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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 11 April 1939New York City, New York, USA
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

The daughter of tax specialist S. J. Lasser, comedy actress Louise Lasser must have started off lightening things up considerably in her own household. She first won notice singing in Greenwich Village dives, improvisational revues and on Broadway in the early 1960s. Probably best known as the second Mrs. Woody Allen, Louise appeared with the comic master in several of his inaugural film romps -- particularly Take the Money and Run (1969), Bananas (1971), and Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972). Following the end of their three-year marriage, she struck out on her own and appeared to good advantage in Slither (1973) and the dark comedy mini-movie Isn't It Shocking? (1973). She hit cult status as the titular pig-tailed heroine of the nighttime soap serial Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976), in which she buffed up her kooky, enervated, neurotic comedy image. A series of quirky guest spots followed in the 1980s and '90s playing everything from aging hippies to whacked-out fortune tellers and bar flies. She also sought out a secondary career as an acting teacher in New York City.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net

Spouse (1)

Woody Allen (2 February 1966 - 1970) (divorced)

Trivia (6)

She is the former sister-in-law of Letty Aronson.
Replaced Barbra Streisand in the Broadway show "I Can Get It for You Wholesale" in 1962.
Class of 1961 at Brandeis where she starred in a succession of college musicals with Margo Howard (born Margo Lederer) and Stuart Damon (of the soap General Hospital (1963)).
Louise Lasser hosted at the end of the first season of "Saturday Night Live" (1975) on July 24, 1976. Lasser was said to be going through personal problems at the time and was reportedly nearly incoherent throughout the broadcast.
She appeared in five films directed by her ex-husband Woody Allen: What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966), Take the Money and Run (1969), Bananas (1971), Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972) and Stardust Memories (1980). Only the first two were made during their marriage.
She is of Russian Jewish descent.

Personal Quotes (1)

Mary (Hartman) is me - I mean, she's who I would be if I had grown up in a small town and married my high school sweetheart and become a housewife instead of growing up in the big city and becoming an actress and marrying a genius.

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