Jo Anne Hart
December 29, 1953
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
|Occupation||Television Show Host, Radio Show Host, Author, Actress|
Kennedy Rogers (m. 1972)
Jo Anne Hart (born December 29, 1953) better known by her stage name Mother Love is an American author, actress, motivational speaker and humorist.
She began her career in stand-up comedy in Columbus, Ohio. From 1998 to 2000 Mother Love was the original host of syndicated television's Forgive or Forget. In addition, she hosted radio shows in Los Angeles on KLSX-FM, KBIG, KACE-FM, and a show on KFI. She appeared in Volcano, Mr. Nanny and 11 other films. Since May 2010 she hosts The Mother Love Show Monday through Friday, and travels the country with her diabetes awareness program, "Making Your PHD".
Mother Love is the author of three books: Listen Up Girlfriends; Forgive or Forget: Never Underestimate the Power of Forgiveness; and Half the Mother Twice the Love: My Journey to Better Health with Diabetes (October 2006). She was a co-host for dLife, seen Sundays on CNBC. She is an active volunteer with the American Diabetes Association for many years; is a spokesperson for the ADA's "I Decide to Fight Diabetes" Campaign, doing over 200 radio interviews and TV appearances reaching over 9 million people; was tapped to be spokesperson for the ADA's new "Choose to Live" program. She is a new Research Ambassador with ADA for 2010 and beyond. She is a previous spokesperson for Glucerna snacks, shakes and cereals. Mother Love traveled the country with Novo Nordisk, Inc., sponsoring her "Mother Love Presents Diabetes Awareness" Bus & Truck Tour. She is a motivational speaker on many family and women's issues. She is the recipient of many humanitarian awards for her work with diabetes awareness, community and philanthropic services. She is also a member of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority since 1974 and was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2012.
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