Francine Joy Drescher, Fran as she is called, is an American film and television actress, comedian, producer, and activist. She is best known for her role as Fran Fine in the hit TV series, The Nanny, her nasal voice and thick New York accent. Fran attended Hillcrest High School in New York. Her first break was in the unforgettable movie, Saturday Night Fever (1977) with John Travolta. Fran is a cancer survivor and an inspiration to women everywhere. On June 21, 2007, the seventh anniversary of her operation, Drescher announced the national launch of the Cancer Schmancer Movement, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all women's cancers be diagnosed while in Stage 1, the most curable stage. She celebrated her tenth year of wellness on June 21, 2010. Her goal is to live in a time when women's mortality rates drop as their health care improves and early cancer detection increases.