Judy Tenuta (born November 7, 1956 in Oak Park, Illinois) is an American entertainer, actress, comedienne, author, producer, and accordionist. One of nine siblings, Judy Lynn was born in 1956 into a huge Catholic family; to a Polish mother Joann, and an Italian father, Caesar, in Oak Park, Illinois. Her older brother, Danny, is a retired union electrician. She has a younger sister and several younger brothers, including Jim who had a career as a dancer and now has his own studio and Steve a major history channel buff. Judy gained notoriety as a wisecracking, accordion-wielding self-proclaimed 'Petite Flower and Love Goddess' during the golden age of character comedy in the mid '80s with such notable contemporaries as Sam Kinison and Steven Wright.
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