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Ricki Lake

talk-show host, actress
Born: 9/21/1968
Birthplace: New York City

Talk-show host and actress who appeared in John Waters's cult films Hairspray (1988) and Cry-Baby (1990) before gaining fame as the formerly rotund princess of daytime talk. Other films include Serial Mom (1994), Mrs. Winterbourne (1996) and Cecil B. DeMented (2000, another John Waters film.)


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  • Cabin Boy - Starring Chris Elliott, Ritch Brinkley, James Gammon, Ricki Lake, Brian Doyle-Murray

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