Renée Taylor’s My Life on A Diet looks back on a life full of memorable roles in Hollywood and on Broadway, and just as many fad diets. A self-described “diet junkie,” Taylor dishes out juicy anecdotes about—and weight loss tips from—Hollywood legends such as Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, Barbra Streisand, Marlon Brando and Cary Grant. By sharing her highs and lows—on and off the scale—as only she could, Renée Taylor proves how the ability to laugh will get you through it all.
Renée Taylor is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actress and writer. She is known for playing Fran Drescher’s outspoken mother, Sylvia Fine, on the TV series The Nanny. In 2016, Taylor starred in the Netflix movie The Do-Over with Adam Sandler and in the TV show Rock in a Hard Place. She last appeared at the North Shore Center with her late husband Joseph Bologna in 2005 in their Broadway play It Had to Be You.
“There is something spicy going on… This lighthearted look at Taylor’s
self-image and her quest for love…is a fascinating evocation of a woman
with a weak body image and a strong sense of humor. A veritable
depository of old-fashioned zingers…one-liners and well-timed pauses.
—The New York Times