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Rosie O’Donnell was born Roseann O’Donnell in Commack, New York on March 21, 1962. After graduating high school, O’Donnell embarked on a comedy tour, resulting in content successful enough to win the television show, Star Search five times. In 1984, Rosie O’Donnell moved to Los Angeles with the prize money she won from Star Search, and scored her first role as the enigmatic Maggie O’Brien in NBC’s popular sitcom, Gimme a Break.