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Fran Drescher

Drescher at the Life Ball in 2009, at the Vienna City Hall
Born Francine Joy Drescher
September 30, 1957 (1957-09-30) (age 52)
Flushing, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1977–present
Spouse(s) Peter Marc Jacobson (1978–1999)
Official website
.Francine Joy "Fran" Drescher (born September 30, 1957) is an American film and television actress, comedian, screenwriter, television director, producer, author, activist and political lobbyist.^ Early Life Fran Drescher was born on 30 September, 1957, in flushing, Queens, New York.
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^ Fran Drescher (born September 30, 1957) is an American actress.

^ Fran Drescher is an American film and television actress who starred on the popular television show The Nanny .
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.Drescher is best known for playing Fran Fine on the television series The Nanny, for which she was nominated for two Emmys and Golden Globe Award.^ In Living with Fran , premiering 8 April, she’s still playing Nanny Fine.
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^ Who did Fran Drescher play in The Nanny: Season 02 ?
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^ Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominated actress, Fran Dre...
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Early life

.Drescher was born in Flushing, Queens, New York, the daughter of Sylvia, a bridal consultant, and Mortie Drescher, a naval systems analyst.^ Early Life Fran Drescher was born on 30 September, 1957, in flushing, Queens, New York.
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^ Francine Joy Drescher was born in Flushing, Queens, New York, on September 30, 1957, to Mort and Sylvia Drescher.
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^ Francine Joy Drescher was born on September 30th, 1957 in Flushing, Queens, New York to Mort Drescher and Sylvia Drescher.
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[1] .Her Ashkenazi Jewish family is of Eastern European origin (her great-grandmother was born in Focşani, Romania).^ She belongs to an Ashkenazi Jewish family of Eastern Europe origin.
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^ Drescher was born in Flushing, Queens, New York City, to an Ashkenazi Jewish family of Eastern Europe origin (her grand grandmother was born in Focsani, Romania).

^ Fran Drescher mini-bio : Drescher was born in Flushing, Queens, New York City to a Jewish family of Eastern European origin.
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[2] .She has an elder sister, Nadine.^ She has an elder sister, Nadine.
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.Drescher was a first runner-up for "Miss New York Teenager" in 1973, as revealed in her interview on William Shatner's Raw Nerve, which first aired on January 27, 2009. She attended Hillcrest High School in Jamaica, Queens, where she met her future husband, Peter Marc Jacobson, whom she married in 1978, at age 21.[3] Jacobson was Drescher's constant supporter in her show-business career, and he wrote, directed, and produced her signature television series, The Nanny.^ Was first runner up for "Miss New York Teenager" in 1973.
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^ She convinced him to hear her and her husband Peter Marc Jacobson 's ideas for a television show.
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^ More images of Peter Marc Jacobson » .
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.Drescher's voice is a combination of a high nasal pitch and what is viewed as a stereotypical "New Yawk" (a.k.a.^ Fran Drescher is famous for her nasal voice, "machine-gun" laugh, and Queens accent.
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^ Fran Drescher; The Nanny, with the nasally Queens voice, to replace Hillary Clinton?
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^ In her hallmark high-pitched, nasal voice, Fran Drescher tells her own story about being diagnosed with and treated for ovarian cancer.
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."New York City") accent.^ Her accent gives away her New York roots, and she currently makes her home in Malibu.
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^ Founder of Girls Educational & Mentoring Services, an organization that provides support to underage girls in the sex industry in New York City.
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^ Fran Drescher mini-bio : Drescher was born in Flushing, Queens, New York City to a Jewish family of Eastern European origin.
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.In her autobiography, Drescher discussed the fact that this is basically her real voice — even though it is played up a little on-camera — and discusses the many voice lessons she had to take to overcome it for movie auditions, only to have it, and her machine-gun laugh, end up being her trademark.^ Her voice was a character that she was playing, that is not her real voice.
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^ In her autobiography Drescher discusses the fact that this is, in fact, her real voice, and the many voice lessons she has had to take to overcome it for movie auditions (only to have it end up being her trademark).

