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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.
- Birth Details
- June 28, 1946
- Detroit, Michigan, United States
- Death Details
- May 20, 1989
- Los Angeles, California, United States
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.
- As herself, It's Garry Shandling's Show, Fox, 1988.
- 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.
- Gilda Radner Live from New York (original cast recording).
- (With Lorne Michaels and Don Novello) Gilda Radner Live from New York, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1979.
- (With Michaels and Novello) Gilda Live, Warner Brothers, 1980.
- The National Lampoon Radio Hour.
- It's Always Something (autobiography), Simon and Schuster, 1989.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
- New York Times, May 21, 1989.
- Variety, May 24-30, 1989.