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Roseanne Barr Turns 60: Happy Birthday, Mrs. Conner!

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Actress, comedienne, and presidential candidate Roseanne Barr turns 60 today (November 3). As such, fans should find some time in their busy schedules today for a few episodes of her classic television sitcom.

After moving to Colorado at the age of 18, Barr began doing stand-up comedy gigs are various clubs throughout Denver. She soon developed a strong following which prompted appearances on The Tonight Show in 1985 and Late Night with David Letterman in 1986. Her The Roseanne Barr Show comedy special debuted on HBO in 1987.

Barr was originally offered the role of Peg Bundy in the popular 80s sitcom Married … with Children, though she ultimately turned it down. A few years later, she would launch her own situation comedy, simply titled Roseanne.

The series, which followed the trials and tribulations of the Conner family, starred John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Alicia Goranson, Michael Fishman, and Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf. The series would enjoy nine seasons before coming to an end in 1997.

After the conclusion of her sitcom, Roseanne Barr ventured into the world of daytime TV. Th