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Former 'Saturday Night Live' Cast Member Jan Hooks Dies at 57

9 October 2014 4:04 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Jan Hooks, best known for her eight years on Saturday Night Live, passed away in New York on Thursday at the age of 57.

Jan Hooks, best known for her eight years on Saturday Night Live, passed away in New York on Thursday at the age of 57.

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Hooks joined SNL in 1986 as a part of a cast that included Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz and Dennis Miller. She made a name for herself on the sketch show through her spot-on impersonations of Bette Davis, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Sinead O'Connor, Jodie Foster and Hillary Clinton.

The Georgia native was nominated for an Emmy in 1998 for her guest role on 3rd Rock From the Sun and was most recently seen on television in NBC's 30 Rock as Verna Maroney, the mother of Jenna Maroney (played by Jane Krakowski).

After her appearance on 30 Rock, Tina Fey said in 2013 that it was one »

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Jan Hooks, 'SNL' Star, Dead at 57

9 October 2014 3:49 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Actress and comedian Jan Hooks, who was a Saturday Night Live cast member from 1986 to 1991 and who appeared on Designing Women, died on the morning of October 9th, according to TMZ. The cause of death has not yet been revealed. She was 57.

Hooks is best remembered for her impressions of Nancy Reagan, Ivana Trump, Sinéad O'Connor and the heavily mascaraed wife of disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker, Tammy Faye Bakker. She was also known for her own character, Candy Sweeney – one half of the lounge singers the Sweeney Sisters. "That show changed my life, »

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