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Fran Drescher

Fran Drescher
Born September 30, 1957 (1957-09-30) (age 49)
Flag of the United States Flushing, Queens, New York

Francine Joy Drescher (born September 30, 1957) is an American film and television actress. She is famous for her nasal voice, laugh, and Queens accent. Image File history File links Frandrescher32423445. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Several landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing is a neighborhood within the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ... NY redirects here. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... The New York dialect of the English language is spoken by most European Americans who were raised in New York City and much of its metropolitan area including the lower Hudson Valley, western Long Island, and in northeastern New Jersey. ...

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Biography

Early life and career

Drescher was born in Flushing, Queens, New York City, to a Jewish family of Eastern European origin.[1] She grew up in Queens with her parents Sylvia and Morty Drescher and was a studious girl who was quite popular in school. Drescher attended Hillcrest High School in Jamaica, Queens.[2] At 15 she met her future husband, Peter Marc Jacobson, marrying him in 1978, at age 21. Several landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing is a neighborhood within the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Pre-1989 division between the West (grey) and Eastern Bloc (orange) superimposed on current national boundaries: Russia (dark orange), other countries of the former USSR (medium orange),members of the Warsaw pact (light orange), and other former Communist regimes not aligned with Moscow (lightest orange). ... Hillcrest High School is a secondary school located in Jamaica, a neighborhood of Queens, a borough of New York City, New York. ... Major Mark Park Jamaica is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City. ...


Her first break was a bit part in the movie Saturday Night Fever (1977). Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 movie starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a troubled Brooklyn youth whose weekend activities are dominated by visits to a Brooklyn discotheque. ...


In January 1985, robbers ransacked Drescher's Los Angeles apartment and raped her and a friend at gunpoint. It took her many years to overcome this ordeal, and it took her even longer to admit this to the press. She was paraphrased as saying in an interview with Larry King that although it was a very negative experience, she found ways to turn her experience into something positive. In her book Cancer Schmancer, she is quoted to have said, "My whole life has been about changing negatives into positives." She saw her rapist sent to prison. d Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Larry King (born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger on November 19, 1933) is an award-winning American writer, journalist and broadcaster. ...


The Nanny and film roles

She continued to play small but memorable roles in movies, until she finally created her own show, The Nanny. She was visiting her friend, model Twiggy, in England and came up with the plotline. The show aired on CBS from 1993 to 1999, becoming an instant success, and so did Fran. In this sitcom, she played a charming and bubbly woman named Fran Fine who casually became the pantyhose-clad nanny of three children; with her wit and her charm, she endeared herself to their widower father Maxwell Sheffield, a stuffy, composed, proper British gentleman and a Broadway producer (played by British actor Charles Shaughnessy). The Cast of The Nanny The Nanny was an American sitcom that first aired on November 3, 1993 on CBS. It starred Fran Drescher as the nanny named Fran (as Ann Hampton Callaway sang in the theme she wrote). ... Twiggy (born 19 September 1949) is an English supermodel, actress, and singer, now also known by her married name of Twiggy Lawson. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1993. ... The year 1999 in television involved some significant events. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Information Age 36 (last appearance) Occupation Nanny Shop assistant Family Sylvia Fine (mother) Morty Fine (father) Nadine Fine (sister) Neddie Fine (grandmother) Yetta Rosenberg (grandmother) Joe Rosenberg (grandfather) Jack Norman (uncle) Rose Norman (aunt) Freida Fine (aunt) Spouse(s) Maxwell Sheffield Children Eve Katherine Sheffield Jonah Samuel Sheffield Margaret Sheffield... Charles Shaughnessy Charles Shaughnessy (b. ...

Two of the many sides of Fran

Her voice is a combination of a high nasal pitch and a New York accent that people find either annoying, endearing, or humorous (or all three). In her autobiography, Drescher discusses the fact that this is her real voice — even though it is played up a little on-camera — and the many voice lessons she has had to take to overcome it for movie auditions (only to have it, and her machine-gun titter, end up being her trademark). Her first book was even titled Enter Whining. Image File history File links Cover from both front and backside of Frans autobiography. ... Image File history File links Cover from both front and backside of Frans autobiography. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Cover of the first English edition of 1793 of Benjamin Franklins autobiography. ... For other senses of this word, see Trademark (disambiguation). ...


