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Fran Drescher with her “Nanny” co-creator and gay ex-husband, Peter Marc Jacobson. | JAG ENTERTAINMENT On June 19, Fran Drescher, of “The Nanny” and “Happily Divorced” TV fame, played host to a Hornblower Cruise dinner gala in support of her Cancer Schmancer Foundation. Drescher, a longtime LGBTQ rights advocate, is also a survivor of ut...
1:03 PM PDT 7/17/2017 by Alex Cramer, Hollywood Reporter Todd Williamson/Getty Images Sherry Lansing (left) and Fran Drescher Honorary event chairs Sherry Lansing, Phil Rosenthal and Bill Chait were onhand at the annual foodie-favorite event held on the Sony lot. The Sony lot was transformed into a gourmet garden party on Sun...
By Kim Devore / Entertainment Editor   May 20, 2017         Photo courtesy Roma Downey Malibu’s Roma Downey, hubby Mark Burnett and family take a much-deserved family vacation overseas.       ​ROMA’S FAMILY VACAY Malibu beauty Roma Downey...
MAY 17, 2017

The star of TV’s Nanny and Broadway’s Cinderella will sing to fight cancer. 

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Morty Drescher, Fran Drescher and Sylvia Drescher Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

TV and Broadway star Fran Drescher will be the singing first mate on her latest cabaret cruise aboard the Hornblower Infinity as evening falls on June 19.

The cruise is organized as a fundraiser for Drescher’s charity, Cancer Schmancer, which is dedicated to early detection and prevention of the disease and advocacy for patients. Drescher, who began her career as a standup comedian, starred in the TV series The Nanny, and made her Broadway debut in 2014 as Madame in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. This cruise is the third she’s hosted.

Among Drescher’s Broadway guests on the cruise will be the Tony-nominated sisters Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway, Jennifer Simard (Hello, Dolly!), Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music), Jason Graae (Forbidden Hollywood), Stephanie Gibson (Cinderella), Nathan Lucrezio (Cinderella), Alex Rybeck (Grand Hotel), Von Smith (American Idol), Lucia Spina (Kinky Boots), Peter Marc Jacobson, Will and Anthony Nunziata, and Randy Roberts.

The cruise will board at 6 PM from the slip at 353 West Street in Manhattan before returning at 9 PM.

Tickets, which cost $500 (including cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, entertainment, the boat ride, and a photo of each guest with Drescher), can be ordered at

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By Markos Papadatos     New York - On May 3, the Queens College GALA took place at Gustavino's in New York City, where they honored Emmy-nominated actress Fran Drescher, and two other inspirational women: philanthropist Muriel Sapir Greenblatt and veteran educator Evelyn M. Strauch. The event was hosted by award-winnin...