In a return to her Off-Broadway roots, 85-year-old Renée Taylor will appear in a revival of her one-woman show My Life on a Diet.
The Oscar nominee and Emmy winner is best known as Sylvia Fine on The Nanny (1993-1999), but her career stretches back to quirky comedies like Made for Each Other (1971), which she and her late husband Joseph Bologna (1934-2017) co-wrote, and TV projects like Acts of Love and Other Comedies (1973). She was also a stand-out in The Producers (1967), and has the unique claim to fame of having had Barbra Streisand (b. 1942) as her opening act!
My Life on a Diet was co-written by Taylor and Bologna, who originally directed it.
From a press release:
Renée Taylor looks back on a life full of memorable roles in Hollywood and on Broadway, and just as many fad diets. A self-described “diet junkie,” Taylor, in My Life on a Diet, dishes out juicy anecdotes about -- and weight loss tips from -- Hollywood legends such as Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando and Cary Grant (she used to think that if she ate like star, she just might live like one). By sharing her high and lows – on and off the scale – as only she could, Renée Taylor proves how the ability to laugh will get you through it all.
Renée explains, “A few years ago, I had the pleasure to work with my friend Nora Ephron on her wonderful play Love, Loss, and What I Wore. I told her that, as a woman who had worn every size from 4 to 18 over the years, my version of the play would be called Love, Loss, and What I Ate. Well, this is that play, but I ended up calling it My Life on a Diet."
Her six-week engagement begins July 12, with an official opening on July 25.
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