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Elayne Boosler

Elayne Boosler (born August 18, 1952, in Brooklyn, NY) is an American comedian and advocate for animal rescue. Boosler was born and raised in Brooklyn. She was the youngest child and only daughter of her father, a Russian acrobat, and her mother, a Rumanian ballerina. She attended public schools in Brooklyn, including Shellbank Junior High School and Sheepshead Bay High School. Boosler is married to Bill Siddons, music industry executive and former manager of The Doors. After a job as a singer/dancer in touring companies and many unsuccessful waitressing jobs, Boosler worked as doorman at The Improvisation comedy club in New York for two and a half years. While working there, she met comedian Andy Kaufman, a regular at the club, who convinced her she should do standup comedy. The two lived together in Greenwich Village for three years and remained close friends until Kaufman's death. For her "comedy education" Boosler credits Kaufman as well as her other peers at the time, which included Freddie Prinze, Jay Leno, Larry David, Richard Lewis, Richard Belzer, Jimmie Walker, and Ed Bluestone. In 1986 Boosler became the first female to get her own one-hour comedy special on cable when

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Cruisin' for a Boosler

Cruisin' for a Boosler

The 57-year-old resurfaced at some event in Beverly Hills last week, looking quaint.Elayne once dated the late Andy Kaufman.Boosler is married to Bill Siddons, who was the former manager of The… READ MORE >

Comedian Elayne Boosler: 'Memba Her?

Comedian Elayne Boosler
'Memba Her?

In the '80s, Elayne Boosler was a popular comedian who was the first woman to get her own cable TV special. Guess what she looks like now! READ MORE >

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