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Murphy Brown's pregnancy in MURPHY BROWN is another classic example.

A very funny example was how hiding the pregnancy of the actress playing CC
Babcock in THE NANNY became a running gag in the show.


Jaap Kooijman
University of Amsterdam


"Goodwin-Kelly, Mary Kate" wrote:

> I am working on a paper in which I want to consider the history of
pregnancy
> in film and television representation-both the concealment of  actresses'
> pregnancies and the spectacular representations of actresses' OR their
> characters' pregnancies. Examples include Marge Gunderson's pregnancy in
> Fargo (I don't believe Frances McDormand was pregnant during the
production
> of this film though I'd be interested in anyone's ability to confirm or
> disprove my suspicion) and Lacey's pregnancy in Cagney and Lacey
(occasioned
> by Tyne Daly's actual pregnancy).  If anyone has examples of other TV or
> film scenarios that I might consider, I'd appreciate any suggestion.  Or
if
> you know of any research or scholarship that deals with this issue, I'd
> appreciate those suggestions as well.
>
> Thanks,
> Mary Kate Goodwin-Kelly
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