By James Gordon For Dailymail. Actress Fran Drescher has spoken of how she was able to help police catch the man who raped her during a home invasion thanks to her photographic memory. The year-old actress shared how two men were convicted and jailed after breaking into her house in Los Angeles, stealing her possessions and raping her and her friend at gunpoint when she was in her late 20s. Her husband at the time, Peter Jacobson, was also attacked, tied up and forced to witness the entire ordeal. Nanny star Fran Drescher, 62, has spoken about a horrific home invasion she endured more than 30 years ago that saw her raped at gunpoint. He was on parole. My girlfriend was there and she was raped too. I knew what he looked like and based off of that they were able to apprehend them,' Drescher explained.
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By Sameer Suri For Dailymail. Her brightly colorful ensembles were in the exact style that Fran would have worn in character as Fran Fine on The Nanny, which aired from to The Vogue videos began with an animated sequence that bore a distinct resemblance to The Nanny's opening credits. In it, an animated Dua was shown hopping the Atlantic from her native London to New York, then riding a train and traipsing into a Manhattan brownstone. As the 'sitcom' began, Dua traipsed into the elegant home in an Eckhaus Latta skirt suit in a shrieking yellow shade worthy of Fran Fine. She also took her best stab at the character's bubbly charm when she crowed: 'She's home! Specifically, she threw the coat onto the arms of a snobbish butler who was reminiscent of Niles, Daniel Davis' character on The Nanny.
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Sitting in a corner banquette at DB Bistro Moderne the other day, the actress Fran Drescher quite understandably eschewed the signature foie-gras-stuffed burger in favor of mixed greens and a small plate of pasta. Drescher, 48, in her inimitable Flushing honk. Drescher married her high-school sweetheart and moved to Los Angeles; had a memorable bit part in This Is Spinal Tap ; and created—along with her husband, Peter Jacobson—the monster television hit, The Nanny , which she starred in, executive-produced, co-wrote and sometimes directed, and which now is in syndication. There has also been another, less successful sitcom, Living with Fran , on the WB. Drescher and Mr. Jacobson divorced in ; she went on to write two New York Times best-sellers, Enter Whining and Cancer Schmancer , which frankly discussed being raped at gunpoint in her home, the painful split from her husband, her love affair with a man 16 years her junior, and her two-year, doctor battle with uterine cancer, which culminated in a radical hysterectomy. How scary could a Neil LaBute play be after all that? It brings in audiences, it brings in revenue, you know. She had decided not to bring her beloved chocolate Pomeranian, Esther, to meet The Observer , as she was concerned about giving the wrong impression.