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Sandra Bernhard is an actress and stand-up comedian best known for her role on Roseanne and in Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy.
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Sandra Bernhard was born on June 6, 1955, in Flint, Michigan. Her brash, satirical stand-up comedy routine landed her on The Richard Pryor Show in 1977. Bernhard played an obsessed fan in Martin Scorsese's King of Comedy (1983) and won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. In the 90s she had a recurring role on the hit sitcom Roseanne. Bernhard continues to perform,
record albums and write.
Comedian, actress. Born June 6, 1955, in Flint, Michigan. Raised in Arizona, Bernhard began to receive attention in the late 1970s for her brash, in-your-face stand-up comedy routines. Her ferocious attacks against political and celebrity figures have become something of a calling card, and she has amassed a loyal following thanks to successful shows and subsequent albums, including Excuses for Bad Behaviour, I?m Still Here ? Damnit and Hero Worship. These shows often include musical numbers and performances by guest musicians.
Bernhard has appeared in numerous films throughout her career, including The King of Comedy, Hudson Hawk and Dinner Rush. She also makes frequent television guest appearances, most notably on Roseanne and Will & Grace. In 2001, Bernhard briefly hosted her own talk show, The Sandra Bernhard Experience, for A&E television.
Bernhard has written several books, including Confessions of a Pretty Lady and Love, Love and Love. Her writing has been published in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone, among others.
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