Gilda Radner Biography (1946-1989)

Born June 28, 1946, in Detroit, MI; died of cancer, May 20, 1989, in Los Angeles, CA; father, a hotel owner; married G.E. Smith (a musician), April, 1980(divorced); married Gene Wilder (an actor, director, and writer), September 18, 1984.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Birth Details
June 28, 1946
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Death Details
May 20, 1989
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
  • STAGE DEBUT--With the Second City Improvisational Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada, 1973-74.
  • BROADWAY DEBUT--Gilda Radner Live from New York, Winter Garden Theatre, 1979.
  • Ensemble, The National Lampoon Show (revue), New Palladium Theatre, New York City, 1975.
  • Carrie, Lunch Hour, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1980-81.
  • Also appeared in Godspell, Global Village Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada; Gilda Radner Live from New York, Boston, MA and Chicago, IL.
  • Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
  • Soshu member, The Last Detail, Columbia, 1973.
  • Gloria Link, First Family, Warner Brothers, 1980.
  • various roles, Gilda Live, Warner Brothers, 1980.
  • Kate Hellman, Hanky-Panky, Columbia, 1982.
  • Ms. Milner, The Woman in Red, Orion, 1984.
  • Livia Machado, Movers and Shakers, United Artists, 1985.
  • Vickie Pearle, Haunted Honeymoon, Orion, 1986.
  • Also appeared in It Came from Hollywood, Paramount, 1982; Mr. Mike's Mondo Video, New Line Cinema, 1979; Animalympics (animated), Barber Rose International, 1979.
  • Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
  • Regular, Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1975-80.
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • As herself, It's Garry Shandling's Show, Fox, 1988.
  • Credits; SPECIALS
  • Jill of Hearts, "Jack: A Flash Fantasy," Opera Theatre, PBS, 1977.
  • King Orange Jamboree Parade, NBC, 1977.
  • passerby, All You Need Is Cash, NBC, 1978.
  • Things We Did Last Summer, NBC, 1978.
  • Bob and Ray and Jane, Laraine, and Gilda, NBC, 1981.
  • Steve Martin's The Winds of Whoopie, NBC, 1983.
  • Credits; RADIO APPEARANCES; SERIES
  • Regular, The National Lampoon Radio Hour.
  • Credits; ALBUMS
  • Gilda Radner Live from New York (original cast recording).
  • Writings;STAGE
  • (With Lorne Michaels and Don Novello) Gilda Radner Live from New York, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1979.
  • Writings;FILM
  • (With Michaels and Novello) Gilda Live, Warner Brothers, 1980.
  • Writings;RADIO
  • The National Lampoon Radio Hour.
  • Writings;OTHER
  • It's Always Something (autobiography), Simon and Schuster, 1989.

Further Reference

OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:

  • New York Times, May 21, 1989.
  • Variety, May 24-30, 1989.

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