First Aired: October 23, 2005
Rosie O'Donnell chats about growing up as a New Yorker and her work in film, on stage and on TV. Included: a candid O'Donnell reflects on her early stand-up act; describes how Bette Midler influenced her performance in “Sleepless in Seattle”; addresses her friendship with Madonna; and does a great imitation of Penny Marshall, her director for “A League of Their Own.” Also: clips of O'Donnell interviewing Barbra Streisand and Tom Cruise on her talk show.
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- Premiered: June 12, 1994
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: Performers and directors discuss their lives, inspirations and craft as they weather a shower of compliments from host James Lipton before an audience of students from New York's Actors Studio. Along with ample film clips and his stack of blue index cards,… (more)