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roseanne barr

Roseanne Barr, Comedian, Talk Show Host, Actor

At 16, Roseanne Barr was hit by a car that left her with a traumatic brain injury. She dropped out of high school and was institutionalized for eight months. At 17, she gave birth to Brandi Brown. Brandi Brown and Roseanne Barr were reunited and Brandi worked on her mom’s TV show in the ’90s. (wikipedia)



Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew, Actor

While acting on the soap opera Ryan’s Hope, Kate Muligrew became pregnant. Her pregnancy was written into the show. She gave birth and placed her baby for adoption. Mulgrew and her daughter were reunited in 2001. (The Stir)



Andy Kaufman

Andy Kaufman, Comedian and Actor

Andy Kaufman and his high school girlfriend placed their daughter for adoption. In 1992, she learned that she was “the daughter of Andy Kaufman when she traced her biological roots by winning a petition of the state of New York for her biological mother’s surname. She soon had a reunion with her mother, grandfather, uncle, and aunt…” (wikipedia)



Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell, Folk Singer

“‘In the autumn of 1964, Joni Mitchell discovered that she was pregnant. She later wrote, ‘[he] left me three months pregnant in an attic room with no money and winter coming on and only a fireplace for heat. The spindles of the banister were gap-toothed fuel for last winter’s occupants’…Unable to provide for her baby, she placed her daughter for adoption”. Throughout her career she has made allusions to the adoption in songs such as Little Green when she sang about a girl, “Born with the moon in Cancer”. She and her daughter were reunited in 2001. (wikipedia)



Other Famous Birth Parents

  • David Crosby, Singer
  • Clark Gable, Actor
  • Faith Ireland, Judge
  • Mercedes Ruehl, Actress
  • Strom Thurmond, Politician
  • Hank Williams, Sr., Country Music Legend
  • Patti Smith, American Singer-Songwriter, Poet and Visual Artist



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