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Rosie O'Donnell is a comedian who made the move to the big screen with 1992's A League of Their Own, going on to co-host TV's The View
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O'Donnell returned to the daytime talk show format in 2006 when she signed on to become co-host and moderator of the ABC daytime talk show The View, replacing Meredith Vieira. Her time on the show, which also featured Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, brought strong ratings along with some controversy. She and the conservative Hasselbeck often clashed during group discussions on the show. In April 2007, O'Donnell announced that she was leaving the show a few weeks before her contract expired after a particularly heated exchange with Hasselbeck. Later that same year, she published her second memoir Celebrity Detox, which detailed her struggle with fame and her time at The View.
In 2008, O'Donnell tried to revive the variety show format on prime-time television with her Rosie Live! special. The show received low ratings despite an impressive array of guests, including Alec Baldwin and Liza Minnelli. After taking some time away from the spotlight, O'Donnell premiered her new two-hour daily talk show, Rosie Radio, on Sirius XM Satellite Radio in 2009. O'Donnell also made plans to return to television with her own show on Oprah Winfrey's network, OWN, which debuted in January 2011.
O'Donnell revealed in late 2009 that her relationship with Kelli had come to an end. They had separated two years earlier, but the couple remained on good terms. "What makes a family is love, and we all love each other. We're gonna stay together and take care of each other as a family unit," she explained to People magazine.
The next year, O'Donnell revealed that she was dating Texas-based artist Tracy Kachtick-Anders. The two share a passion for art and for children. Kachtick-Anders is a mother of six children. "I'm pretty content. I feel calmer than I have in a long time," O'Donnell told People magazine.
O'Donnell suffered a heart attack in August 2012. Following the incident, doctors discovered a 99 percent blocked artery in her heart, into which they inserted a stent, according to the Los Angeles Times. On August 20, 2012, O'Donnell notified her fans of her heart attack through her personal blog. According to the post, she didn't call paramedics during or after the attack, which happened at her home in New York; instead, she took aspirin and made an appointment with her cardiologist for the next day.
According to an article by the L.A. Times, O'Donnell also wrote: "I am lucky to be here. Know the symptoms ladies, listen to the voice inside. The one we all so easily ignore. CALL 911."
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