Saget's own sister, Gay, had died from the disease in 1994.On television, Saget remained the humorous, but mild manner host of for two more years, signing off in 1997. The short-lived comedy series featured Saget as the widowed father of two teenage girls.Just days later, the actor took a trip with his girlfriend — she describes herself as a “Blonde Sicilian Chicago/LA gal” on her Instagram — to an “undisclosed” location in celebration of her birthday.“Headed to an undisclosed vacation for the birthday celebration of my girlfriend Kelly aka @eattravelrock ~ FYI– We’re not on a bus,” Saget captioned the image on the photo and video-sharing app.The premise of the show was that his brother-in-law Jesse (John Stamos) and his friend Joey (Dave Coulier) move in with his family. While critics weren't thrilled with the show, audiences loved it.The series reached the top 20 soon after it premiered on ABC in the fall of 1987.His comic skills emerged at an early age, winning kisses from girls in kindergarten for making them laugh.Around the age of 9, Saget started making movies with a Super 8 camera. But his grades were lackluster and got even worse when the family moved from Philadelphia to Encino, California, while he was a teenager.
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