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Old 11-18-2011, 09:01 AM   #1
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Icon15 Former 'Grace Under Fire' Star Brett Butler Reveals She Is Homeless!

Brett Butler starred in a successful ABC sitcom for five years, so many people might be surprised to learn that the Grace Under Fire actress is now homeless.

The actress, a two-time Golden Globe nominee her role in the 1993-98 comedy series, struggled with substance abuse while starring on the show, which was in the top 10 for two seasons. The Chuck Lorre-created show was canceled in 1998 after she was asked to leave the set because of her drug use.

"I almost died like Michael Jackson. ... I was dying of addiction," she said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight's Nancy O'Dell.

"I did everything but crack and needles pretty much," she added. "I had a variety of things given to me by doctor, and other things. I'm not doing it to be coy, but I'm not going to go through what I did. I did it 'til the wheels came off."

She went in and out of rehab, and after the show was canceled, she moved out of her L.A. mansion to a farm in Georgia, where she lived with 15 pets, but she soon ran out of money and found herself in a homeless shelter.

She said she regrets the way she acted while at the height of her career and hopes that people will forgive her for "making someone's day miserable over the choice of a word in a 22-minute show. A lot of times, I'd be an ass and didn't even think I was. Like, I'd call my managers and go, 'There's a while limo out here for an awards show,' and he'd say, 'Don't get in it,'" she said. "And he should have said, 'You ungrateful cracker, go get in the car. Go to the show, and they'll drop you out back.'"

She's now making an attempt at a comeback, developing a reality TV show about her self-professed psychic abilities and performing this weekend at the Downtown Comedy Club in Los Angeles.

"I really feel like an old dog, though," she said. "It's almost lke I was a horse that ran in the derby once. The kids are coming up and going, 'Are you still doing this?' I think it's something to do with me living through it."

Still, she's trying to remain optimistic.

"I don't think about what I survived," she said. "I hope I forgive, I hope I'm forgiven, and I'm just really glad that I think things are funny and there's no end to that."

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...r-brett-263299

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Brett Butler starred in a successful ABC sitcom for five years, so many people might be surprised to learn that the Grace Under Fire actress is now homeless.

The actress, a two-time Golden Globe nominee her role in the 1993-98 comedy series, struggled with substance abuse while starring on the show, which was in the top 10 for two seasons. The Chuck Lorre-created show was canceled in 1998 after she was asked to leave the set because of her drug use.

"I almost died like Michael Jackson. ... I was dying of addiction," she said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight's Nancy O'Dell.

"I did everything but crack and needles pretty much," she added. "I had a variety of things given to me by doctor, and other things. I'm not doing it to be coy, but I'm not going to go through what I did. I did it 'til the wheels came off."

She went in and out of rehab, and after the show was canceled, she moved out of her L.A. mansion to a farm in Georgia, where she lived with 15 pets, but she soon ran out of money and found herself in a homeless shelter.

She said she regrets the way she acted while at the height of her career and hopes that people will forgive her for "making someone's day miserable over the choice of a word in a 22-minute show. A lot of times, I'd be an ass and didn't even think I was. Like, I'd call my managers and go, 'There's a while limo out here for an awards show,' and he'd say, 'Don't get in it,'" she said. "And he should have said, 'You ungrateful cracker, go get in the car. Go to the show, and they'll drop you out back.'"

She's now making an attempt at a comeback, developing a reality TV show about her self-professed psychic abilities and performing this weekend at the Downtown Comedy Club in Los Angeles.

"I really feel like an old dog, though," she said. "It's almost lke I was a horse that ran in the derby once. The kids are coming up and going, 'Are you still doing this?' I think it's something to do with me living through it."

Still, she's trying to remain optimistic.

"I don't think about what I survived," she said. "I hope I forgive, I hope I'm forgiven, and I'm just really glad that I think things are funny and there's no end to that."

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...r-brett-263299


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So sad, drugs & booze will really mess up a person's life.
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Definitely a sad, cautionary tale. Brett could have had the world, as she co-created Grace Under Fire. If she had kept it together, the show certainly would have gone on for another few seasons and then she could have made millions from a syndication deal.
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I don't really believe it I remember she was really hard to deal with the networks and possibly now can't get roles because of it. She was paid well, probably trying to get publicity. I doubt she is bankrupt, maybe only have a few Millions in something, these Celebrities always go to the extreme saying they homeless then you find they have 80 million dollars in things they have but it's tied up.
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Definitely a sad, cautionary tale. Brett could have had the world, as she co-created Grace Under Fire. If she had kept it together, the show certainly would have gone on for another few seasons and then she could have made millions from a syndication deal.
Rubbish the series Run for 112 episodes so it goes in syndication deal, so she be getting royalty. The Series was from the 90 not the 60s also so their Managers would have secured good deals for them. The problem is the show doesn't rate and is one of these shows that look outdated today. The star of the show to me was Dave Thomas and his Dad on it Tom Poston that made it funny.
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I loved the show. It's not too dated. You team it up with "Roseanne" and it would be just fine. She caused people to leave the show. She was off her rocker back in the day.
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The show isn't dated. The first 3 seasons were great. The last 2 weren't as good. I think that's what hurts the show in syndication. Brett was on top of the world and she blew it. I wish her only the best right now.
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Rubbish the series Run for 112 episodes so it goes in syndication deal, so she be getting royalty. The Series was from the 90 not the 60s also so their Managers would have secured good deals for them. The problem is the show doesn't rate and is one of these shows that look outdated today. The star of the show to me was Dave Thomas and his Dad on it Tom Poston that made it funny.


You definitely don't have any right to call what I said rubbish, thank you very much...
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That is really sad.I loved this show and thought it was hillarious.She was a great actor and comedian.I hope she gets her act together.I would of never suspected this from her charecthor.
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That is really sad.I loved this show and thought it was hillarious.She was a great actor and comedian.I hope she gets her act together.I would of never suspected this from her charecthor.
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I don't really believe it I remember she was really hard to deal with the networks and possibly now can't get roles because of it. She was paid well, probably trying to get publicity. I doubt she is bankrupt, maybe only have a few Millions in something, these Celebrities always go to the extreme saying they homeless then you find they have 80 million dollars in things they have but it's tied up.
If you go on goggle it says she's homeless.
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So very sad. She had/has so much comedic talent. It's terrible that she let drugs get in the way of her dreams, and that she's still paying the price 15+ years later.

Brett was one celebrity who came to the town where I lived, back in 1998, when she was at the height of her fame, and she was very funny and nice. I wish her the best of luck getting her back on her feet.
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