In the late 1990s, she was a defendant in a lawsuit, and later dismissed from it. Acerbic comic Dennis Miller remarked that "no one wanted to have to listen to her testify!"[citation needed] Dennis Miller (born November 3, 1953, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American Emmy Award-winning comedian, political commentator, television personality, and talk radio host. ...


Fran has also appeared in a number of films, including This Is Spinal Tap (1984), UHF (1989) starring "Weird Al" Yankovic, Jack (1996), directed by Francis Ford Coppola, The Beautician and the Beast (1997) (which she also executive produced) and Picking Up the Pieces (2000) co-starring Woody Allen. In 2007 Fran announced she would voice the character of Pearl in the animated movie SharkBait. After separating in 1996, Fran divorced her husband, Peter Jacobson, in 1999. She then dated a man sixteen years her junior from 1998–2002. Her beloved dog, Chester, who made many appearances in her movies and on The Nanny, died in 2000 at age eighteen. She now has a chocolate Pomeranian named Esther and lives in New York. This Is Spin̈al Tap (which is officially spelled with a non-functional umlaut symbol over the N) is a 1984 mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner and starring members of the semi-fictional heavy-metal glam rock band Spinal Tap. ... UHF (also known as The Vidiot from UHF in Australia and parts of Europe, and Los Telelocos in Mexico) is a comedy film made in 1989. ... Jack is a 1996 film starring Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Brian Kerwin, Jennifer Lopez, Fran Drescher, and Bill Cosby. ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... The Beautician and the Beast is a 1997 family comedy film directed by Ken Kwapis and starring Fran Drescher and Timothy Dalton as the title characters. ... Picking Up the Pieces is a 2000 film directed by Alfonso Arau and starring Woody Allen, who plays Tex, a butcher who kills his unfaithful wife, Candy played by Sharon Stone. ... Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Königsberg on December 1, 1935) is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director, writer, actor, jazz musician, comedian, and playwright. ... Country of origin Poland and Germany Common nicknames Classification and breed standards The Pomeranian is a breed of dog in the spitz family, named for the Pomerania region of Poland and East Germany, and classed as a toy dog breed because of its small size. ...


Personal Life

Drescher is a huge fan of the rock band Phish, and has been spotted at several of their concerts. This article is about a rock band; for deceptive e-mail practices, see Phishing. ...


Drescher was admitted to Los Angeles's Cedars Sinai Hospital on June 21, 2000, after doctors diagnosed her with uterine cancer. But emergency surgery caught it early as it was only at Stage 1 and she didn't have to undergo radiation or chemotherapy. She has been given a clean bill of health and no post-operative treatment has been ordered. She wrote about her experiences in her second book, Cancer Schmancer. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a world famous hospital located in Los Angeles. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Endometrial cancer. ... Chemotherapy is the use of chemical substances to treat disease. ...


Cancer Schmancer Movement

On June 21, 2007, the day which marks the summer solstice and her 7th anniversary of wellness, Drescher announced the national launch of the Cancer Schmancer Movement, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all women's cancers be diagnosed while in STAGE 1, when it's most curable. Fran's vision is to galvanize women into one collective voice to alert elected officials that our vote means more than that of the most powerful corporate lobbyist.


Fran says "we need to take control of our bodies, become greater partners with our physicians and galvanize as one to let our legislators know that the collective female vote is louder and more powerful than that of the richest corporate lobbyists." [3] Her goal is to live in a time when women's mortality rates drop as their healthcare improves and early cancer detection increases. More information can be found on her website at cancerschmancer.org.


Return to television

In recent years, Drescher has made a return to television both with leading and guest roles. In 2005, she returned to TV with the sitcom Living with Fran, in which she played Fran Reeves, a middle-aged mother of two, living with Riley Martin (Ryan McPartlin, Passions), a guy half her age and barely older than her son. Former Nanny costar Charles Shaughnessy appears as her philandering ex-husband, Ted. Living with Fran was cancelled May 17, 2006, after two seasons. “TV” redirects here. ... Living With Fran was an American sitcom that debuted on The WB network in April 2005. ... Ryan McPartlin (born July 3, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor. ... Passions is a multi-Daytime Emmy Award-winning American television soap opera created by veteran writer James E. Reilly. ... Charles Shaughnessy Charles Shaughnessy (b. ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2003, Drescher appeared in episodes of the short lived sitcom, Good Morning, Miami as Roberta Diaz. She also made a cameo appearance in Family Guy as a Mogwai which Peter fed and transformed into her, unfortunately her head was shoved in a microwave and exploded. Good Morning, Miami is a TV sitcom that aired on NBC from 2002 to 2004. ... Family Guy is an Emmy award winning American animated television series about a nuclear family in the fictional town of Quahog (IPA or ), Rhode Island. ...


