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Happily Divorced

Renee Taylor

TV Land welcomes Renée Taylor back to the cast of Happily Divorced in the role of Marilyn, Dori's (Rita Moreno) friend from the old-neighborhood, and present-day neighbor.

Renée Taylor was born on March 19, 1933 in the Bronx, New York. She got her start in the New York City comedy scene in the early 60's at the nightclub Bon Soir, where a then unknown Barbara Streisand was her opening act. In 1965 Taylor married Joseph Bologna, and the two co-wrote the Broadway hit comedy Lovers and Other Strangers. They later adapted the stage play for film, and their efforts won them an Oscar nomination in 1970. Taylor and Bologna proceeded to write, and their screenplay Made For Each Other received a Writer's Guild of America Award nomination for Best Comedy.

Taylor continued to appear in television and film, but her most notable role came in 1992 when she appeared as Fran Drescher's well-intentioned yet overbearing mother Sylvia Fine on The Nanny. After appearing in several episodes, Taylor was quickly upgraded from guest star to full-fledged cast member. Meanwhile, Bologna made his own guest appearance on The Nanny as hotheaded actor Allan Beck.

In recent years Renée has enjoyed a slew of guest roles on television. She has been featured on How I Met Your Mother, Law and Order: Special Victim's Unit, 2 Broke Girls, and lent her voice to the animated hit Ice Age.

Taylor and Bologna have a son, Gabriel, who is also an actor.

Happily Divorced TV Schedule

Tuesday
July 15
5:30am
Adventure Man
When Fran believes that a rugged, outdoorsy man is her soulmate, Peter and her family are skeptical. However, a weekend camping trip with him gives Fran the chance to prove them wrong… or right.
TV-PG
Wednesday
July 16
5:30am
Time in a Bottle
Fran jogs everyone’s memory about what it was, after eighteen years of marriage, that finally gave Peter the courage to come out two years ago. In the process, however, she realizes that some stones are best left unturned.
TV-PG
Thursday
July 17
5:30am
Mother's Day
When Fran forgets to make Mother’s Day brunch reservations, an old friend suggests she make it up to her mother by spending a day having fun with her. But Fran quickly realizes that her mother’s idea of “fun” is very different from her own. guest star: Rosie O'Donnell
TV-PG