Rita Rudner Biography (1955?-)

Born September 17, 1955 (some sources say 1956), in Miami, FL; daughter of Abe (an attorney) and Frances (a homemaker) Rudner; married Martin Bergman (a producer and writer), June 24, 1988. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Manager: Michael Rosenberg, 3 Arts Entertainment, 9460 Wilshire Blvd., 7th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Comedienne, actress, writer, producer, dancer, singer
Birth Details
September 17, 1955?
Miami, Florida, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Host, Rita Rudner, BBC, 1990
  • Herself, The College of Comedy with Alan King, PBS, 1997
  • Hollywood Squares, syndicated, 1998
  • Movies
  • Frieda Philby, That's Adequate, 1989
  • Sally Shelton, A Weekend in the Country (also known as Moon Valley and Temecula), USA Network, 1996
  • Specials
  • Rodney Dangerfield Hosts the 9th Annual Young Comedians Special, HBO, 1985
  • Just for Laughs II, Showtime, 1987
  • Women of the Night, HBO, 1987
  • The Prince's Trust Gala, TNT, 1989
  • One Night Stand: Rita Rudner, HBO, 1989
  • Rita Rudner: Born to be Mild, HBO, 1990
  • Comic Relief IV, HBO, 1990
  • The Rita Rudner Comedy Specials, Arts and Entertainment, 1991
  • George Burns' 95th Birthday Party, CBS, 1991
  • Girls Night Out: Paula Poundstone and Rita Rudner, 1991
  • The 10th Annual Montreal Comedy Festival, Showtime, 1992
  • Bob Hope's America: Red, White, and Beautiful--The Swimsuit Edition, NBC, 1992
  • Comic Relief V, HBO, 1992
  • Bob Hope's Four-Star Christmas Fiesta from San Antonio, NBC, 1992
  • Baseball Relief: An All-Star Comedy Salute, Fox, 1993
  • A New York Night--Live!, HBO, 1993
  • A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman, NBC, 1995
  • "Rita Rudner: Married without Children," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1995
  • Comedy Club Superstars (also known as Comedy Club All-Stars), ABC, 1996
  • The World's Greatest Magic III, NBC, 1996
  • Awards Presentations
  • Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards, ABC, 1992
  • The 13th Annual CableACE Awards, TNT, 1992
  • Episodic
  • (With others) Host, George Schlatter's Funny People, NBC, 1988
  • The Comedy Company, [Australia], 1988
  • Rolanda, "Whirlpool," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1995
  • Voice characterization, Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist (animated), Comedy Central, 1995
  • Tracey Takes On ... , HBO, 1996
  • Guest host, The Vicki Lawrence Show (also known as Fox after Breakfast), Fox, 1997
  • Brooke, "Something about New Beds and Old Friends," Something So Right, 1997
  • Herself, "Making Whoopi," The Nanny, CBS, 1998
  • Margot, "The Dummy Twins," The Nanny, CBS, 1999
  • "Dangerous Beauty," V.I.P., syndicated, 2000
  • "Unfunny Girl," Hollywood Off-Ramp, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Also appeared in episodes of Dennis Miller Live, HBO, and The Morning Program, CBS.
  • Television Work
  • Specials
  • Executive producer, "Rita Rudner: Married without Children," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1995
  • Film Appearances
  • Pam, The Wrong Guys, New World Pictures, 1988
  • Mrs. Yabbo, Gleaming the Cube (also known as A Brother's Justice and Skate or Die), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988
  • Carol Benson, Peter's Friends, Samuel Goldwyn, 1992
  • Stage Appearances
  • Follies, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1971-1972
  • Bathing beauty, Mack & Mabel, Majestic Theatre, New York City,1974
  • The Magic Show, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1974-1978
  • So Long, 174th Street, Harkness Theatre, New York City, 1976
  • They're Playing Our Song, Broadway production, 1979
  • Annie, Alvin Theatre, New York City, c. 1980
  • Also appeared in Promises, Promises.
  • Major Tours
  • Appeared in Zorba.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Readings
  • Naked beneath My Clothes, Penguin HighBridge Audio (St. Paul, MN),1992
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Movies
  • A Weekend in the Country (also known as Moon Valley and Temecula), USA Network, 1996
  • Television Specials
  • The Rita Rudner Comedy Specials, Arts and Entertainment, 1991
  • "Rita Rudner: Married without Children," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1995
  • Screenplays
  • (With Martin Bergman) Peter's Friends, Samuel Goldwyn, 1992
  • Humor
  • Naked beneath My Clothes: Tales of a Revealing Nature, illustratedby Mike Lester, Viking (New York City), 1992
  • Rita Rudner's Guide to Men, Viking, 1994

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers 1993, Issue 4, Gale Research, 1993
    Periodicals
    • Cosmopolitan, February, 1993, p. 91; June, 1994, p. 116
    • Esquire, September, 1990, pp. 184-185
    • People Weekly, August 1, 1988, pp. 93-94
    Electronic
    • Rita Rudner Web Site, http://www.rita-rudner.com, March 29, 2002

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