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Rachel Bloom: “Crazy” Star Rises Over West Covina

The success of the CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend can be attributed to its irrepressible star and creator Rachel Bloom. The writer-singer-actress grew up in Manhattan Beach, studied musical theater at NYU and rose to prominence with hilarious musical parodies on YouTube. In a sign of the times, she parlayed her internet stardom into one of this year’s most thoroughly original network shows, a comedy that is clever, cutting, feminist and endearing. The HFPA’s Katherine Tulich recently spoke to the budding hyphenate star about her breakout hit, her music, and of course West Covina…

Luca Celada