In 1993, “The nanny” came to television, also known in Latin America as “La nana” or “La niñera”, a CBS sitcom starring and created by Fran Drescher and her then-husband Peter Marc Jacobson.
Possessor of one of the most peculiar laughs on international TV, Drescher has stolen the attention of fans of the series days ago, after announcing that he is preparing an upcoming sequel film to the story. Until this materializes, on his 65th birthday we will remember part of his life and how success did not always smile at him, but he fought for it.
The book that exposed the story of Fran Drescher
In 1997, and at the height of “The nanny”, Drescher launched “Enter whining”, a book where she recounts her life and passages that led her to be the international star that she is.
After making herself known in the movie “Saturday Night Fever” (1975), where she shared scenes and dances with John Travolta, the interpreter was part of several other productions. But everything changed one day in the house she shared with her then-husband Peter Marc Jacobson.
In 1995, while the couple was at home with a friend, two burglars broke in. While one stole everything he could, the other sexually assaulted the two women. Before committing the crime, he subdued Jacobson and gagged him so that he could not come to his defense.
“It took me about 10 years to be able to talk about what happened. After publishing the book, several women, and men, approached me to talk about that chapter. They identified with me by telling me that it happened to them too and that my experience helped them get ahead. You will never be like before, but we must transform pain into a life purpose,” the interpreter told Australia’s “Studio 10” program in 2017.
After surviving a sexual assault, ten years after the event, Fran Drescher had to face a new challenge: She was diagnosed with uterine cancer and had to undergo a hysterectomy.
“For years I dealt with the pain of what happened in 1995, but my body decided to create this illness to deal with this feeling again. I don’t wish cancer on anyone, but now I see it as something I was able to get through,” he told Studio 10.
It is at this time that he launches his second book, “Cancer schmancer”, with the purpose of disseminating the correct care that should be given to patients who have been diagnosed with cancer or are in the first symptoms.
Although she achieved her worldwide success with the character of “La nana”, Fran Drescher has not been able to repeat a role as famous as the one she played in 1993. Since then she has had several roles in film and television. She even reteamed with her ex-partner, Peter Marc Jacobson, in the series “Happily divorced”, which aired in 2011 on TV Land.
Along with her work as an actress, she has used her fame to help women’s organizations that work for the early detection of cancer.
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