Mother Love (entertainer)
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Mother Love
Jo Anne Hart

(1953-12-29) December 29, 1953 (age 67)
OccupationTelevision Show Host, Radio Show Host, Author, Actress
Years active1977-present
Kennedy Rogers
(m. 1972)

Jo Anne Hart (born December 29, 1953) better known by her stage name Mother Love is an American author, actress and humorist.

Hart was born one of six siblings and grew up in a Cleveland, Ohio, housing project.[1] Her first job was as a school bus driver.[2][3] 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.[4][5][6] In addition, she hosted radio shows in Los Angeles on KLSX, KBIG, KACE-FM, and a show on KFI.[7] She appeared in Volcano, Mr. Nanny and 11 other films.

Mother Love is the author of three books: Listen Up Girlfriends;[8]Forgive or Forget: Never Underestimate the Power of Forgiveness;[9] and Half the Mother Twice the Love: My Journey to Better Health with Diabetes. She was a co-host for dLife,[10] which was seen Sundays on CNBC from 2005 to 2013. She is a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) "I Decide to Fight Diabetes" Campaign[11] and was tapped to be spokesperson for the ADA's new "Choose to Live" program. She is a previous spokesperson for Glucerna snacks, shakes and cereals.[] Mother Love traveled the country with Novo Nordisk, Inc.,[11] sponsoring her "Mother Love Presents Diabetes Awareness" tour.[]


  1. ^ Smith, Austin (May 7, 1999). "A SPECIAL LOVE THAT MADE MOTHER'S DAY: 'FORGIVE OR FORGET' STAR HAD CHANGE OF HART". New York Post. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ Higbie, Andrea (December 27, 1998). "SIGNOFF; Who's Sorry Now? Just About Everybody". The New York Times. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ People staff (October 18, 1999). "Picks and Pans Review: Forgive or Forget". People. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ Steiner, Andy (March-April 1999). "'Forgive or Forget' Taps Into Our Universal Yearnings". Utne Reader. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ Kaplan, Don (November 30, 1999). "IT'S A GIVENS AS ; LOVE LEAVES". New York Post. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ Smith, Austin (January 12, 2000). "MOTHER LOVE NOT IN FOR-GIVENS MOOD". New York Post. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ Puig, Claudia (November 6, 1990). "RADIO". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ "Nonfiction Book Review: Listen Up Girlfriends". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2020.
  9. ^ "Nonfiction Book Review: Forgive or Forget: Never Underestimate the Power of Forgiveness". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ Wheeler, Sheba R. (October 1, 2011). "Mother Love preaches diabetes gospel from her heart". The Denver Post. Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ a b Williams Adams, Robin (June 26, 2008). "TV Host To Speak on Diabetes". The Ledger. Retrieved 2020.

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