Wow,Rosie O’Donnell Tells WHAT SHIRLEY DID FOR HER When She Was Broke &Unknown

Posted On : February 6, 2017

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

Screen Shot 2017-02-06 at 9.41.20 AM 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.”

SEE WHAT "RAJ" & "DUANE" FROM WHAT'S HAPPENING SAID ABOUT SHIRLEY HELPING ROSIE>>>

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