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Barry Humphries as "Dame Edna."

Dame Edna Everage. Dame Edna describes herself as a housewife, megastar, investigative journalist, chanteuse, swami and polymath. She's become a media star in England and Australia, and has just written her memoir, called "My Gorgeous Life: The Life, The Loves, The Legend" (published by Simon and Schuster). Dame Edna, in case you didn't know, is a fictitious creation, the alter-ego of Australian comic Barry Humphries.

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Other segments from the episode on March 2, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 2, 1992: Interview with Hodding Carter; Interview with "Dame Edna Everage"; Commentary on the KGB.

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