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Before wrangling talented kids on Little Big Shots, Steve Harvey was just trying to make ends meet – by any means possible.
Now a millionaire and television regular, Harvey tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story that he was homeless for three years and once resorted to theft in order to survive.
"It was crushing," says the star, 59. "I realized, 'You're on your own. You have nothing or no one.' All I knew was that I could make people laugh."
Where do I come from?
It's a question many Americans ask themselves and for which few have an in-depth answer. For African Americans, that question can be particularly difficult, given the Antebellum practice of forcibly stripping millions of slaves of their pre-American identity and history.
But after working on Roots, the History channel's reboot of the epic 1977 miniseries, based on Alex Haley's novel about his African ancestor Kunta Kinte being sold into slavery, executive producer LeVar Burton and star Malachi Kirby decided to do some digging.
Beth Howland, who played the accident-prone waitress Vera Gorman on the '70s and '80s sitcom Alice, has died at the age of 74.
Howland died on Dec. 31, 2015, in Santa Monica, California, after a battle with lung cancer, husband Charles Kimbrough told the New York Times, noting that his wife did not want a memorial or funeral service.
"It was the Boston side of her personality coming out," Kimbrough said. "She didn't want to make a fuss."