Wow,Rosie O’Donnell Tells WHAT SHIRLEY DID FOR HER When She Was Broke &Unknown
When the legendary What’s Happening actress/comedian, Shirley Hemphill, passed away from kidney failure in 1999, not only did she leave a major impact on her millions of fans, she also left a major impact on the many celebrities she so generously helped. One of those celebs is comedian/actress/former talk show host, Rosie O’Donnell. Rosie explains the beautiful things Shirley did for her when she was dead broke -or like the old schoolers used to say- ‘when she didn’t have a pot to pee in, nor a window to through it out of.’ Details below…
ROSIE GAVE TOUCHING TRIBUTE TO SHIRLEY ON HER TALK SHOW
After Shirley passed away, Rosie gave an emotional tribute to her on her talk show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, that following Monday. As photos and a video clip of Shirley played behind her, Rosie told her audience and millions of TV viewers this:
Via NYPost: “You know, when I started my career, the first famous person I met was Shirley Hemphill,” Rosie said on her show, just before showing Shirley in a clip from “What’s Happening!” Rosie told the story of how Shirley persuaded the owner of a comedy club to give Rosie, then 16, a shot at performing on an open-mike night. “It was my first paid gig,” Rosie said, “and it was because of her. … I loved her very much and she was a great lady.”
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