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  Roseanne
Roseanne (nee Roseanne Barr, formerly Roseanne Arnold) is the star of the situation comedy Roseanne, for several years the most highly rated program on American television and the centerpiece of ABC comedy programming.
She has written two books about her life, Roseanne: My Life As a Woman and My Lives, and has often stated that her life experiences are the basis for the TV character and her comedy.
Roseanne has also pushed boundaries by having her series take a number of risks by raising issues of gender, homosexuality, and family dysfunction.
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 "Roseanne" (1988)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Roseanne: Like my men, crispy on the outside and stuck to the end of a fork.
Roseanne is the most dramatic comedy, without the bugging educating stuff.
Ever-changing, always in control Roseanne the woman has a great deal to be proud of this 9 seasons running wonderful tv sitcom.
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 BBC - Comedy Guide - Roseanne
Roseanne Conner is a sharp, wisecracking, powerful (but not overbearing) wife to husband Dan, her high-school sweetheart; she is also mother to children D J, Darlene and Becky; and sister to Jackie.
Roseanne Barr was born in Salt Lake City on 3 November 1953, but although she realised from an early age that she was funny, she didn't begin performing until the end of the 1970s, by which time she had long been married and mothered four children.
Roseanne was finally laid to rest on 20 May 1997, ending a problematic programme that thrived despite, or perhaps because of, the creative differences behind the screen.
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 BRAVOtv.com : Inside the Actors Studio : Guest : Roseanne Barr   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In 1998, Roseanne was the host of her own daytime talk show that lasted two seasons.
Roseanne has always been the target of critics for her outrageous antics and “in-your-face” approach to life and her career.
It's been Roseanne's determination and strong will that has allowed her to overcome adversity and become one of Hollywood's most powerful and successful female television stars.
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 USATODAY.com - Nothing screamingly funny about 'Roseanne'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Roseanne you see in Roseanne is pretty much the self-absorbed star you have come to expect, despite her insistence that she has learned to be more kind to those around her.
Roseanne doesn't want to be on TV because she has something to say.
Roseanne has staffed her production company with family members and other assorted sycophants and bumblers who are hired to tell her what she wants to hear and accept the abuse that inevitably follows.
www.usatoday.com /life/television/news/2003-08-05-roseanne-show_x.htm   (607 words)

  
 Salon | One tough mother, 1
Building upon its star's stand-up comedy act as the all-knowing, all-seeing "domestic goddess," "Roseanne" brought feminism into the mainstream and suggested that it wasn't something to fear -- it was just a fancy word for "fair play," and it had relevance and usefulness in the average woman's life.
Roseanne and her sarcastic, brooding daughter Darlene (Sara Gilbert) were strong, opinionated and independent.
"Roseanne" was not the first sitcom to deal with these issues (Maude is still the only sitcom woman to ever actually have an abortion); what was different here was the consistently unsoftened point of view.
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 Welcome to Roseanne World
Join Roseanne as she sings old favorites and awesome new tunes featuring a blend of live action, colorful animation, funny puppets, crazy costumes and more.
Roseanne is the story of a lower class family struggling with life's essential problems: Marriage, Children, Money and Parent's in Law.
The household's mother, Roseanne, is being accompanied in her quest to keep the family together by her sister Jackie and various friends over the years.
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Roseanne was one of the most successful series of the late '80s and early '90s.
Roseanne was born and raised in Philadelphia, where she was one of Henry and Mary Murray's seven children.
Roseanne was a communicant of Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church in Monmouth Beach.
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 Roseanne
Roseanne evolved from the stand-up comedy act and HBO special of its star and executive producer, Roseanne (formerly Roseanne Barr Arnold).
Roseanne's immediate success may well have been in reaction to the dominant 1980s domestic situation comedy, The Cosby Show.
The Conner family included Roseanne, her husband Dan (John Goodman), sister Jackie (Laurie Metcalf), daughters Darlene (Sara Gilbert) and Becky (Lecy Goranson, replaced in fall 1993 by Sarah Chalke), and son D.J. (Michael Fishman).
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 Roseanne : nick-at-nite.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Write to Us Roseanne, a show which comedically celebrated the ups and downs of a working class American family, was one of the most successful series of the late '80s and early '90s.
