With her gentle voice, porcelain skin and big, crayon-blue eyes, Rita Rudner shatters the stereotype of brassy, tough comediennes with poise and sophistication. One of the most ethereal comedians on today's hyperkinetic comedy circuit, Rita Rudner's soft-spoken humor has led to sold-out club appearances across the U.S.A. as well as in England and Australia. Her non-stop, witty observations on modern life cover such diverse topics as relationships, family and the importance of cleaning ladies.David Letterman, Johnny Carson, Bill Maher, Jay Leno, Bob Hope, George Burns, Tom Snyder, Conan O'Brien, Dennis Miller, Martin Short, Oprah Winfrey, Regis Philbin and Kathy Lee Gifford have all found Rita amusing, Rita's first solo HBO special, Rita Rudner's One Night Stand, was nominated for two Ace Awards, as was her English television show which later appeared on A&E. Rita's two one-hour specials for HBO, Born to Be Mild and Married Without Children, were ratings standouts and many viewers liked her dresses.She now commands center stage and seems to thrive on the attention that once used to give her a case of the hives. Today she performs regularly at Harrah's in Las Vegas and has released her newest book, I Still Have It . . . I Just Can't Remember Where I Put It: Confessions of a Fiftysomething.
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Rudner was born in Miami, Florida. Her mother died when she was 13. After graduating from high school at 15, Rudner left Miami and headed to New York City to embark on a career as a dancer. She appeared in several Broadway shows, including the now-legendary original productions of Follies and Mack & Mabel.
Rudner did not turn to comedy until she was 25, after observing how few female comedians there were compared to the number of female dancers. She spent many hours researching her favorite comedians, including Woody Allen and Jack Benny. She enjoys Jewish humor, but reserves her Jewish jokes for Jewish audiences.