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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 17 September 1953Miami, Florida, USA
Height 5' 4½" (1.64 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rita Rudner was born on September 17, 1953 in Miami, Florida, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Rita Rudner and 3 Potential Ex-Husbands (2012), Hollywood Squares (1998) and The Aristocrats (2005). She has been married to Martin Bergman since June 24, 1988. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Martin Bergman (24 June 1988 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (18)

She and Martin Bergman have a daughter, Molly, adopted in 2002.
She and husband Martin are among the writers working on a musical "Natural Woman," based on the music of Carole King and Gerry Goffin.
Her second novel is "Turning the Tables" published by Shaye Areheart Books in 2006.
First big break was being booked on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) in January 1988.
Originally moved to New York from Miami at age 15 to study ballet and pursue a career as a Broadway dancer. She decided to go for comedy because women's stand-up was a less competitive field in 1980.
Kooky, slightly vapid-looking American stand-up comedienne whose specialized brand of neurotic comedy was inspired by idols Jack Benny, Woody Allen, and Bob Newhart.
Moved her five-year act at Las Vegas' New York-New York casino to Harrah's on October 6, 2006.
Moved to California in the late 80s and met husband Martin Bergman, an Englishman, whom she met when he was producing stand-up comedy shows. Together, they wrote the film Peter's Friends (1992) that co-starred then-married Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson.
Hoping for her own sitcom like other comedians in the 1980s, Rita did at least a half-dozen pilots but they never came to fruition.
Her first novel "Tickled Pink" was written in 2001. It is a semi-autobiographical tale about a dancer who moves to New York to find success and turns to comedy.
She and her husband have written (April 2013) the sitcom, The Rita Rudner Show for BBC Radio 4.
Release of her book, "Tickled Pink: A Comic Novel" [2001]
Release of her book, "Rita Rudner's Guide to Men" [1994]
Release of her book, "I Still Have It -- I Just Can't Remember Where I Put It: Confessions of a Fiftysomething". [2008]
Release of her book, "Turning the Tables: A Novel". [2006]
Currently performing in the showroom at Harrah's in Las Vegas, NV. [October 2006]
Release of her book, "Naked Beneath My Clothes: Tales of a Revealing Nature". [1992]
Ongoing performances at the New York, New York Hotel and Casino at the Cabaret Theatre [June 2003]

Personal Quotes (9)

My husband gave me a necklace. It's fake. I requested fake. Maybe I'm paranoid, but in this day and age, I don't want something around my neck that's worth more than my head.
I don't swear. When I do, my husband gets out the tape recorder. Once, when I was first doing comedy, there were only five people in the audience, so I did my whole act swearing every other word. All the waitresses and people at the bar ran in yelling, 'Rita's swearing! Rita's swearing! Everyone come!'
In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.
Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love, though I'd stepped in it a few times.
Men are self-confident because they grow up identifying with super-heroes. Women have bad self-images because they grow up identifying with Barbie.
I suffer from peroxide phobia. Every time I've gotten near a blond woman, something of mine has disappeared. Jobs, boyfriends...one time an angora sweater leaped right off my body.
I wanted to have children, but my friends scare me. One of my friends told me she was in labor for thirty-six hours. I don't even want to do anything that feels good for thirty-six hours.
If you want to break up with a man, tell him, 'I love you. I want to marry you. I want to have your children. I want us to grow old together and be with each other forever.' Sometimes they leave skid marks.
On mothering: To me, life is tough enough without having someone kick you from the inside.

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