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Elayne Boosler, an American comedian and a television actress, was born on August 18, 1952, in Brooklyn, New York, in the United States, into a Jewish family.
Elayne completed her high school at Sheepshead Bay High School, Brooklyn, New York in 1969 and later joined the University of South Florida, but she dropped off two years later. She was a trained dancer and singer and worked with several touring companies, performing. She also worked as a waitress in comedy clubs.
Andy Kaufman met her during her time as a waitress and encouraged her to begin her career as a full-time stand-up comedian. She started her career performing stand-up at a comedy club called the Improv.
Elayne Boosler’s estimated net worth is approximately $2 million.
Elayne Boosler’s annual earnings are not available.
Elayne Boosler is around 5 ft 6 in (165 cm) tall.
Elayne Boosler will turn 69 years old on August 22, 2022.
Elayne Boosler was born on August 18, 1952, in Brooklyn, New York, in the United States. They were a Jewish family who immigrated from Europe to the United States. She was the youngest child and the only daughter of her parents. Elayne Boosler’s parents were performing artists.
Elayne Boosler completed her high school at Sheepshead Bay High School, Brooklyn, New York, in 1969. She joined the University of South Florida for her further studies, but she dropped off two years later. She went to the Bahamas for six months, worked as a singer and dancer in a musical revue, and returned to New York.
Elayne Boosler is believed to have dated Andy Kaufman in the early ’70s for almost three years, but soon parted ways. Elyane Boosler later married Bill Siddons in 2007, a music industry executive and former manager of The Doors.
Elayne is widely known for her self-financed comedy special, 'Party Of One' in 1985. The cable networks would not let a female standup have a special; Elayne then launched and financed one independently. The show’s success was a great opportunity for more female standup comedians to break into the industry. She is also the first female comic to get her one-hour special on cable.
Currently, she has been working on many writing projects. She is working on 'Big Fun' and 'Tails of Joy'.
Elayne Boosler started with humble beginnings. She was a singer at 'The Improvisation Comedy Club' where she met Andy Kaufman, who pushed her into standup comedy. She started doing comedy in 1973 in New York City.
She has appeared on multiple TV shows like 'The Andy Kaufman Show', 'The Dean Martin Comedy World', 'Late Night With David Letterman', and others.
She is a guest host for multiple shows like 'The Midnight Special', 'Friday Night Videos', and more.
Elayne is known to be an animal lover. She raises money through standup comedy shows and donates to organizations and small rescue groups that focus on saving and nurturing animals and building their national presence. She has a foundation called Tails Of Joy' that focuses on rescuing animals.
Elayne Boosler has been nominated for the Cable ACE awards three times. In the year 1989, she was nominated in three different categories. ‘Elayne Boosler: Broadway Baby’ (1987) was nominated for Best Performance in a Comedy Special in 1989. Her ‘Comedy From Here’ (1984) was nominated for Directing A Comedy Special in 1988; and Elayne Boosler: Party Of One (1986) was nominated for Performance In A Comedy Special in 1988.
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