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Roseanne Barr

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Roseanne Barr
Barr in January 2010
Roseanne Cherrie Barr

(1952-11-03) November 3, 1952 (age 71)
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Occupation(s)Actress, comedian, writer, producer, politician
Years active1985–present
Political partyGreen (2008–2012)
Peace and Freedom (2012–2013)
Bill Pentland
(m. 1974; div. 1990)

(m. 1990; div. 1994)

Ben Thomas
(m. 1995; div. 2002)
PartnerJohnny Argent (2003–present)

Roseanne Cherrie Barr (born November 3, 1952) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress, writer, and comedian. She has also been known as Roseanne Arnold and Roseanne Thomas. For several years in the late 1990s and early 2000s, she was known simply as Roseanne. By 2005, she had resumed referring to herself by her maiden name. She is best known for playing Roseanne Conner on the television series Roseanne.

The self-titled series was rebooted in 2018 on ABC with record ratings. A second season of the reboot (what would have been season 11) was eventually ordered. However, ABC cancelled the series after Barr posted a tweet mentioning Valerie Jarrett (an aide to President Barack Obama) that was viewed as racist.[1]

Television work

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Run for President

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On August 4, 2011, on an episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno she announced that she would be running for President in 2012.[2] She ran for Green Party, however, she lost to Jill Stein. Then she ran for Peace and Freedom Party and won the nomination. Barr received 61,971 votes in the general election, placing sixth overall.[3] She is running again in 2016 for the same party.

Further reading

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  • Roseanne: My Life as a Woman. Harper & Row. October 1989. ISBN 0-06-015957-X.
  • My Lives. Ballantine Books. February 9, 1994. ISBN 0-345-37815-6.
  • Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm. Gallery Books. January 4, 2011. ISBN 978-1-4391-5482-3.


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  1. "Roseanne Attacks Ex-Obama Aide Valerie Jarrett With Racially Charged Joke". TheWrap. 2018-05-29. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  2. "Roseanne Barr: 'I am running for President'". Entertainment Weekly. August 4, 2011. Archived from the original on October 4, 2011. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  3. Sieczkowski, Cavan. Roseanne Barr Places 5th in Presidential Election. Huffington Post. 2012-11-07. Retrieved 2012-11-07.

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