Comedian from Tuskegee, Alabama
. Executive Producer
of Grace Under Fire
. Her autobiography
"Knee Deep in Paradise
" details her eventful past, including alcoholism
, drug abuse
, and an abusive husband
. Basically the staples
for any Hollywood
star. I don't know how many years her show was on, but it eventually got cancelled, and I believe I saw Ms. Butler in Wal Mart
the other day, wearing a blue smock
Point of Interest: Brett is named after Lady Brett Ashley in the Hemmingway classic: The Sun Also Rises.
"If I guess that I had at least three drinks a day from the age of sixteen to twenty-six, when I had my last one, that's almost eleven thousand drinks. When I surmise that I was very drunk over half of those days, I can't believe I have enough brain cells left to perform simple addition."