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Gilda Radner (1946–1989)


Gilda Radner was one of the great comic geniuses of the 20th century, ranked up with Lucille Ball and other comedy legends of the highest caliber. She was born on June 28, 1946, in Detroit, Michigan, the younger of two children of Henrietta (Dworkin), a legal secretary, and Herman Radner, a businessman. She had an older brother, Michael. Her ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live Various / Emily Litella / Baba Wawa / Herself / Roseanne Roseannadanna / Lisa Loopner / Bobbi Farber / Colleen Fernman / Rhonda Weiss / Girl / Patron / Connie Carson / Jenny Rocker / Assistant / Bee / Brungilda / Hooker / Jackie Onassis / Jane Herkiman / Judy Miller / Julie Nixon / Land Shark Victim / Lucy Ricardo / Mother / Mrs. Cantor / Mrs. Mel / Patricia Hearst / Rosa Santangelo / Roseanne Rosannadanna / Tracy / Wife / cook / daughter / patron / Actress / Amelia Kane / Annette Funicello / Annette Funnicello / Anya / Barb / Barbara / Barfly / Betty / Betty Rothman / Buffy Sainte-Marie / Candy Slice / Carlos / Cavewoman / Charleen Hayes / Charlene / Charlie Chaplin / Charo / Christine Crawford / Claudine Longet / Conchita / Corperal Fellopia / Customer / Darlene Crane / Debbie / Debbie Doody / Debby Doodie / Diane / Dickie Neil / Don's wife / Eileen Houton / Eleonora Duse / Fifi / Fireman / Frau Gutson / Gail / Gayle / Gilda Radner / Girfriend / Granny / Greta / Helen / Hercules' wife / Hillary / Himself / Irene Anderson / Jaclyn Smith / Jean Loud / Jeanine Deckers / Jenny / Joan / Julue Nixon / Kathy Gorley / Keiko Masuda / Kimba Kao / Lady Douchebag / Lillian Carter / Linda Louise / Lucille Ball / Madeline Wallington / Margie Pantelle / Marilyn Sunberg / Mikette / Moviegoer / Mrs. Beethoven / Mrs. Gilbert / Mrs. Gilsrack / Mrs. Kaufman / Mrs. Kromer / Mrs. Kudzurki / Mrs. Ludlow / Mrs. Travers / Ms. Thompson / Nadia Comeneci / Nurse / Old Woman / Olga Korbut / Pammy / Patti Caldwell / Peggy Labellis / Penny / Pizza delivery woman / Relative / Rhoda Morgenstern / Rifka / Roach / Rose Mary Woods / Roseanne Rossannadanna / Ruth / Sally / Sarah Hammercrack / Selma Lieberman / Servant / Sharlene Van Arsdale / Sharon Menzies / Singer / Stagehand / Stator Girl / Student / Susan / Sybil Dorset / Tammy Widette / Tammy Wildette / Terri Schrimpton / The Deaconess of Detroit / Toots Spinks / Victim / Victoria / Waitress / White Polly / Woman / bachelorette / caller / dancer / drum player / mother / showerer / solider / student / waitress / wife
(1975-2014)
Haunted Honeymoon
Haunted Honeymoon Vickie Pearle
(1986)
Animalympics
Animalympics Barbra Warblers / Brenda Springer / Cora Lee Perrier / Tatyana Tushenko / Dorrie Turnell / The Contessa
(1980)
The Woman in Red
The Woman in Red Ms. Milner
(1984)

Filmography

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 1985 Movers & Shakers
Livia Machado
 1984 The Woman in Red
Ms. Milner
 1980 First Family
Gloria Link
 1975-1980 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Various / Emily Litella / Baba Wawa / ...
- Steve Martin/Paul & Linda McCartney/3-D (1980) ... Amelia Kane / Ruth / Cavewoman / ...
- Bob Newhart/The Amazing Rhthym Aces/Bruce Cockburn (1980) ... Keiko Masuda / Colleen Fernman / Mrs. Travers / ...
- Strother Martin/The Specials (1980) ... Various
- Burt Reynolds/Anne Murray (1980) ... Various
 1980 Animalympics
Barbra Warblers / Brenda Springer / Cora Lee Perrier / ... (voice)
 1978 Witch's Night Out (TV Movie)
The Godmother (voice)
 1978 The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (TV Movie)
Mrs. Emily Pules
 1974 The Gift of Winter (TV Short)
Nicely / Malicious / Narrator (voice)
 1974 Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins (TV Series)
 1974 Jack: A Flash Fantasy (TV Movie)
Jill of Hearts
 1973 The Last Detail
Nichiren Shoshu Member
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Other Works:

Book: "It's Always Something" (filmed as Gilda Radner: It's Always Something (2002)). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

There is no real security except for whatever you build inside yourself. See more »

Trivia:

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives." Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 718-720. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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