^ In her autobiography, Drescher discusses the fact that this is her real voice - even though it is played up a little on-camera - and discusses the many voice lessons she had to take to overcome it for movie auditions, only to have it, and her machine-gun titter, end up being her trademark.

.Her first book is appropriately and humorously titled Enter Whining.^ Her first book is appropriately and humorously titled "Enter Whining".

^ Fran wrote her first book named “Enter Whining” in 1996.
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^ Wrote about being sexually assaulted in her 1996 book Enter Whining and about her battle with uterine cancer in the 2002 memoir Cancer Schmancer .
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Career

Early career and film roles

.Her first break was a small role as the dancer Connie in the blockbuster movie Saturday Night Fever (1977) in which she delivered the memorable line to John Travolta, "Are you as good in bed as you are on the dance floor?". A year later, she began to gain more attention in films such as American Hot Wax (1978), and Wes Craven's Summer of Fear (1978).^ She danced with John Travolta about midway through the movie.
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^ Fran's first break was in the movie Saturday Night Fever.
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^ Career In 1977, Fran made her debut with “Saturday Night Fever”.
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.She also took on a rare dramatic role in the Milos Forman 1981 film, Ragtime.^ She also played roles in TV serials like Milos Forman’s “Ragtime” in 1981 and the TV hit “Fame” in 1982.
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^ After her debut, Fran made small appearances in other films and television series, like Milos Forman's Ragtime (1981) and the TV hit Fame (1982).
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.During the 1980s, Drescher found moderate success as a character actress with memorable roles in films such as The Hollywood Knights, Doctor Detroit, The Big Picture, UHF, Cadillac Man, and This is Spinal Tap.^ Selected Fran Drescher film and TV show credits: Cadillac Man (1990) Picking Up the Pieces (2000) Ragtime (1981) Saturday Night Fever (1977) The Hollywood Knights (1980) This Is Spinal Tap (1984) UHF (1989) 227 (1985) ALF (1986) Dream On (1990) Fame (1982) The Nanny (1993) The Simpsons (1989) What I Like About You (2002) Who`s the Boss?
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^ After years of small roles in films and TV shows, this brunette comic actress gained fame as a Mary Poppins from Queens in what has become her signatu.....
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^ To me she'll always be the plucky reporter staring down at her dwarf cameraman in UHF , but Drescher's had a surprisingly diverse career spanning Saturday Night Fever, This is Spinal Tap , and of course, CBS's "The Nanny."
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The Nanny and later film roles

.In the 1990s she and Jacobson finally created her own television show, The Nanny in 1993. The show aired on CBS from 1993 to 1999, becoming an instant success, and Drescher became an instant star.^ Fran created and starred in the hit TV Show "The Nanny."
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^ "The Nanny" became an instant success, and so did Fran.

^ She and her husband Peter Marc Jacobson created The Nanny and it aired on CBS from 1993 to 1999.
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.In this sitcom, she played a charming and bubbly woman named Fran Fine who casually became the nanny of Margaret "Maggie", Brighton, and Grace Sheffield; with her wit and her charm, she endeared herself to their widower father Maxwell Sheffield, a stuffy, composed, proper British gentleman and a Broadway producer (played by British actor Charles Shaughnessy).^ In Living with Fran , premiering 8 April, she’s still playing Nanny Fine.
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^ For people who like Maggie Sheffield by played Nicholle Tom .
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^ Fran Drescher continues to head the cast as Fran Fine, the cheekily vulgar nanny in the veddy-proper Manhattan household of widowed Broadway producer Maxwell Sheffield (Charles Shaughnessy) and his three growing children.

.Drescher appeared in Jack (1996), directed by Francis Ford Coppola, The Beautician and the Beast (1997) (for which she was also executive producer) and Picking Up the Pieces (2000) co-starring Woody Allen.^ In 1996, she co-starred with Robin Williams in the Disney comedy Jack , while in 1997, she and Jacobson co-created the idea for the romantic comedy The Beautician and the Beast , in which she also starred.
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^ Since then, she has been in films such as The Beautician and the Beast (1997) (which she also produced) and Picking Up the Pieces (2000) co-starring Woody Allen .
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^ Answer » Which Francis Ford Coppola film stars this cast?
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.She also was the voice of "Pearl" in Shark Bait (2006).^ Female Golem Shark Bait (2006) (voice) ....
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Return to television

.In recent years, Drescher has made a return to television both with leading and guest roles.^ In recent years, Drescher has made a return to television both with leading and guest roles.

