Fran Drescher

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  • Birth Name: Francine Joy Drescher
  • Birth Place: Queens, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/30/1957, Libra
  • Profession: Actor
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Fran Drescher Fast Facts:
  • Was a runner-up in the Miss New York Teenager pageant.
  • Made her feature-film debut in 1977's Saturday Night Fever, asking John Travolta's character, "Are you as good in bed as you are on the dance floor?"
  • Pitched her idea for The Nanny to CBS entertainment president Jeff Sagansky while sitting next to him on a flight to Paris.
  • Wrote about being sexually assaulted in her 1996 book Enter Whining; and about her battle with uterine cancer in the 2002 memoir Cancer Schmancer.
  • In 2007 founded the Cancer Schmancer Movement, a nonprofit dedicated to cancer prevention and early detection; cancer survivor Drescher's own cancer was initially misdiagnosed. 
  • Appeared on Oprah Winfrey in 2011 to discuss her relationship with ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson, who came out as gay following the dissolution of their 21-year marriage.
  • Fran Drescher Relationships:
  • Sylvia Drescher - Mother
  • Morton Drescher - Father
  • Peter Marc Jacobson - Ex-husband
  • Fran Drescher Awards:
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress for a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1996 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1997 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee

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