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Judy Tenuta, brash 'Goddess of Love' standup comedian, dies at 72

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Judy Tenuta, a brash standup comic who cheekily styled herself as the 

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"Goddess of Love" and toured with George Carlin as she built her career in 

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the 1980s' golden age of comedy, has died. She was 72 Tenuta died Thursday 

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afternoon at home in Los Angeles, with her family around her, publicist Roger 

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Neal told the Associated Press. The cause of death was ovarian cancer.

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" She was a very funny, amazing performer," Neal said, and it was always a "happy time to be around her.      

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Her heart-shaped face, topped by bouffant hair with a flower accent 

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conveyed an impression of sweet innocence that was quickly shattered by her loud, gravelly delivery and acidic humor 

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expletives included. The accordion she made part of her act was "an instrument of love and submission