Bruce Vilanch

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/23/1948, Sagittarius
  • Profession: 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, 1980's Divine Madness, 1997's Bette Midler: Diva Las Vegas and 2008's The Showgirl Must Go On.
  • Is the subject of the 1999 documentary Get Bruce!
  • 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 Hairspray, 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:
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special - Nominee
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy-Variety or Music Special - Nominee
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Winner
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Winner
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Music and Lyrics - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States

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