Facts of Life to Deadwood, Geri Jewell never let CP stop her! | Mr. Media® Interviews... ALL NEW!!! Actress and comedian Geri Jewell talks to me about her career, balancing cerebral palsy, being gay, and, oh yeah, renting a closet from the late comedian Robert Schimmel to live in! Top this conversation, Oprah! Enjoy and please share liberally!
Geri Jewell A Lesbian: 'Facts Of Life Star' Comes Out In Memoir
Most of us met Geri Jewell as "Cousin Geri" in "The Facts of Life" but, she's a comedienne, actor, author and more! She's our featured keynote speaker for the 2012 IndependenceFirst POWER DINNER on May 23rd.
According to disabled comedian Michael O'Comedy as he calls himself, The Comedians with Disabilities Act is returning to the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, and they're bringing some star power with them: special guest and disabled comedy pioneer Geri Jewell. The show will raise funds for L.A. City College's Office of Special Services. The night of differently-abled laughter will raise monies for programs that benefit LACC disabled students.
The Facts of Life - (1979-1988). Pictured: Charlotte Rae, Cloris Leachman, Geri Jewell, Kim Fields, Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn, Nancy McKeon. Partial Guest List: Frank Bonner, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Peter DeLuise, Joyce Bulifant, Charo, Ray Combs, Alan Campbell, JoAnn Willette, Jermaine Jackson, Eve Plumb, John Astin, Dick Van Patten, Mayim Bialik, Richard Moll, Bill Macy, David Spade, George Clooney, Billie Bird and Robert Mandan.
Geri Jewell is an award winning author, performer and motivational speaker who became the first person with a disability to be cast in a prime-time series, NBC’s The Facts of Life. She's considered a role model for millions of people with disabilities and LGBT youth. She is famous for her uncanny ability to captivate the hearts of her audiences by using humor to facilitate attitudinal change.