tongued matriarch of the Conner family and her tight-knit brood. In the season 9 season/series finale, viewers learned that much of what we knew about the Conners after nine years wasn't true: the family winning the lottery was pure fiction, written by Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) following the death of her husband, Dan (John Goodman). Jackie Harris (Laurie Metcalf), more

Can the 'Roseanne' Reboot Tackle the Political Divide and Make America Funny Again?

When Roseanne debuted in 1988, it was groundbreaking television. The series chronicled the trials and tribulations of a Midwestern, working-class family, the Conners, whose matriarch, played by Roseanne Barr, was anything but the stereotypical mom. She was loud, sarcastic and loving but not traditionally nurturing. Roseanne's husband, Dan (John Goodman), worked in construction, and they had three far from well-behaved child... more

Will the TV Revival Trend Die or Grow Stronger in 2018?

Television revivals are all the rage. Recently it's been reported that NBC is planning potential reboots of The Office and Mad About You, following the success of Will and Grace's return. Is this a sign of more things to come in 2018, or the end of a trend? In the past two years, TV networks have become obsessed with reviving old shows. In 2016, FOX brought back more

Casting Bits: Jimmy Kimmel Hosting 2018 Oscars, George Newbern Promoted on 'Scandal' and More

In this casting news roundup, some Scandal and Nashville cast members are getting promoted to series regulars, and both Beckys from Roseanne are joining the ABC revival -- but how is that going to work? Also, get ready for some guest sharks to join Shark Tank next season, and someone is leaving more


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      • TV Land Awards Shared with:Sarah Chalke
        Won Innovator Award
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