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Acting

Chelsea Handler

When her confession in a DUI class left people rolling in the aisles, struggling actress Chelsea Handler launched a brilliant new career as a comedian.

Kate Bornstein, Seattle, 2010

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Kate Bornstein at Babeland in Seattle in 2010.
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Kate Bornstein at Babeland in Seattle in 2010.


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Ellen Greene, 2008

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Singer and actress Ellen Greene in 2008.

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Singer and actress Ellen Greene in 2008.

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Jamie Lee Curtis, 2015

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Jamie Lee Curtis at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con.
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Jamie Lee Curtis at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con.

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Amy Schumer, 2011

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Comedian and actress Amy Schumer in 2011.

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Comedian and actress Amy Schumer in 2011.

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Sarah Silverman, 2007

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Comedian Sarah Silverman at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.
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Comedian Sarah Silverman at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.

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Chelsea Handler, 2007

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Chelsea Handler in 2007.

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Chelsea Handler in 2007.

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Helen Reddy, 1975

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Helen Reddy in 1975.
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Helen Reddy in 1975.

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Kitty Carlisle Hart

Actress and singer Kitty Carlisle Hart was honored for her tireless crusade for funding for the arts when the New York State Theater in Albany was named after her.

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