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Rhonda Shear (born November 12, 1954) is best known for her role as a host of the USA Network's 1980s and '90s weekend B-movie show, USA Up All Night. Rhonda made a guest appearance on Married... with Children as Brenda Kostrowski in the Season 5 episode "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?".

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From 1991 to 1998 (Over 450  episodes), she hosted in-studio and on-location segments that typically aired on Friday nights, replacing comedian Caroline Schlitt (the Friday night host for the show's first few years). She also occasionally hosted the show with her Saturday counterpart, Gilbert Gottfried, in addition to making cameos on his edition. Her trademark manner of speaking the show's title, by raising her voice an octave when saying the word "Up", became a catch phrase. Shear also briefly hosted a comedy program called Spotlight Cafe on WWOR-TV in Secaucus, NJ, hosted previously by comic Judy Tenuta.

In June 1991, Shear posed in Playboy magazine's Funny Girls pictorial. In October 1993, she appeared in her own Playboy pictorial titled "Rhonda Is Up All Night".

Rhonda also co-starred in numerous sitcoms from playing the Fonz's girlfriend on Happy Days to the sexy neighbor on MWC, before making her mark as a comedian. She then made her way into stand-up comedy, headlining as a successful comedian in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York, and eventually touring across the country with her popular "Comedy PJ Party", an on-stage slumber party with a number of comedic talents.

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