^ In 2006, Drescher guest starred in an episode of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"; the episode, 'The War at Home', aired on US television on November 14, 2006 .

^ Drescher continued to play small but memorable roles in movies, until she and her husband finally created her own television show, "The Nanny" in 1993.

.In 2005, she returned to TV with the sitcom Living with Fran, in which she played Fran Reeves, a middle-aged mother of two, living with Riley Martin (Ryan McPartlin), a man half her age and not much older than her son.^ In 2005, she returned to TV with the sitcom "Living with Fran", in which she played "Fran Reeves", a middle-aged mother of seven, living with Riley Martin (Ryan McPartlin, "Passions"), a guy half her age and not much older than her son.

^ I'm much older than my wife.
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^ My son is actually closer in age to my boyfriend than I am, and I have a teenage daughter who is beginning to go through an incorrigible stage.

.Former Nanny costar Charles Shaughnessy appeared as her philandering ex-husband, Ted.^ Former "Nanny" costar Charles Shaughnessy appears as her philandering ex-husband, Ted.

^ (In a grasp at the past, Nanny costar Charles Shaughnessy is slated to guest as Fran’s ex-husband.
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^ UPDATE: We've identified the UFD. It's Fran's ex-husband/executive producer of "The Nanny," Peter Marc Jacobson.
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.Living with Fran was cancelled May 17, 2006, after two seasons, when The WB merged with UPN to become the CW, which targeted a younger demographic.^ "Living with Fran" was cancelled May 17, 2006, after two seasons.

^ She was reunited with Charles Shaugnessy, her co-star on The Nanny , on her sitcom Living with Fran in 2006.
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^ PM LIVING WITH FRAN (The WB, TV-14-DL) While watching Fran Drescher's new sitcom about a fortysomething mother of two and her May-December romance with a beautiful-but-blank 26-year-old, my mind started to wander.
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.In 2003, Drescher appeared in episodes of the short lived sitcom, Good Morning, Miami as Roberta Diaz.^ In 2003, Drescher appeared in episodes of the short lived sitcom, "Good Morning, Miami" as Roberta Diaz.

^ It's all about art imitating life on FRAN DRESCHER 's new hit sitcom "Living With Fran."
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^ I’ve noticed that season 2 of a show called “ Living with Fran ” is just starting, and decided to watch an episode just to see what Fran Drescher was up since “ The Nanny “.
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.In 2006, Drescher guest starred in an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent; the episode, "The War at Home", aired on US television on November 14, 2006.[4] She also appeared in an episode of the series Entourage and in the same year, gave her voice to the role of a female golem in The Simpsons episode "Treehouse of Horror XVII". In 2007, Drescher appeared in the US version of the Australian improvisational comedy series Thank God You're Here.^ Fran Drescher, and she's waiting here for YOU. .

^ You're not welcome here!
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^ In 2006, Drescher guest starred in an episode of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"; the episode, 'The War at Home', aired on US television on November 14, 2006 .

