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Ruby Wax
Born Ruby Wachs
April 19, 1953 (1953-04-19) (age 55)
Evanston, Illinois

Ruby Wax (born Ruby Wachs; April 19, 1953) is an American comedian who made a career in the United Kingdom as part of the alternative comedy scene in the 1980s. If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Incorporated City in 1872. ... is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the documentary about Jerry Seinfeld, see Comedian (film). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The 1980s was the decade spanning from 1980 to 1989, also called The Eighties. The decade saw social, economic and general upheaval as wealth, production and western culture migrated to new industrializing economies. ...

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Biography

Personal life

Wax was born in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of Jewish parents who left Austria in 1939 because of the Nazi threat.[1] Her father became wealthy as a sausage manufacturer [2]and her mother qualified as an accountant. She is married to television producer and director Ed Bye, who produces some of the series of Wax's long time friends and working partners, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Incorporated City in 1872. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... National Socialism redirects here. ... Edward Richard Morrison Bye is a british film and TV producer and director. ... Dawn Roma French[1] (born 11 October 1957) is an Welsh actress and comedian. ... Jennifer Jane Saunders (born July 6, 1958[1] in Sleaford, Lincolnshire) is a BAFTA- and Emmy Award-winning English comedian, writer and actress. ...


Career

After majoring in Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, she came to the UK and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She began her acting career as a straight actress, working at the Royal Shakespeare Company alongside Juliet Stevenson. Wax made a one-off appearance in a 1980 episode of The Professionals, "Bloodsports", playing Lonnie, an American student. Another acting newcomer, Pierce Brosnan also appeared in the same episode in an unrelated scene. In 1981, she appeared in the sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, called Shock Treatment. Wax also appeared briefly as a secretary in Omen III: The Final Conflict. RSAMD The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD), founded in 1845 by the Glasgow Educational Association, is a university of music and drama in Glasgow, Scotland. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is a British theatre company. ... Juliet Anne Virginia Stevenson (born October 30, 1956) is an English actress. ... The Professionals has a number of meanings, including the following: The Professionals (TV Series) The Professionals is a 1966 Western movie directed by Richard Brooks. ... Pierce Brendan Brosnan,The most gorgeous man on the planet OBE[1] (born May 16, 1953) is an Irish actor and producer best known for portraying James Bond in four films from 1995 to 2002: GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day. ... The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy film that parodies horror films. ... This article is about the 1981 musical comedy film. ...


Her popularity in terms of comedy came from her interviewing skills in which she was always forthright, brash and loud, conforming to the British stereotype of an American. Her physical appearance matched this image, with red hair and blood-red lipstick. She cemented this trademark image in 1985 when she starred as loud-mouthed American actress Shelley DuPont on the British sitcom Girls On Top. According to a BBC Arena documentary narrated by Dawn French it was Ruby's role as backstage interviewer at the annual charity event "The Secret Policeman's Ball" 1987 that finally launched her career. A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ... For other uses, see Stereotype (disambiguation). ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Make-up redirects here. ... This article is about the year. ... Girls on Top is BoAs 5th album in Korean. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Dawn Roma French[1] (born 11 October 1957) is an Welsh actress and comedian. ... The Secret Policemans Ball is the collective name for a series of fund raising performances featuring big-name comedians and musicians and other celebrities, held at various London venues, and once at a Nottingham television studio, to raise money for (and awareness of) Amnesty International. ... This article is about the year 1987. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Many of her early television shows involved her being put into a situation where she simply met and interviewed people, mostly extraordinary members of the public (including a memorable visit to pre-breakup Soviet Russia in which she first hated and then touchingly made friends with her female translator, explaining, in ways that words can't, the grim situation in the country at the time). For other uses, see Interview (disambiguation). ... General public redirects here. ... This is a history of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991. ... CCCP redirects here. ... Look up translate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


More recently she's made a career from interviewing celebrities such as Imelda Marcos and Pamela Anderson, where she again applies her interviewing style, often to jaw-dropping effect. Critics have called her 'abrasive' or 'vulgar'. She also made several guest appearances in Absolutely Fabulous (a programme on which she was script editor). For other uses, see Celebrity (disambiguation). ... Imelda Trinidad Romuáldez-Marcos (born July 2, 1929 in Manila) is a former First Lady and influential political figure in the Philippines. ... Pamela Denise Anderson (born July 1, 1967) is a Canadian/American[1] actress, sex symbol, glamour model, producer, TV personality, and author. ... This article is about the television series. ...


