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Rita Rudner Bio
Rita Rudner is an American comedian, writer and actress. Beginning her career as a Broadway dancer.
It was while she was appearing in “Annie” on Broadway that Rita began exploring the comedy clubs of Manhattan. She applied the same learning techniques she had acquired as a dancer to comedy, spending hours studying recordings by Jack Benny and Woody Allen and analyzing comedy construction.
She developed her trademark epigrammatic style and took a full-time leap form chorus lines to punch lines in the early eighties. A frequent guest on both Late Night With Letterman and The Tonight Show during this time, Rita also appeared often on HBO.
Her first solo HBO special, “Rita Rudner’s One Night Stand,” was nominated for several awards, as was her English BBC 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 performed all over the country, filling Carnegie Hall in New York three times and the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles twice. She also performed sell-out tours of Australia and England.
Rita has written five books, including two fiction novels (“Tickled Pink” and “Turning the Tables’). Her other books include the best-selling “Naked Beneath My Clothes,” “I Still Have It…I Just Can’t Remember Where I Put It” and “Rita Rudner’s Guide to Men,” which continues to be quoted extensively on the internet in English and in languages she will never understand.
“A Weekend in the Country” was another script the couple created together and it was also Martin’s directorial debut. It starred Jack Lemmon, Dudley Moore, Rita and Richard Lewis. The couple collaborated again on a short TV movie called “Unfunny Girl” and then on the award-winning independent movie “Thanks” which premiered at the Palm Springs Film Festival in 2011.In 1984 Rita met Martin Bergman, an English producer and writer. The two have since collaborated professionally as well as personally. They married in 1989. The movie “Peter’s Friends” was their first produced script. It also starred Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Imelda Staunton and Kenneth Branagh and won the Peter Seller’s award for best comedy film and best ensemble acting. In America, it was nominated for Best Original Script by the Writers’ Guild.
In 2000 Rita and Martin got a call from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. They had a six week window in a theatre before a show was arriving from Paris. Would Rita like to fill those six weeks with Martin producing? Six weeks turned into six months. Rita’s show became the hottest ticket in town. When the show from France finally arrived, MGM management built Rita her own 450 seat theatre at its sister property New York New York. In 2006, Rita moved to an even bigger theatre at Harrah’s to which she returned in 2014 after a three year run at The Venetian. She is now officially the longest-running solo comedy show in the history of Las Vegas.
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