Personal life

.In January 1985, two armed robbers broke into Drescher's and Jacobson's Los Angeles apartment.^ Los Angeles January 2006 .
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^ In January 1985, two armed robbers broke into Fran Drescher's and (husband) Peter Jacobson's Los Angeles apartment.
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^ Nine and a half hours later, Sagansky agreed to meet with her and husband-partner Peter Marc Jacobson when Drescher got back to Los Angeles.
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.While one ransacked their home, the other raped Drescher and a girl friend at gunpoint.^ While one ransacked their home, the other raped Fran and a girl friend at gunpoint.
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^ In January 1985, robbers ransacked Drescher's Los Angeles apartment and raped her and a friend at gunpoint.
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^ Drescher opens up about dating a man sixteen years her junior, the traumatic experience of being raped by a burglar in her home and her battle with uterine cancer.
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.Jacobson was also physically attacked, tied up, and forced to witness the entire ordeal.^ Jacobson was also physically attacked, tied up, and forced to witness the entire ordeal.
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.It took Fran many years to recover, and it took her even longer to admit this to the press.^ So Fran Fine was getting some action on the side — even though it took her about 4 seasons to nab Mr. Sheffield.
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^ Even then, he balked at admitting his ardor and refused to pop the question, which sent Fran into an emotional downward spiral and into the arms of several lesser gentlemen.

^ It really gets you through the rough spots, and even, you know, when I was recovering from the cancer, I mean, so many funny things happened.
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.She was paraphrased as saying in an interview with Larry King that although it was a traumatic experience, she found ways to turn it into something positive.^ Once there, Drescher proceeds to enlighten the citizenry to her own version of the American way and turn Dalton into a more democratic ruler in this comical spin on "The King and I." 107 min.
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^ So I never say no unless I'm saying yes to something positive by saying no.
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^ That said, I saw her interviewed on Larry King during the Obama vs Hillary period, and she seemed stupid.
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.In her book Cancer Schmancer, the actress writes: "My whole life has been about changing negatives into positives." She saw her rapist, who was on parole at the time of the crime, returned to prison, sentenced to two life sentences.^ I read the book "Cancer Schmancer" and it was fantastic!
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^ DRESCHER: Well, the rapist got two life sentences.
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^ She saw her rapist sent to prison.
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[5]
.After separating in 1996, Drescher and Jacobson divorced in 1999. Their union was childless.^ Also in 1999, Fran and Peter Marc Jacobson's marriage ended in divorce.
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.She later dated a man sixteen years her junior.^ Drescher: Well, for four years I was seriously involved with a man who was 16 years my junior.

[5]

Cancer battle

.After two years of symptoms and misdiagnosis by eight doctors, Drescher was admitted to Los Angeles's Cedars Sinai Hospital on June 21, 2000, after doctors diagnosed her with uterine cancer.^ "It took two years and eight doctors for them to find out what I had," she says.
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^ DRESCHER: Uterine cancer, yes, exactly.
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^ DRESCHER: Bleeding between periods is a classic symptom of uterine cancer.
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She had to undergo an immediate radical hysterectomy to treat the disease. .Since then, Drescher was given a clean bill of health and no post-operative treatment has been ordered.^ She has been given a clean bill of health and no post-operative treatment has been ordered.
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^ Drescher has always tried to live healthfully, but, since the illness, her health consciousness has been amplified.
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^ So I pulled up my pants and left with a sample bag of Chinese weight-loss herbs and a clean bill of health.
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.She wrote about her experiences in her second book, Cancer Schmancer.^ Fran Drescher wrote a book about how she beat cancer.
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^ MONK TURNER: Tell us a little more about Cancer Schmancer.
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^ Available in bookstores now, Cancer Schmancer is Drescher's inspirational story about how she beat uterine cancer.
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[5] .Her purpose for this book was to raise consciousness for "men and women alike, to become more aware of what early warning signs of cancer is and to empower themselves:I was going to learn what I needed to learn, ask questions, become partner with my doctor instead of having some kind of parent/child relationship.^ I was going to become empowered.
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^ I was going to learn what I needed to learn, ask questions, become partner with my doctor instead of having some kind of parent/child relationship.
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^ You should learn the early warning signs of cancer.
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Cancer Schmancer Movement

