Carol Leifer Biography (1956-)

Born July 27, 1956, in East Williston, NY; daughter of Seymour (an optometrist) and Anna (a psychologist) Leifer; married Ritch Shydner (a comedian), 1981(divorced, 1987). Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, writer, producer, comedienne
Birth Details
July 27, 1956
East Williston, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • "Carol Doesn't Leifer Anymore" (also known as "Carol Leifer: I Was a Woman Who Loved Too Much"), Cinemax Comedy Experiment, Cinemax, 1987
  • Late Night with David Letterman Fifth Anniversary Show, NBC, 1987
  • Superman's 50th Anniversary: A Celebration of the Man of Steel, CBS, 1988
  • "Rodney Dangerfield: Nothin' Goes Right" (also known as "Rodney Dangerfield: Nothin' Is Easy"), On Location, HBO, 1988
  • The Comedy Club Special (also known as The Best of the Comedy Clubs), ABC, 1988
  • Leifer Madness, VH1, 1989
  • Carol Leifer Comedy Cruise, Showtime, 1989
  • Baloney, CBC, 1989
  • "The World of Jewish Humor," Great Performances, PBS, 1990
  • Super Bowl Saturday Nite, CBS, 1990
  • Carol Leifer: Really Big Shoo!, Showtime, 1990
  • Angry mom, Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful (also known as Dare to Be Truthful), Showtime, 1991
  • Lovelaughs, Lifetime, 1991
  • Just for Laughs: The Montreal International Comedy Festival, 1991
  • USO Comedy Tour, Comedy Central, 1992
  • The Search for the New Ideal Man, ABC, 1992
  • Bob Hope and Other Young Comedians: The World Laughs, Young and Old (also known as The Comedy Olympics: Starring Bob Hope and Other Young Comedians), NBC, 1992
  • Rusty Berman, Carol Leifer: Gaudy, Bawdy and Blue, Showtime, 1992
  • Comedy Club Superstars (also known as Comedy Club All-Stars), ABC, 1996
  • Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 1999
  • Episodic
  • Nicki Rosen, Dream On, HBO, 1990
  • London Underground, 1991
  • Meredith, The Golden Palace, CBS, 1992
  • Marsha Trilling, Civil Wars, ABC, 1992
  • Receptionist, "The Kiss Hello," Seinfeld, NBC, 1995
  • Voice, Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist (animated), Comedy Central, 1995
  • The Howard Stern Show, 1995
  • (Uncredited) Bank employee, "The Invitations," Seinfeld, NBC, 1996
  • Sissy Daniels-Polonsky, "The Debt," Naked Truth, NBC, 1997
  • The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997
  • Guest, Loveline, MTV, 1998
  • Connie, "Twins," It's Like, You Know ... , ABC, 1999
  • Also appeared in Late Night with Letterman, NBC.
  • Series
  • Host, Caroline's Comedy Hour, Arts and Entertainment, 1990
  • Carol Lerner, Alright Already (also known as Ocean Drive),The WB, 1997-1998
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 11th Annual CableACE Awards, 1990
  • Fractured Film Awards, 1992
  • Presenter, The 12th Annual American Comedy Awards, 1998
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Coproducer, Seinfeld, NBC, 1995
  • Producer, Almost Perfect, CBS, 1996
  • Creator and executive producer, Alright Already (also known as Ocean Drive), The WB, 1997-1998
  • Co-executive producer, It's Like, You Know ... , ABC, 1999
  • Executive producer, The Ellen Show, CBS, 2001
  • Also executive story editor for Seinfeld, NBC, and supervising producer, The Larry Sanders Show, HBO.
  • Specials
  • Executive producer, "Carol Doesn't Leifer Anymore" (also known as "CarolLeifer: I Was a Woman Who Loved Too Much"), Cinemax Comedy Experiment,Cinemax, 1987
  • Film Appearances
  • Party guest, Desperately Seeking Susan, Orion, 1985
  • Jerry Seinfeld: Stand-Up Confidential, 1987
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Series
  • Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1985-1986
  • The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1992
  • Seinfeld, NBC, 1993-1995
  • Almost Perfect, CBS, 1996
  • The Naked Truth, NBC, 1997
  • Alright Already (also known as Ocean Drive), The WB, 1997-1998
  • The Ellen Show, CBS, 2001
  • Television Specials
  • "Carol Doesn't Leifer Anymore" (also known as "Carol Leifer: I Was a Woman Who Loved Too Much"), Cinemax Comedy Experiment, Cinemax, 1987
  • "Rodney Dangerfield: Nothin' Goes Right" (also known as "Rodney Dangerfield: Nothin' Is Easy"), On Location, HBO, 1988
  • Carol Leifer: Gaudy, Bawdy and Blue, Showtime, 1992
  • The 1996 Emmy Awards, 1996

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • People Weekly, November 28, 1988, pp. 145-146
    • TV Guide, December 27, 1997, pp. 32-35

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