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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 / Granny Asad / 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)
Hanky Panky
Hanky Panky Kate Hellman
(1982)
The Last Detail
The Last Detail Nichiren Shoshu Member
(1973)

Filmography

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 1988 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series)
Gilda Radner
- Mr Smith Goes to Nam (1988) ... Gilda Radner
 1986 Haunted Honeymoon
Vickie Pearle
 1985 Movers & Shakers
Livia Machado
 1984 The Woman in Red
Ms. Milner
 1982 Hanky Panky
Kate Hellman
 1980 First Family
Gloria Link
 1975-1980 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Various / Emily Litella / Baba Wawa / ...
- Buck Henry/Andrew Gold/Andrae Crouch & Voices of Unity (1980) ... Lady Douchebag / Buffy Sainte-Marie / Roseanne Roseannadanna / ...
- 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 Jack: A Flash Fantasy (TV Movie)
Jill of Hearts
 1974 The Gift of Winter (TV Short)
Nicely / Malicious / Narrator (voice)
 1974 Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins (TV Series)
 1973 The Last Detail
Nichiren Shoshu Member
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Gilda Live" at the Wintergarden Theater in New York City. Directed by Mike Nichols. NOTE: Filmed as Gilda Live (1980). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

30 Rock (2006) star and creator (and ex-Saturday Night Live (1975) writer and player) Tina Fey has named Gilda as the main reason she became a comedy writer. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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