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Gilda Radner

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Gilda Radner

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Gilda Susan Radner (June 28, 1946 – May 20, 1989) was an American comedian, actress, and one of seven original cast members of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. In her routines, Radner specialized in broad and obnoxious parodies of television stereotypes, such as annoying advice specialists and news anchors. She also portrayed those characters in her successful one-woman show on Broadway in 1979.

Fact file

  • Born: Gilda Susan Radner June 28, 1946 Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
  • Died: May 20, 1989 (aged 42) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Ovarian cancer
  • Nationality: American
  • Alma mater: University of Michigan
  • Occupation: Comedian, actress
  • Years active: 1973–1989
  • Known for: Original cast member of Saturday Night Live
  • Spouse(s): G. E. Smith (m. 1980; div. 1982) Gene Wilder (m. 1984; her death 1989)
  • Awards: Emmy Award 1977 Saturday Night Live Grammy Award 1990 (posthumously)

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In the news

Remembering Gilda Radner
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2018-09-30 14:45:09
A new documentary, "Love, Gilda," explores the life and humor of improv star, comic actress and original "Saturday Night Live" cast member Gilda Radner, using rare home movies and audio recordings. And as CBS News chief medical correspondent Jon LaPook reports, Radner's response to the ovarian cancer that would claim ...

Review: 'Love, Gilda' is a warm remembrance of the 'Saturday Night Live' star
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-09-20 19:15:00
Arguably the most adorable — and adored — of “Saturday Night Live’s” cast members, the late Gilda Radner is the subject of the poignant “Love, Gilda,” a stirring valentine of a documentary by Lisa D’Apolito. Told extensively in the first person via newly-discovered audiotapes that formed the basis...

Gilda Radner is remembered in her own words in the documentary 'Love, Gilda'
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-09-18 19:40:00
With the aid of rare audio recordings, the late “Saturday Night Live” comic force Gilda Radner narrates the story of her life in the new documentary “Love, Gilda,” which opens Friday in Los Angeles. But it wasn’t easy initially for director Lisa D’Apolito to acquire these tapes, as well as ...

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