Wednesday, March 6, 2013

March 6: Sara Gilbert

On this date in History ..... 1984:
Sara Gilbert makes her movie debut in “Calamity Jane”, which is released on this date. 
Gilbert is best known for her role as Darlene on the show “Roseanne”, a middle child in a blue collar family, the sarcastic tomboy turned vegetarian, from 1988-1997.  She also made guest appearances on shows such as as The Simpsons, 24, Will & Grace, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Private Practice.

In 2007, she began a semi-regular appearance on "The Big Bang Theory" with Johnny Galecki, who also played on the "Roseanne" show as Darlene Conner's boyfriend, David.

Gilbert, who comes from an acting family, started out doing commercials. At six years old, she told her producer-and-talent-manager-mother that she wanted to be an actress when she saw her older half-sister, Melissa Gilbert (“Little House” fame) get a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. Her grandfather, Harry Crane, was a writer for “The Honeymooners”, and grandmother Julia Crane was a dancer.
While working the Roseanne show, she attended Yale University, where she majored in art and photography, and graduated with honors.  She created and is the executive producer for the show, “The Talk”. 


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