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Rosie O'Donnell's One-Night-Only Show Raises $500,000 for The Actors Fund

Rosie O'Donnell
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Rosie O'Donnell attends the "Game Of Thrones" Season 8 NY Premiere on April 3, 2019 in New York City.

On Sunday (March 22), Rosie O'Donnell brought back her popular 90's talk show for one night only (in virtual form), with the goal of raising money for The Actors Fund amid the coronavirus crisis, which has led to Broadway cancelations through mid-April.

And the night was a success, as the show raised an incredible $500,000. "1/2 a million dollars for the actors fund - thank u everyone," O'Donnell shared on Twitter to celebrate the accomplishment.

According to Variety, O’Donnell contributed $100,000 of her own money to the fund, which helps people in arts in entertainment needing anything from financial assistance, counseling, insurance, addiction recovery, housing and more.

The live stream featured performances and appearances from entertainers at home, including Idina Menzel, Barry Manilow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Darren Criss, Gloria Estefan, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ben Platt, Jordin Sparks, Billy Porter Morgan Freeman, Neil Patrick Harris and many more.

See here for a link to donate to the cause, plus Jordan Fisher's performance of Dear Evan Hansen's "For Forever."

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