Rosie O'Donnell ( b. 1962) is a comedian, actress & talk show host. She appeared in supporting roles in a number of films in the early 90's, including A League of Their Own with Geena Davis in 1992, Sleepless in Seattle (1993). & The Flintstones (1994). She achieved national fame as the host of The Rosie O'Donnell Show, a popular daytime talk show that aired from 1996 to 2002, as well as for a stint co-hosting on The View with Barbara Walters. She has also appeared on Broadway in Grease, Fiddler on the Roof, & the Dr. Seuss inspired Seussical.
- In a segment taped for SESAME STREET, O'Donnell raps the alphabet with Elmo.
- In 1994, she starred as Betty Rubble in The Flintstones, which featured puppets by JIM HENSON’s Creature Shop. She later voiced a Creature Shop octopus in the sequel, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas.
- She also appeared in the 1994 special SESAME STREET All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars & STREET Forever!, as the Good Hope Fairy, who was stylized after Glinda from The Wizard of Oz.
- Elmo was a favorite guest on The Rosie O'Donnell Show, appearing many times over the years. Miss Piggy appeared during Rosie's first week on the air in 1996, & OSCAR THE GROUCH also made an appearance. Further, 1 entire special episode of The Rosie O'Donnell Show was dedicated to & took place on a replica set of SESAME STREET, with a whole bunch of characters like Prairie Dawn, & celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg appearing all throughout the show.
- She interacted with The Cat in the Hat at the 1996 Kids' Choice Awards.
- In 1998, she appeared in the Elmopalooza TV special, performing a remake of "Nearly Missed" with Elmo. A version of this duet appears on the Elmopalooza soundtrack.
- Elmo appears on her 1999 Christmas album, A Rosie Christmas, singing Do You Hear What I Hear?.
- Abby Cadabby met Rosie O'Donnell’s adopted child Vivi for a segment of The View.
- On November 23rd, the squirrels Skippy, Junior, Jiffy & Nutella from the stage show version of Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas appeared onstage with O'Donnell for Rosie’s Broadway Extravaganza show in New York City. Later in the show, Justin Bohon (Emmet) & Kathy Fitzgerald (Ma) appeared to sing "When the River Meets the Sea".
- Official site
- Rosie O'Donnell on IMDb
- Rosie O'Donnell on IBDb
- Rosie O'Donnell on the Muppet Wiki
- Rosie O'Donnell on the OSCAR THE GROUCH Wiki
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