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Michaels at the 2010 Time 100 Gala.

Source: Wikipedia

Lorne Michaels, CM (born Lorne Lipowitz; November 17, 1944) is a Canadian-American television producer, writer, comedian, and actor, best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live, the Late Night series (since 1993), and The Tonight Show (since 2014).

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  • Birth name: Lorne Lipowitz
  • Born: November 17, 1944 (age 70) Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Medium: Film, television
  • Years active: 1968–present
  • Spouse: Rosie Shuster (1973–1980; divorced) Susan Forristal (1981–1987; divorced) Alice Barry (1991–present)
  • Children: 3
  • Notable works and roles: Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers
  • Website: www.lornemichaels.com

Read more about Lorne Michaels at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Can 'SNL' prevent another Shane Gillis-style firing? Vetting can be 'triggering,' NBC says
USA Today TV, 2020-01-11 19:37:42
NBC Chair Paul Telegdy praised Lorne Michaels for firing 'Saturday Night Live' cast member Shane Gillis, but warned about "vetting" comedians.       

Variety, 2019-09-18 00:11:58
“Saturday Night Live” was looking to shake things up with the casting of Shane Gillis — and it did, albeit unintentionally. According to sources, the long-running NBC comedy show and series mastermind Lorne Michaels were actively looking to cast a comedian for its new season who would appeal to more ...

Variety, 2019-09-16 20:03:35
“Saturday Night Live” is officially cutting ties with Shane Gillis. “After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining ‘SNL,'” an “SNL” spokesperson on behalf of Lorne Michaels said in a statement. “We want SNL to have a variety of voices and points of view ...

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