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September 24, 2016

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Kathleen Mary “Kathy” Griffin is an American actress, stand-up comedian, television personality, best-selling author and a LGBT rights advocate.

Griffin first gained recognition for appearances on two episodes of Seinfeld, and then for her supporting role on the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan. She is now the star of the Bravo reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, for which she has won two Emmy Awards as executive producer. She has also worked as a voice artist and red carpet commentator, in addition to several other career pursuits. In 2008 and 2009 she was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.

Griffin was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in nearby Forest Park and later Oak Park.Her family is Irish Catholic;her mother, Margaret “Maggie” (nee Corbally; born 10 June 1920), was a hospital administrator; and her father, John Patrick Griffin, was an electronics store manager .She attended St. Bernadine’s Elementary School in Forest Park and Oak Park and River Forest High School, where she graduated in 1978.

After high school she attended Triton College in River Grove, Illinois, later dropping out. Griffin is the youngest of five children she has two older brothers, John and Gary, and an older sister, Joyce. Her other brother, Kenny, is deceased.

In her 2009 autobiography Official Book Club Selection, Griffin went on the record for the first time about her brother Kenny’s troubled life. Detailing his history of drug abuse and domestic violence, she also discussed how, though he was never prosecuted, she believes he was a child molester.

Many of his female companions later admitted that he abused them. She also states that, when she was eight years old, he would climb into bed with her and cuddle, whispering “sweet nothings” to her (though he never actually molested her). After being told of his inappropriate contact with minors, Griffin chose to end her relationship with her brother.

In the autobiography, Griffin goes on to explain the impact this decision had on her life. Other members of Griffin family refused to believe he was a child molester, which caused a rift in the family. Many years later, Griffin’s father, while speaking on the telephone to Kenny who was imprisoned confronted him about the issue. Rather than deny or confirm, Kenny simply stated “I do what I do.”

This ended the family argument on the issue. Griffin stated that, many years later, she actually passed Kenny standing on a road with a cardboard sign begging for money. It struck her that his sign stated simply “Need food” rather than the commonly seen “Will Work For Food”, and it influenced her well-known work ethic for the rest of her life. After living on the street, he eventually returned home to his parents and died in his mother’s arms while waiting for an ambulance.

Kathy Griffin served as the unofficial guest co-host of The View from May 2007 to September 2007. Griffin was considered to join the panel of The View in fall 2007 as a replacement for departing panelist Rosie O’Donnell. Despite running jokes in her act about Executive Producer Barbara Walters not liking her, Griffin co-hosted the show many times after O’Donnell left in May 2007. Whoopi Goldberg was ultimately selected as a permanent replacement.

On 10 September 2007, Sherri Shepherd took over the remaining co-host spot, vacant since Star Jones’ departure. Bill Zwecker of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that a source tells him that The View was having second thoughts about hiring Shepherd over Griffin, although both The View and Walters’ spokespersons deny this. Walters has stated that she was worried about hiring another loose cannon after the troubles with O’Donnell.

Griffin recently divulged in her stand-up that she is now banned from The View after talking about the gig on her televised comedy special, Kathy Griffin: Straight to Hell. While declining to discuss the ban on Access Hollywood, during the filming of an episode for My Life on the D-List with former View co-host/moderator Rosie O’Donnell, Griffin did talk about the ban, specifically targeting View executive producer Bill Geddie.

Griffin has also been mentioned as a possible replacement for Walters in the event she departs the show. As of August 2009, Griffin has been un-banned from The View and was a guest on September 18, 2009, and 15 June 2010.

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