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Photos: Celebrating 20 years of Miss Foozie

Chicago, IL — Chicago's favorite pineapple, Miss Foozie, celebrated her 20th anniversary on Friday, April 7, at Charlie's Chicago, 3726 N. Broadway.

The renowned Chicagoan definitely is a local icon, as her resume shows her versatility: character artist, hostess, animal lover, activist, entertainer, show director, producer and more.

"It feels like just yesterday I was having my birthday party and Miss Foozie was created. I love Chicago, with so many wonderful people in our city," Miss Foozie told

Miss Foozie singled out performing with Mark Ruffalo, meeting Julie Newmar, hosting Milwaukee Pride Fest several times and doing a skit with Joan Rivers among her career highlights.  "Being on the radio was always fun, but the best time was when my mom was with me at the studio.  I did a few television appearances and (appeared) on several magazine covers.

"I have been very lucky and I know I have so many more memorable moments still to come."

What's been the key to her 20-year run?

Love, laughter and her fans, she said without hesitation.

Photos: Miss Foozie's 20th Anniversary Party
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