Gilda Radner

Comedian / Stage Actress / Television Actress / Film Actress / Screenwriter / Voice Actress | * 06/28/1946 († 42, 05/20/1989) | Detroit, Michigan, United States
Gilda Susan Radner (June 28, 1946 – May 20, 1989) was an American comedian and actress who was one of the seven original cast members for the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL). In her routines, Radner specialized in parodies of television stereotypes, such as advice specialists and news anchors, and in 1977, she won an Emmy Award for her performances on the show. She also portrayed those characters in her highly successful one-woman show on Broadway in 1979. Radner's SNL work established her as an iconic figure in the history of American comedy. She died from ovarian cancer in 1989. Her autobiography dealt frankly with her life, work, and personal struggles, including those with the illness. Her widower, Gene Wilder, carried out her personal wish that information about her illness would help other cancer victims, founding and inspiring organizations that emphasize early diagnosis, hereditary factors and support for cancer victims. She was posthumously awarded a Grammy Award in 1990. Radner was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame in 1992; and she posthumously received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Kids & Family | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Gilda Radner

Primetime Emmy Award Michigan Women's Hall of Fame Emmy Award Cableace Award

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Movies with Gilda Radner as Actress(21)

as Herself (archive footage)2018 Love, Gilda
as Herself / Actrice (archive footage)2015 Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon
as Emily Litella / Various (archive footage)2010 The Women of SNL
as Herself (archive footage)1999 Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary
as Herself (archive footage)1989 Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary
as Vickie Pearl1986 Haunted Honeymoon
as Livia Machado1985 Movers & Shakers
as Ms. Milner1984 The Woman in Red
as herself1982 It Came from Hollywood
as Kate Hellman1982 Hanky Panky
as Barbra Warblers1980 Animalympics
as Gloria Link1980 First Family
as herself1980 Gilda Live
as herself1979 Mr. Mike's Mondo Video
as Mrs. Emily Pules1978 The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash
as Witch (The Fairy Godmother)1978 Witch's Night Out
as Nicely / Malicious / Narrator (voice)1974 The Gift of Winter
as Nichiren Shoshu Member1973 The Last Detail

TV Shows/Series with Gilda Radner as Actress(3)

Movies with Gilda Radner as Crew(1)

Writing/Writer1980 Gilda Live

TV Shows/Series with Gilda Radner as Crew(1)

Writing/Writer1975 Saturday Night Live

Full Name: Gilda Radner
Born: Friday, 06/28 1946 (June) in Detroit
Died: Saturday, 05/20 1989 (May) in Los Angeles (aged: 42)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Educated at: University of Michigan
Spouses (current/former): Gene Wilder, G. E. Smith
Gilda Radner frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (29x, Actor)
Lorne Michaels (13x, Crew)
Bill Murray (9x, Actor)
Dan Aykroyd (8x, Actor)
Gene Wilder (8x, Actor)
Laraine Newman (7x, Actress)
John Leach (7x, Cast)
Jane Curtin (6x, Actress)
Chevy Chase (6x, Actor)
Nasim Pedrad (6x, Actress)
Scarlett Johansson (5x, Actress)
Tom Hanks (5x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:307522, Added: 08/13/2018, Last updated: 01/06/2020