.On June 21, 2007, the seventh anniversary of her operation, Drescher announced the national launch of the Cancer Schmancer Movement, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all women's cancers be diagnosed while in Stage 1, the most curable stage.^ She now helps spend its money by trying to ensure that all women worldwide with cancer are diagnosed at Stage One, when it is most curable.
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^ Lock elbows with me and ensure all women with cancer are diagnosed in Stage 1, when it is most curable.
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^ Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women.
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She celebrated her ninth year of wellness on June 21, 2009.
Fran says:
.We need to take control of our bodies, become greater partners with our physicians and galvanize as one to let our legislators know that the collective female vote is louder and more powerful than that of the richest corporate lobbyists.^ Take control of your body!
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^ Through education, legislation, and social reform, the Cancer Schmancer Movement will alert our elected officials that the collective female vote is more powerful than that of the richest corporate lobbyist.
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^ This movement will alert our elected officials that the collective female vote is more powerful than that of the richest corporate lobbyist.
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.[6] Her goal is to live in a time when women's mortality rates drop as their healthcare improves and early cancer detection increases.^ A survivor, Fran will talk about the organization she started to help women take control of their healthcare and get cancer detected early.
  • Wednesday, January 28 - Fran Drescher - BonnieHunt.com 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC www.bonniehunt.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Wednesday, January 28 - Fran Drescher - BonnieHunt.com 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC www.bonniehunt.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I want to help people and I want to raise consciousness, and I want people, men and women alike, to become more aware of what early warning signs of cancer is and to empower themselves.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Money raised will go to the Cancer Schmancer Movement whose mission is to lower cancer mortality rates.
  • Actress Fran Drescher Talks Cancer, Early Detection and Downtown :: blogdowntown 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC blogdowntown.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.More information can be found on her website at cancerschmancer.org.^ For more information, contact our staff at sponsor@cancerschmancer.org or call 888-621-2001 ext.
  • Fran Drescher : Heal Yourself Talk Radio 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC healyourselftalk.com [Source type: General]

^ For more information on 'Rock the Soap' cruise please visit their website .
  • Wednesday, January 28 - Fran Drescher - BonnieHunt.com 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC www.bonniehunt.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Wednesday, January 28 - Fran Drescher - BonnieHunt.com 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC www.bonniehunt.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For more information, please visit http://www.vanwezel.org/ .
  • Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces 'Superstar' Events for February 2010/01/16 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC www.broadwayworld.com [Source type: General]

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.Her efforts as an outspoken healthcare advocate in Washington DC helped get unanimous passage for H.R. 1245 (also known as Johanna's Law) and she is acknowledged in the Congressional Record.^ So I started speaking publicly and becoming a health advocate in Washington, and everybody would ask me well, “How can I help you?
  • Cause Celeb: Fran Drescher - Giving- msnbc.com 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

.This focus on gynecologic cancer awareness is the first language of its kind in US history, helping to build the foundation for a more female-friendly and healthier tomorrow.^ I want to help people and I want to raise consciousness, and I want people, men and women alike, to become more aware of what early warning signs of cancer is and to empower themselves.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ HELP BUILD A MOVEMENT –One of the best and simplest ways to help expand the Cancer Schmancer Movement is by becoming a spokesperson for it.
  • Fran Drescher : Heal Yourself Talk Radio 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC healyourselftalk.com [Source type: General]

^ This information was provided by the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Research Institute, and the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation and its Women’s Cancer Network ( www.wcn.or g ).
  • Fran Drescher : Heal Yourself Talk Radio 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC healyourselftalk.com [Source type: General]

Politics

Life Ball 2009; Bill Clinton, Fran Drescher and Elke Winkens
.In September 2008, Drescher, a Democrat, was appointed as a U.S. diplomat by the U.S. State Department.^ I was appointed by the State Department.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And here to discuss these issues is actress, women's health advocate, and public diplomacy envoy for our State Department, Fran Drescher.
  • Hannity Goes One-on-One With Fran Drescher - Hannity - FOXNews.com 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

.Her official title is Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women's Health Issues.^ She told them how she was raped and how she survived cancer to become an advocate for women's health issues.
  • Actress Fran Drescher inspires students with stories of obstacles that became opportunities - The Denver Post 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC www.denverpost.com [Source type: News]

^ As U.S. Public Diplomacy Envoy, and President and Visionary of the Cancer Schmancer Movement, I have made it my life’s mission to empower women with the education they need to prevent and diagnose cancer in its earliest stages.
  • Fran Drescher : Heal Yourself Talk Radio 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC healyourselftalk.com [Source type: General]

