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Her daughters Brandi Brown, Jennifer and Jessica Pentland all worked with her on her talk show.

Has three children with Bill Pentland: Jennifer, Jessica and Jacob.

Has one son with Ben Thomas: Buck.

Has a daughter from a previous relationship named Brandi, whom she put up for adoption. She searched for and eventually was reunited with Brandi.

Was born at 1:21 p.m. MST.

Had tubal ligation reversed in order to get pregnant with her son Buck.

States she suffered from multiple personality disorder.

Attended Salt Lake High School East, but dropped out before graduating.

On 9/17/1968 she was severely injured in a car crash, resulting in memory loss and nightmares. She was admitted to a state mental hospital at age 17, but left after less than a year.

At age 17 she left Utah and moved to Denver, CO, where she gave birth to daughter Brandi and then gave her up for adoption.

Worked as a dishwasher, cook, and waitress for Bennigan's Restaurant.

Collects pigs.

On 23 August 1985 she made her national TV debut on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). This marked the turning point in her career, and she was deluged with job offers thereafter.

In a 1991 People magazine interview, she claimed to have been an incest survivor, accusing both parents of physical and sexual abuse, charges which they have publicly denied.

Worked as a guest editor for the New Yorker magazine.

Renewed wedding vows with ex-husband and ex-bodyguard Ben Thomas on the 1999 Valentine's Day edition of her TV talk show. She first filed for divorce in January of 1998, claiming he was an abusive binge drinker who threatened to kidnap their son. They finally divorced in October 2002.

Is a spokeswoman for various pro-choice groups, has asserted pro-choice views in publications such as "The Advocate," and has appeared at benefits sponsored by pro-choice organizations such as the Fund for a Feminist Majority. In several episodes of Roseanne (1988) Roseanne Conner defends a woman's right to choose.

Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. pg. 26-28. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387

Chosen as #9 in Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time, the highest-ranking woman.

Is portrayed by Denny Dillon in Roseanne: An Unauthorized Biography (1994).

First female to host the annual MTV music awards (1994).

Owns and operates a 50-acre macadamia nut farm in Hawaii where she and her partner keep beehives, goats and a lone black sheep named "Roseanne".

Currently resides in El Segundo, California. [December 2003]

Getting ready to come out with her first reality-TV show called The Real Roseanne Show (2003), which premieres August 6, 2003 on ABC. [August 2003]

Her paternal grandfather was a Russian Jewish immigrant, and her paternal grandmother was born in Minnesota, to Russian Jewish parents. Her maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Austria-Hungary and Lithuania, respectively.

On July 25, 1990, she sang the National Anthem at a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and Cincinnati Reds at Jack Murphy Stadium.

Unsuccessfully ran for president in the 2012 US election. She sought the Green Party presidential nomination, but finished second in the primaries to eventual nominee Jill Stein. Barr was later nominated for president by the Peace and Freedom Party and appeared on the ballot in California, Florida, and Colorado. She received 67,326 votes and 0.05% of the popular vote, placing sixth overall. Her campaign was the subject of the documentary Roseanne for President! (2015).

She was unable to vote for herself during in the 2012 US presidential election, during which she was the nominee of the Peace and Freedom Party. She did not qualify for the ballot in Hawaii, her home state, which also does not allow write-in votes. She instead voted for President Barack Obama.