In March 2003 Wax was one of the celebrity contestants on Comic Relief does Fame Academy, which was a spin-off from the BBC's Fame Academy with all proceeds donated to Comic Relief. Regardless of the fact that she can't really sing, Wax impressed viewers with her lively songs and successfully made it to the final, taking runner-up position to Will Mellor.[3] Comic Relief Does Fame Academy is a spin-off of the original Fame Academy show where celebrities (students) sing as students of the Academy. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Fame Academy is the name of televised competition to search for and educate musical talents. ... For the origin of the term, see comic relief. ... William Mellor (born 3 April 1976, in Stockport, Greater Manchester) is an English actor and former pop star. ...


In September and October 2005 she appeared as a celebrity contestant in Ant & Dec's Gameshow Marathon, progressing through to Sale of the Century before getting knocked out. In summer 2006, she was a celebrity showjumper in the BBC's Sport Relief event Only Fools on Horses. She has presented Cirque de Celebrité on Sky One in 2006, however, in 2007 Sky One confirmed that Ruby will not be returning for the second series. Gameshow Marathon is a British game show, broadcasted from 2005 to present on ITV1. ... Countries which have their own version Sale of the Century is an international television game show format that has screened in several countries in various incarnations since 1969. ... Show jumping or jumpers is a member of a family of English-discipline equestrian events that includes dressage, eventing, hunters and equitation. ... Sport Relief is a biennial charity event from Comic Relief, in association with BBC Sport, which brings together the worlds of sport and entertainment to raise money to fight poverty in the UK and Africa. ... Only Fools on Horses is a BBC reality television programme produced by Endemol UK it gets its name from the sitcom Only Fools and Horses, which first aired on July 7, 2006. ... Cirque de Celebrit̩ is a celebrity reality TV show broadcast on Sky One. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


Wax also appeared in an episode of Jackass where she was particapting in the Gum Ball 3000, While the race was stopped at the Latvia border she was wrestled by Jackass Personality Chris Pontius. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Chris Pontius (born Christopher Andrew Pontius on July 16, 1974 in Pasadena, California) is an American entertainer and daredevil. ...


She also appeared in the Red Dwarf episode "Timeslides" as an American reporter, in December 1989. This article is about the British sitcom. ... Timeslides was the fifth episode to air in the third series of Red Dwarf. ...


Controversies

In 2004, the BBC planned to show a cartoon series called Popetown. The series poked fun at the Roman Catholic Church. In it, Wax was to portray the Pope as a spoilt child. After protests, the BBC chose not to show the series.[4] In February 2004, Irish broadcaster Patricia Danaher reached an out-of-court settlement with Wax, who apologised after allegedly making slanderous comments.[5] For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Popetown is a controversial animated sitcom following the doodles and scribblings of a student at school during a lesson. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ...


In November 2005, Wax was criticised by the Daily Mail columnist Richard Kay for opposing a proposed disabled access ramp for the nearby Couper Collection charitable art gallery. The UK Sunday newspaper The Observer also reported the controversy.[6] The Daily Mail is a British newspaper, currently published in a tabloid format. ... The Couper Collection is a floating art museum and registered charity, on converted barges, which is permanently moored on the banks of the Thames in Battersea, London. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


References

  1. ^ BBC Radio 4 - Factual - Desert Island Discs- Ruby Wax
  2. ^ theage.com.au - The Age
  3. ^ CBBC Newsround | TV FILM | Will beats Ruby in Celeb Fame Academy
  4. ^ You must be free to hate me -Times Online
  5. ^ Ruby Wax
  6. ^ It's Wax versus Max in battle of the art barges | UK news | The Observer

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