TV talk show host and advocate against breast implants whose show welcomed myriad eclectic guests from 1991 to 2003.
She once played the drums in a rock band.
Also a honorary chairperson for the Susan G. Komen Chicago Race for the Cure, she donated 100% of the proceeds from her two books to breast cancer research.
She was married to her first husband, Al Gambino, from 1970 until 1972. She then married Buz Wilburn in 1973 up until 1980.
Critics compared her show to Jerry Springer's as they were both daytime talk shows, though Springer's was cruder and more outlandish.