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Miss Richfield

Miss Richfield wearing rainbow dress, platform heals, a black wig with colorful bowtie above white, thick-rimmed glasses seated on a red tricycle scooter on a gravel driveway.

Miss Richfield, Entertainer. Circa 1981. Photo courtesy of Miss Richfield.

Dedicating life to Richfield, Minnesota’s friendly citizens and responsible merchants, “where butter is a spice and gravy is a beverage,” Miss Richfield 1981 is one of America’s national treasures. Miss Richfield is a Midwestern maven who wins over theater audiences around the country with an interactive format that combines homespun warmth and edgy improv, leaving audiences in hysterics. Miss Richfield’s national appeal includes riotous appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Today” on NBC, “Cake Boss” on TLC and “Watch What Happens Live” on Bravo.

Currently, Miss Richfield is part of the “Talk Show The Game Show” cast on TruTV and a television spokesperson for travel company Orbitz. Additionally, Miss Richfield serves as a national brand ambassador for the City of Palm Springs.

Miss Richfield’s live performances have received critical acclaim, with The New York Post declaring Miss Richfield 1981 “the must-see act in Provincetown” and Twincities.com noting, “In these divided times, Miss R is tonic—and gin—for the soul.” Miss Richfield has sold out venues in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Atlanta, South Florida and Minneapolis. In addition to selling out venues, Miss Richfield continues to fill the Pilgrim House in Provincetown, Mass., nightly each summer and tours with Atlantis Events cruise ships and resorts.

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