Fast Facts

  • Daughter Brandi Brown was given up for adoption after her birth in 1971; they reunited 18 years later.
  • Moved to Denver in 1973 and began her stand-up career.
  • Made her first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1985.
  • Movie debut was in 1989's She-Devil.
  • Married second husband Tom Arnold four days after divorcing her first husband of 16 years, Bill Pentland.
  • Made headlines with an off-key, groin-grabbing rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" at a Padres-Reds game in 1990.
  • Third husband Ben Thomas worked as her bodyguard before they married in 1995.
  • Appeared as the Wicked Witch in a 1997 New York City stage production of The Wizard of Oz.
  • Released her third book, Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm, in January 2011; in it refers to people who obsess about her as "Roseannethropologists."

Awards

  • 1993, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1991, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1989, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1994, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1990, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female TV Performer: Winner
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1995, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female TV Performer: Winner
  • 1990, People's Choice Awards — Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer: Winner
  • 1989, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Series: Winner
  • 1992, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1994, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female TV Performer: Winner
  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Johnny Argent — Significant Other
  • Ben Thomas — Ex-husband
  • Stephanie Barr — Sister
  • Buck Thomas — Son
  • Jake Pentland — Son
  • Tom Arnold — Ex-husband
  • Bill Pentland — Ex-husband
  • Brandi Brown — Daughter
  • Jerry Barr — Father
  • Jessica Pentland — Daughter
  • Ben Barr — Brother
  • Geraldine Barr — Sister
  • Helen Barr — Mother
  • Jenny Machala — Daughter

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Details

  • Birth Name: Roseanne Cherrie Barr
  • Birth Place: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Birthday: November 3, 1952, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian
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