Helmed by comedienne and self-proclaimed "Domestic Goddess" Roseanne Barr, the show was a consistent ratings winner which amassed 4 Emmys, 3 Golden Globes and 4 American Comedy Awards during its tenure on ABC.
On the show, Dan and Roseanne Conner live in a modest home at 714 Delaware Street and are struggling to make ends meet in the less than ideal economy of Lanford, Illinois.
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 Representation of Class in Roseanne : Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Roseanne is a television rarity, being a series about a working class family which is centred around a matriarchal figure.
Roseanne can be seen as a reaction to the dominant 1980s domestic situation comedy, The Cosby Show.
Roseanne offers a realistic view of the problems and everyday life of an average American family.
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 Television Heaven
Roseanne Barr was a struggling wife and mother in Utah when she reluctantly became a stand-up comic in the early 1980's.
Also that year, Roseanne threatened to take her show to another network after ABC cancelled Tom Arnold's sitcom The Jackie Thomas Show-a series dealing with a temperamental, arrogant sitcom star, which was meant as a parody of the behind-the-scenes antics at Roseanne.
During the 1995-96 season, Roseanne gave birth to a fourth child, Jerry Garcia Conner (the actress was also pregnant in real life), while Dan suffered a near-fatal heart attack during Darlene and David's wedding; the pair ended the season with a major fight and a temporary separation.
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 Roseanne (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Another theme of the show was Roseanne's dominance in raising the children, with her husband Dan feeling that he doesn't have a voice in what happens in the family, and is not well informed of what happens in his household.
Roseanne seems to be in charge of Jackie's life, which is a frequent cause of conflict between the two; however, Jackie sometimes enjoys having Roseanne mother her, especially when Jackie is wounded.
Roseanne's pregnancy in the seventh season was to coincide with her real-life pregnancy, made possible via fertility drugs and methods in a clinic (which Roseanne even explained in great detail at the end of an episode she did not appear in, because of her pregnancy).
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 Roseanne TV Show - Roseanne Television Show - TV.com
More Pictures Roseanne was one of the most successful series of the late '80s and early '90s.
Roseanne and the family celebrate the return of David and Darlene's baby from the hospital; Darlene decides to move back into the Conner home; Mark and Becky are going to have a child.
Roseanne is one of the greatest shows in television history and I wish they would make a spin off with most the original cast.
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 Roseanne Barr Biography :: Hollywood.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Roseanne's attempts to launch her second husband, Tom Arnold (married 1990-94), in the ABC sitcoms "The Jackie Thomas Show" (1992-93) and "Tom" (1994), were unsuccessful.
Roseanne's ventures into long-form acting roles have not borne fruit, either: she debuted opposite Meryl Streep and Ed Begley Jr in the feature comedy "She Devil" (1989) as a scorned wife who refashions her image and seeks revenge on her philandering husband and his mistress.
Roseanne's claims that she was sexually abused as a child received both acclaim that she was brave and honest and charges that she was a crazed character assassin (her entire family denied the allegations and have not spoken to her since).
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 Roseanne St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Conners, led by mother and father Roseanne and Dan Conner (played by Roseanne Barr and John Goodman),; were subject to the stresses and strains of contemporary living.
Instead, Roseanne presented the viewer with a "slice of life" episodic structure more akin to a drama series, offering ongoing narratives that denied comedic closure since problems such as marital or financial difficulties could not be neatly tied up in under half an hour.
The fact that the Conner kids appeared destined to follow in their parents' footsteps was often at the very core of the show's bittersweet humor, and such a recognition rested on a successful narrative carry-over from episode to episode, series to series.
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 The Real Roseanne Show on WCHS-TV8
The series, which is executive-produced by Roseanne and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker R.J.Cutler, follows Roseanne from start to finish as she creates the concept for a cooking/lifestyle show - entitled "Domestic Goddess" -- and then embarks upon the treacherous journey to bring the show to life, from pitching television networks, to hiring, firing and more.
Throughout the process, Roseanne struggles to keep a lid on her frustrations and makes an effort to be more clear and more kind to those around her.
Roseanne reigned as the queen of primetime television for nine years with her eponymous series that changed the way American families were defined on television.
