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She and Martin Bergman have a daughter, Molly Bergman, 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]