^ And here to discuss these issues is actress, women's health advocate, and public diplomacy envoy for our State Department, Fran Drescher.
  • Hannity Goes One-on-One With Fran Drescher - Hannity - FOXNews.com 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

.By traveling throughout the world, she will support U.S. public diplomacy efforts, including working with health organizations and women's groups to raise awareness of women’s health issues, cancer awareness and detection, and patient empowerment and advocacy.^ And here to discuss these issues is actress, women's health advocate, and public diplomacy envoy for our State Department, Fran Drescher.
  • Hannity Goes One-on-One With Fran Drescher - Hannity - FOXNews.com 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Fran has been honored by the US State Department with the distinguished position of Special Envoy for Women's Gynecologic Health Issues to speak globally to women in Middle Eastern, Eastern European, third world, and emerging nations on prevention and education of women's cancers.
  • Fran Drescher - Cancer Schmancer 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC www.voiceamerica.com [Source type: General]

^ A survivor, Fran will talk about the organization she started to help women take control of their healthcare and get cancer detected early.
  • Wednesday, January 28 - Fran Drescher - BonnieHunt.com 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC www.bonniehunt.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Wednesday, January 28 - Fran Drescher - BonnieHunt.com 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC www.bonniehunt.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Her first trip was in late September and included stops in Romania, Hungary, Kosovo and Poland[citation needed].
.In 2008, Drescher supported Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.^ Fran has backed Hillary Clinton in the 2008 presidential election.
  • Fran Drescher Trivia and Quotes on TV.com 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fran Drescher campaigning for Hillary Clinton's open senate seat.
  • The Superficial - Fran Drescher for Senate (And other insanity) 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fran Drescher wants to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate.
  • Fran Drescher: Senate Seat Should Be Mine 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

She attended a Super Democrat rally for Clinton. .Drescher claimed to have been considering a run for Congress in 2010 to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton, but Kirsten Gillibrand was appointed by New York State's Governor David Paterson to succeed Clinton after Clinton was confirmed as Secretary of State.^ In January this year New York Governor David Paterson appointed Kirsten Gillibrand to complete Hillary Clinton's Senate term.
  • Fran Drescher - ABC Sydney (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

^ Early Life Fran Drescher was born on 30 September, 1957, in flushing, Queens, New York.
  • Fran Drescher Pictures, Fran Drescher Pics, Fran Drescher Wallpaper, Fran Drescher Hot or Not » Fran Drescher Hot Or Not? 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC www.ayushveda.com [Source type: General]

^ Political Career Drescher is also known to be considering a run for Congress in 2010 against Republican Congressman Peter King.
  • Fran Drescher Pictures, Fran Drescher Pics, Fran Drescher Wallpaper, Fran Drescher Hot or Not » Fran Drescher Hot Or Not? 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC www.ayushveda.com [Source type: General]

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Awards

.Drescher has been the recipient of the John Wayne Institute’s Woman of Achievement Award, the Gilda Award, the City of Hope Woman of the Year Award, the Hebrew University Humanitarian Award, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Spirit of Achievement Award.^ Fran Drescher and Rosie O'Donnell at The 2006 Spirit of Life Award Luncheon honoring Fran Drescher at The Waldorf Astoria.
  • Fran Drescher and Rosie O'Donnell at The 2006 Spirit of Life Award Luncheon 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC www.blacktiemagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ In recognition of her efforts over the years, Drescher has been the recipient of the Gilda Award from Gilda's Club (named in honor of Gilda Radner who fought a hard battle against her cancer, before she finally succumbed), The City of Hope's Woman of the Year, and the John Wayne Cancer Institute honored Fran as a ?Woman of Achievement."
  • Art & Understanding 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC www.aumag.org [Source type: General]

^ Fran Drescher and Rosie O'Donnell at The 2006 Spirit of Life Award Luncheon .
  • Fran Drescher and Rosie O'Donnell at The 2006 Spirit of Life Award Luncheon 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC www.blacktiemagazine.com [Source type: General]

