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Comedian; writer; actor; reality cast member
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Bruce Vilanch Fast Facts:
As a child, did modeling for the Charming Chub division of Lane Bryant.
Has written for more than 20 Academy Awards telecasts.
Penned Bette Midler's "You Made Me Watch You" takeoff on "You Made Me Love You," which she sang as a send-off to Johnny Carson on May 21, 1992.
Wrote comedy material for Midler's 1974 Broadway show,
Clams on the Half Shell
Bette Midler: Diva Las Vegas
The Showgirl Must Go On
Is the subject of the 1999 documentary
In 2000, starred in the one-man off-Broadway show
Bruce Vilanch: Almost Famous
A collection of his writings,
Bruce!: My Adventures in the Skin Trade and Other Essays
, was released in 2000.
In the early 1980s, played Edna Turnblad in a national touring company of
, and made it to Broadway in 2005.
Is involved with a number of AIDS-related charities.
Has a collection of more than 1000 T-shirts.
Bruce Vilanch Relationships:
Jonas Vilanch - Father
Henne Vilanch - Mother
Bruce Vilanch Awards:
1977 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special - Nominee
1992 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Winner
2010 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
2009 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
1978 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy-Variety or Music Special - Nominee
1991 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Winner
2000 Emmy: Outstanding Music and Lyrics - Nominee
Attended Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States
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