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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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 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)
Witch (voice)
 1978 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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(1970s) Stage: Appeared in "Godspell" in Toronto, Canada. Also in cast: Victor Garber, Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Dave Thomas. Paul Shaffer was the keyboardist in the orchestra. See more »

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

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Some stories don't have a clear beginning middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity... See more »

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Gene Wilder and Gilda's cancer psychotherapist, Joanna Bull, established Gilda's Club in 1991. It was Gilda's wish that a place could be established where people of all ages diagnosed with cancer could come together and support one another through the illness. The centers are non-medical and very homey, with an art center, exercise facility, game rooms and a children's room called Noogieland, so ... See more »

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