Oak Park native Kathy Griffin wins Grammy

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By Ashley Lisenby

Digital Editor

Oak Park native Kathy Griffin won her first Grammy Sunday for best comedy album. Griffin is the third woman, after Whoopi Goldberg and Lily Tomlin, to win the award. 

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Fellow Oak Parker from Oak park  

Posted: January 29th, 2014 11:21 AM

Unless she skipped a bunch of grades, Kathy Griffin is not 50 years old. I graduated with her from OPRF in 1978. She's at least 53.

Congrats Kathy from Saint Bernadine  

Posted: January 28th, 2014 9:40 PM

Say what you will the Justin Beber joke is funnty.

Knew her from way back from Oak Park  

Posted: January 28th, 2014 6:41 PM

Gizmodog, well said. Like Oprah, everything has happened to this shank. She accused her deceased brother of molesting her. It is difficult to defend yourself when you are dead. A mega ego maniac with the talent of a goldfish. Yuck.

Bill D  

Posted: January 28th, 2014 6:39 PM

Well, just maybe, Gizmodog, your being ten years older than Kathy G. played a part in the difference in your perceptions? Don't you think it's a tad arrogant on your part to presume to have any say whatsoever in what a six/seven year saw while watching TV back then? And are you male? Because I'm thinking 17 year old boys and seven year old girls just may have a different take on most things.


Posted: January 28th, 2014 5:37 PM

I saw Ms. Griffiin in a documentary on "Moms Mabley", saying that she saw the comedienne on the Smothers' Brothers show and was inspired to become one herself. Ms. Griffin is now 50, so she saw Moms on TV when she was about 6 or 7 and was enthralled by Moms. I don't buy it. I'm 10 years older and remember watching the Smothers Brother, and thinking Moms was comical but weird. No way Ms. Griffin remembers as much as she claims, I guess that is part of her underwhelming act.

OPRFFB Letterman 1964 from River Forest  

Posted: January 27th, 2014 4:42 PM

Ms. B list being awarded a Grammy is proof of how worthless the award is. Griffin is without a doubt the most untalented person in Hollywood. Her brother who recently passed away was a stand up guy and a very fine attorney. Difficult to believe they are from the same parents. Perhaps she was left on the door step.

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