Individuals who wish to launch a career in the entertainment industry may benefit from enrolling in a university that was once attended by their idols. For example, Roseanne "Rosie" O'Donnell went to Dickinson College in Pennsylvania before becoming world-famous.
O'Donnell is a stand-up comedienne, actress, singer, author and media personality, according to Biography. She has also been a magazine editor and continues to work as a celebrity blogger, LGBT rights activist, television producer and collaborative partner in the LGBT family vacation company R Family Vacations.
During her years on The Rosie O'Donnell Show, she wrote her first book - a memoir called Find Me - and developed the nickname "Queen Of Nice" as well as a reputation for philanthropic efforts, FilmReference.com reports.
In 2006 O'Donnell became the new moderator on The View, boosting ratings and attracting controversies. O'Donnell later starred in and executive produced a Lifetime original movie called America.
The following year, Rosie Radio, a daily two-hour show with the comedienne premiered on Sirius XM Radio. O'Donnell said she was approached by the company after she appeared on The Howard Stern Show. The media personality has signed with the Oprah Winfrey Network to return to daytime TV with a talk show in the future.
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