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Overview (3)

Born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameRenee Adoree Wexler
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Renée Taylor was born in the Bronx, New York to Frieda (née Silverstein) and Charles Wexler. She worked as a comedian in the early 1960s at the New York City nightclub Bon Soir. Her opening act was a then unknown Barbra Streisand. She earned notice for her portrayal of Eva Braun in Mel Brooks's The Producers (1967), and continued to act in several film, television, and theater productions. However, despite an impressive, 50-year resume, she is better remembered as Sylvia Fine, the overbearing, classic Jewish mother of Fran Drescher's title character in The Nanny (1993).

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Spouse (2)

Joseph Bologna (7 August 1965 - 13 August 2017) ( his death) ( 2 children)
Frank Baxter (June 1958 - 1964) ( divorced)

Trivia (7)

After marrying in 1965, Taylor and Bologna co-wrote the Broadway hit comedy, "Lovers and Other Strangers", and received an Oscar nomination for writing the 1970 film adaptation. They wrote and costarred in the romantic comedy, Made for Each Other (1971), and won an Emmy for writing the 1973 TV special, Acts of Love and Other Comedies (1973). They also co-directed and co-starred in the film, It Had to Be You (1989), adapted from their play.
Received an honorary doctorate along with her husband, Joseph Bologna, from Hofstra University.
Mother, with Joseph Bologna, of son Gabriel Bologna and daughter Zizi Bologna.
Ex-mother-in-law of Athena Ashburn.
She made guest appearances on both Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) and Superman: The Animated Series (1996).
Born on the same date in the same year as Phyllis Newman.
Alumni of the AADA (American Academy of Dramatic Arts), Class of 1951.

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