.Most recently she was honored with the City of Hope Spirit of Life Award, which was presented to her by Senator Hillary Clinton.^ In January this year New York Governor David Paterson appointed Kirsten Gillibrand to complete Hillary Clinton's Senate term.
  • Fran Drescher - ABC Sydney (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

^ Fran Drescher campaigning for Hillary Clinton's open senate seat.
  • The Superficial - Fran Drescher for Senate (And other insanity) 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rate news: +0 Former "The Nanny" star Fran Drescher wants to replace soon-to-be Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Senate.
  • Latest Pictures of Fran Drescher > New, Latest Photos Shoot : pics @ Platinum-Celebs.com 16 January 2010 20:30 UTC www.platinum-celebs.com [Source type: General]

Filmography

  • Television
    • Summer Of Fear aka "Stranger In Our House" (1978) as Carolyn Baker
    • Fame (1982 TV series) (1 episode, Metamorphosis) (1982) as Rhonda
    • Charmed Lives (1986) (canceled after 4 months) as Joyce Columbus
    • Night Court (1986) (1 episode) as Miriam Brody
    • Rock 'n' Roll Mom (1988) as Jody Levin
    • What's Alan Watching? (1989)
    • Love and Betrayal (1989) as Germaine
    • Princesses (1991) (canceled after 7 episodes) as Melissa Kirshner
    • Without Warning: Terror in the Towers (1993) as Rosemarie Russo
    • The Nanny as Fran Fine ,Main Role, Bobbi Fleckman (1 episode), Herself (1 episode), 30 year old Sylvia Fine (2 episodes), Writer (8 episodes),executive producer (1 episode),Director (Call Me Fran 1998)(1993-1999)
    • The Nanny Christmas Special: Oy to the World (1995) (voice)
    • Strong Medicine as Irene Slater (1 episode, 'Cinderella in Scrubs' ,2004),Director ('Like Cures Like', 2004)
    • The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember as herself (Hosted by herself and her mother Sylvia Drescher) (2004)
    • Living with Fran as Fran Reeves and also executive producer (2005-2006)
    • What I Like About You as her Living with Fran character, Fran Reeves (1 episode,Girls Gone Wild) (2005)
    • The Simpsons (1 episode, Treehouse of Horror XVII) (2006) as The Female Golem
    • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (1 episode, The War At Home (2006) as Elaine Dockerty
    • Thank God You're Here (US version) (2007)
    • Entourage (2008) as Mrs. Levine
The Wendy Williams Show (1 episode) as herself (2010)

References

  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/53/Fran-Drescher.html
  2. ^ Firestone, David. "For Queens, a Place in the Sun; Hollywood Is Suddenly Zooming In, With a Vengeance", The New York Times, September 18, 1994. Accessed January 27, 2008. "Ms. Drescher, who actually comes from Kew Gardens mountains, may be the most deliberately colorful of the lot, but she is hardly alone in celebrating the showbiz ascendancy of her native land."
  3. ^ Meisler, Andy. "TELEVISION; Mary Poppins She's Not", The New York Times, December 18, 1994. Accessed November 20, 2007. "After she graduated from Hillcrest High School in Queens, where she met Jacobson, the two of them moved to Los Angeles and were married."
  4. ^ TV.com - episode page
  5. ^ a b c "LARRY KING LIVE Interview with Fran Drescher". CNN. May 6, 2002. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0205/06/lkl.00.html. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  6. ^ Cancer Schmancer Movement Website http://www.cancerschmancer.org
  7. ^ http://www.cancerschmancer.org
  8. ^ "'Nanny' state? Drescher eyes Clinton's Senate seat". Yahoo News. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081209/ap_on_re_us/ny_senate_drescher. Retrieved 7 January 2009. 
  9. ^ Alex Dobuzinskis (December 9th, 2008). "Fran Drescher looks to graduate from “Nanny” to U.S. Senate". Reuters Blogs. http://blogs.reuters.com/fanfare/2008/12/09/fran-drescher-looks-to-graduate-from-nanny-to-us-senate/. Retrieved 7 January 2009. 

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