Here's The Thing: Rosie O'Donnell
Alec talks with Rosie O’Donnell about being a standup comic, a Star Search contestant, an actress, a talk show host, and a mom to five.
Rosie grew up in Comack, Long Island and says she never expected to be a talk show host. Rosie says she wanted to be on Broadway, “a Bette Midler backup singer, one of the Harlettes.”
Rosie revels in the enormous change in attitude toward gay performers in show business today and shares what it’s like to have a new baby in her fifties: “It rebirthed me in a way that I was not expecting.”