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 USATODAY.com - For Roseanne, it's time to give 'nice' a shot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Roseanne's trademark honesty and humor are apparent, though a questioner constantly wonders which answers are real and which are just for laughs.
Besides 13 years of psychiatric therapy, Roseanne turned to her Jewish heritage, including the study of Kabbalah, an aspect of Jewish mysticism, as well as elements of Buddhism and Christianity.
Roseanne remembers a new producer who, on his first day, asked her to get him into a drug rehab program before the show's other producers fired him.
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 Roseanne Summary
Roseanne spearheaded a late 1980s revival of the satiric, blue-collar sitcom, in the process bucking the trend for shows in which working-class characters were often represented as loud-mouthed bigots in the Archie Bunker mold.
Roseanne (born on November 3 1952) is an American actress, writer, talk-show host, and comedian.
She was born Roseanne Cherrie Barr in Salt Lake City to a working-class family of Jewish refugees.
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 Roseanne Barr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Roseanne Cherrie Barr (born November 3, 1952) is an American actress, writer, talk-show host, and comedian.
Roseanne became famous in the early 1980s with her stand-up comedy routine, which received significant critical acclaim for its unglamorized portrayal of the typical American working-class housewife.
Roseanne has also placed her spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for excelling for her role in Roseanne at 6767 Hollywood Blvd.
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 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Features -- Roseanne tries raising the Barr
Roseanne Barr's 1990 national anthem in San Diego is a memory she'd rather forget.
"Roseanne," which aired from 1989 to 1997, became as famous for her backstage tantrums, and her frequent firing of writers and producers, as for the homey honesty of its stories.
Roseanne remained defiant in her 1994 book, "My Lives" – "I'm not Anne Frank, gotta hide out because the PC police are gonna find me and kill me. I'm an American, and that is my song, too.
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 Amazon.com: Roseanne - The Complete Second Season: DVD: Roseanne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The relationship between Roseanne and Jackie became particularly strong in this season, as Roseanne fought against Jackie's desire to become a cop and meddled in her relationship with her short-lived fiance Gary (Brian Kerwin); Roseanne and Metcalf developed an interplay that could be caring, playful, and bitterly jealous--and sometimes all three at once.
To me, this second season of Roseanne marks the first of the very best seasons of the series, which includes seasons two through four, ending with Becky's marriage to Mark at the beginning of season five and the exit of her character from the show.
To make Roseanne feel worse, her friends are waiting at home to give her a surprise party over landing the job, with each of her former colleagues having a tale of how quitting the factory job was the best thing that ever happened to them.
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 Salon | A star implodes
May, "Roseanne" ended its season with a living room-trashing fight between Roseanne and Dan Conner (played by Roseanne and John Goodman) that left broken knick-knacks, spilled snacks and an upended coffee table in its wake.
Roseanne also used her clout to introduce gay and lesbian TV characters to middle America.
In the episode, Roseanne was taken hostage aboard an Amtrak train by a group of misogynistic terrorists who believed that women should be veiled and silent.
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 Roseanne - Uncyclopedia
Roseanne Barr Pentland Flipsyflopsymouseyfloxen Fattie-Fat-Fat-Fat Arnold Thomas (or just "Roseanne") is an American actress whose self-titled television show rocketed her to stardom.
There's not much to say about Roseanne, except that she's rumoured to have Mad Cow Disease and likes making every character on her television shows homosexual.
When Roseanne is expected to open her mouth to it's full circumfrence, which is estimated to encompass the universe.
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 Amazon.com: Roseanne - The Complete First Season: DVD: Roseanne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Roseanne's first season was solid from the start; few shows have had such an immediate grasp of their ideal tone and rhythm.
By only the third episode, in which Roseanne and Dan run into a divorced friend at a restaurant and do some impromptu evaluating of their own married life, Roseanne was already exploring the psychology behind the wisecracks.
Roseanne was never afraid to share the spotlight; Goodman, Metcalf, and the kids all had central roles in one episode or another, and one of the most striking episodes focused on Roseanne's coworker Crystal (the underrated Natalie West), whose husband had been embedded in concrete while working on a bridge.
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