Roseanne Barr, an actress, comedian, writer, and producer had a hit show with the self titled "Roseanne". The show first aired in 1988 and lasted until 1997. The show centered around a working class family in Illinois trying to get by with a menial income. The show was also noted for a controversial lesbian kissing scene in 1993 and for showing marijuana use the same year. Yet, despite all the controversy and notoriety (please also see her singing the Star Spangled Anthem in 1990), the show was in the top five in its first six years running and number one in 1989-1990. Roseanne Barr also got critical acclaim as she won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in 1993.
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