In 2006, Drescher guest starred in an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent; the episode, "The War at Home", aired on US television on November 14[4]. In 2007, Drescher appeared in the US version of the Australian improvisational comedy series Thank God You're Here. The program was cancelled after eight episodes. Law & Order: Criminal Intent is a United States crime drama television series that began in 2001. ... Thank God Youre Here is a partially improvised comedy television program based on the Australian TV show of the same name and broadcast by NBC. The show is hosted by David Alan Grier and presided over by judge Dave Foley. ...


Filmography

Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 movie starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a troubled Brooklyn youth whose weekend activities are dominated by visits to a Brooklyn discotheque. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... American Hot Wax is a 1978 biopic film telling the story of disc jockey Alan Freed who was instrumental in introducing and popularizing rock n roll in the 1950s. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Gorp is a 1980 film starring Michael Lembeck and Dennis Quaid, and featuring early acting work of Roseanna Arquette and Fran Drescher in supporting roles. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Hollywood Knights promotional poster The Hollywood Knights is a 1980 movie written and directed by Floyd Mutrux and stars Robert Wuhl as Newbomb Turk, and also features Tony Danza, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Stuart Pankin. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Ragtime is a 1981 motion picture based on the historical novel Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Doctor Detroit is a 1983 comedy film, written by Bruce Jay Friedman and Carl Gottlieb. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... This Is Spin̈al Tap (which is officially spelled with a non-functional umlaut symbol over the N) is a 1984 mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner and starring members of the semi-fictional heavy-metal glam rock band Spinal Tap. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... UHF was rereleased on DVD in 2002 by MGM UHF (also known as The Vidiot from UHF) is a comedy cult film made in 1989. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The Big Picture was a 1989 movie starring Kevin Bacon and directed by Christopher Guest. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Cadillac Man is a 1990 comedy film starring Robin Williams and Tim Robbins, which details the story of how Brooklyn car salesman Joey OBrien (Williams) deals with the various pressures in his life. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Car 54, Where Are You? was a TV comedy show that ran from 1961 to 1963 on the American television network NBC. It followed the madcap adventures of police officers in the fictional 53rd precinct in the borough of The Bronx in New York City. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Jack is a 1996 film starring Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Brian Kerwin, Jennifer Lopez, Fran Drescher, and Bill Cosby. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Beautician and the Beast is a 1997 family comedy film directed by Ken Kwapis and starring Fran Drescher and Timothy Dalton as the title characters. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Picking Up the Pieces is a 2000 film directed by Alfonso Arau and starring Woody Allen, who plays Tex, a butcher who kills his unfaithful wife, Candy played by Sharon Stone. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Beautiful Girl (2003) is a film directed by Douglas Barr and starring Marissa Jaret Winokur and Mark Consuelos. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Santas Slay is a 2005 horror/comedy film that stars Bill Goldberg as Santa Claus, which is ironic considering that Goldberg is Jewish. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Stranger In Our House is a 1978 television movie, directed by Wes Craven and starring Linda Blair. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Fame was an American television series that ran from 1982 to 1987. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Princesses was a short-lived American situation comedy that aired on CBS in 1991. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The Nanny is a popular American situation comedy co-produced by Sternin & Fraser Ink, Inc. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Living With Fran was an American sitcom that debuted on The WB network in April 2005. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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References

Fran Appeared On Who's The Boss, In 1985


Footnotes

  1. ^ Drescher has stated that she is of Italian descent,[1] despite the numerous web sites that incorrectly report that she is part Italian; she is of Eastern European Jewish ancestry
  2. ^ Yahoo Movies - Fran Drescher. Retrieved on 2006-08-23.
  3. ^ Cancer Schmancer Movement Website http://www.cancerschmancer.org
  4. ^ TV.com - episode page, [2]

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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