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Paula Deen

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Born in Albany, Georgia, Deen is a notable graduate of Albany High School. She married her first husband after graduating high school in 1965. Her parents both died by the time she was 23, and a resultant fear of death led to chronic agoraphobia. She was a proficient Southern cook, and used it to help deal with her condition. in 1986, she felt okay enough to take a job as a bank teller. She was robbed at gunpoint the next year, and that incident led her to deal with her agoraphobia head-on. After the family moved to Savannah in 1989, she decided to parlay her cooking experience into a clandestine catering service. She made sandwiches and other meals, and her sons delivered them.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Paula Deen -- I'm Just Like That Gay Black Football Player

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I'm Just Like That Gay Black Football Player

Paula Deen has an odd way of proving she's not a racist -- she just dropped a metaphor ... comparing her n-word scandal to "that black football player who recently came out" ... aka NFL prospect… READ MORE >

Paula Deen -- Riding Dolly Parton's Coattails to Cook Up New Restaurant

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Riding Dolly Parton's Coattails to Cook Up New Restaurant

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$75 MIllion For Huge Comeback

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I Don't Need a Comeback 'I Never Went Anywhere'

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- 1081 days ago
Paula Deen -- Sobs at First Public Appearance After Racist Scandal (Photos)

Paula Deen
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- 1081 days ago
Stars and Scars -- You Be the Judge

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You Be the Judge

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- 1095 days ago
Paula Deen Dropped from Cooking Expo Ads -- Even Though She's Headlining

Paula Deen
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- 1102 days ago
Paula Deen -- Racial/Sexual Harassment Lawsuit DISMISSED

Paula Deen
Racial/Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Dismissed

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Paula Deen's Husband -- WE'RE NOT BIGOTS ... Now Gimme Some Chick-fil-A

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WE'RE NOT BIGOTS Now Gimme Chick-fil-A

Less than two months after Paula Deen went on TV and proclaimed that "everyone should be treated equal" ... her husband Michael Groover was seen walking out of a Chick-fil-A restaurant. While they… READ MORE >

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