Loni Anderson Biography (1945?-)

Full name, Loni Kaye Anderson; born August 5, 1945 (some sources say 1946, 1947, or 1950), in St. Paul, MN; daughter of Klaydon Carl "Andy" (an environmental chemist) and Maxine Hazel (a model) Anderson; married Bruce Hasselberg (asalesperson), 1964 (divorced, 1966); married Ross Bickell (an actor), 1974 (divorced, 1981); married Burt Reynolds (an actor), April 29, 1988 (divorced,1994); children: (first marriage) Deidre Hoffman; (third marriage) Quinton Anderson (adopted). Addresses: Agent: Innovative Artists, 1505 Tenth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.; Manager: Media Four, 8840 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
August 5, 1945?
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Lindsay, Harry O, ABC, 1974
  • Jennifer Elizabeth Marlowe, WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1978-82
  • Sydney Kovak, Partners in Crime, NBC, 1984
  • L. K. McGuire, Easy Street, NBC, 1986-87
  • Casey MacAfee, Nurses, NBC, 1993-94
  • Teri Carson, Melrose Place, Fox, 1995-96
  • Modern Cuisine, Food Network and PAX, 2002
  • Mandi Mullet-Heidecker, The Mullets, UPN, 2003
  • Miniseries
  • Fanny Porter, Gambler V: Playing for Keeps, CBS, 1994
  • Herself, I Love the '70s (documentary), VH1, 2003
  • Movies
  • Miss Daroon, The Magnificent Magical Magnet of Santa Mesa (also known as The Adventures of Freddy), NBC, 1977
  • Angela Ross, Three on a Date, ABC, 1978
  • Title role, The Jayne Mansfield Story (also known as Jayne Mansfield: A Symbol of the 50's), CBS, 1980
  • Julie Davis, Sizzle, ABC, 1981
  • Mollie Dean Purcell, Country Gold, CBS, 1982
  • Ellen Blake, My Mother's Secret Life, ABC, 1984
  • Lora Mae Holloway, A Letter to Three Wives, NBC, 1985
  • Stacy Tweed, Stranded, NBC, 1986
  • Ellen Berent, Too Good to Be True, NBC, 1988
  • Lauren LaSalle, Necessity, CBS, 1988
  • Liz Bartlett, A Whisper Kills (also known as Whisperkill),ABC, 1988
  • Angela Stevenson, Sorry, Wrong Number, USA Network, 1989
  • Leah Crawford, Coins in the Fountain, 1990
  • Blown Away, 1990
  • Title role, White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd, NBC,1991
  • Lacey Stewart, The Price She Paid (also known as Plan of Attack), CBS, 1992
  • (Uncredited) Actress in opening movie segment, Without Warning (also known as July 13), CBS, 1994
  • Martha, Deadly Family Secrets (also known as Family Secrets), NBC, 1995
  • Specials
  • Circus of the Stars #4, CBS, 1979
  • Host, Merry Christmas from the Grand Ole Opry (also known as Christmas in Opryland), ABC, 1979
  • The Magic of David Copperfield II, CBS, 1979
  • Host, The Fantastic Funnies, CBS, 1980
  • Bob Hope's All-Star Look at TV's Prime Time Wars, NBC, 1980
  • Siegfried and Roy, NBC, 1980
  • Host, The New and Spectacular Guinness Book of World Records, ABC,1980
  • Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Birthday Party, NBC, 1980
  • The Bob Hope Christmas Special (also known as The Bob Hope Christmas Show and All-Star Comedy Special), NBC, 1980
  • The Bob Hope Christmas Special, NBC, 1981
  • The Bob Hope Comedy Special, 1981
  • Bob Hope's Spring Fling of Comedy and Glamour, NBC, 1981
  • Host, The Candid Camera Special, NBC, 1981
  • Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Look at the Fall Season: It's Still Free and Worth It!, NBC, 1981
  • Host, Magic with the Stars, NBC, 1982
  • Bob Hope's Women I Love--Beautiful But Funny, NBC, 1982
  • Bob Hope's Christmas Special, NBC, 1982
  • Night of 100 Stars, ABC, 1982
  • Host, Sunday Funnies, NBC, 1983
  • Bob Hope's Wicki-Wacky Special from Waikiki, NBC, 1984
  • Dom DeLuise and Friends--Part IV, ABC, 1986
  • Voice of Blondie, Blondie and Dagwood (animated), CBS, 1987
  • Friday Night Surprise! (also known as Surprise!), 1988
  • Voice of Blondie, Blondie and Dagwood's Second Wedding Workout (animated), CBS, 1989
  • Connie Francis: A Legend in Concert, 1989
  • Host, New and Improved Kids (documentary; also known as RaisingGood Kids in Bad Times), syndicated, 1990
  • Bob Hope's 1990 Christmas Show from Bermuda, 1990
  • Host, The 1991 King Orange Jamboree Parade, 1991
  • A Party for Richard Pryor, CBS, 1991
  • Ringmaster, The All New Circus of the Stars & Side Show XVII (also known as The 17th Annual All New Circus of the Stars & Side Show and Circus of the Stars and Sideshow), CBS, 1992
  • What About Me? I'm Only 3!, CBS, 1992
  • Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories, NBC, 1993
  • The Return of TV's Censored Bloopers 2, NBC, 1993
  • People's 20th Birthday, ABC, 1994
  • The 67th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, 1998
  • Barbara Eden: Out of the Bottle (documentary), Arts & Entertainment, 1999
  • Intimate Portrait: Loni Anderson (documentary), Lifetime, 1999
  • Burt Reynolds: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Intimate Portrait: Lynda Carter (documentary), Lifetime, 2000
  • Intimate Portrait: Deidre Hall (documentary), Lifetime, 2001
  • Lynda Carter: The E! True Hollywood Story (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 2002
  • Modern Cuisine's Fall Harvest Special, Food Network, 2002
  • CBS at 75, CBS, 2003
  • Also appeared in the Shaun Cassidy Special and The Christmas Special, Trio.
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, 1991
  • The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards, 1991
  • Presenter, The 8th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1994
  • Presenter, The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1994
  • Presenter, The 31st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, NBC, 1996
  • Pilots
  • Swenson, Winner Take All, CBS, 1977
  • Tom Snyder's Celebrity Spotlight, NBC, 1980
  • Episodic
  • Miss Texas, "The Steel-Plated Security Blanker," S.W.A.T., ABC, 1975
  • Andrea Hanover, "Man of Influence," The Invisible Man, 1975
  • Linzy, "Lester Two," Harry O, 1975
  • Dee Dee Danvers, "Deadly Reunion," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1976
  • Joanna Morgan, "Sins of Thy Father," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1976
  • Leslie Greely, "Carlin's New Suit," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1977
  • (Uncredited) Barbie, "The Understudy/Married Singles/Lost and Found," The Love Boat, ABC, 1977
  • Lead Model, "Of Guilt, Models, and Murder," The Incredible Hulk, CBS, 1978
  • Stewardess Susan Wallace, "Coffee, Tea, or Jack," Three's Company,ABC, 1978
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1991
  • Whodunnit?, NBC, 1979
  • The Merv Griffin Show, syndicated, 1979
  • Dinah!, 1979
  • Kitty, "The Kinfolk/Sis and the Slicker/Moonlight and Moonshine/Affair: Parts 1 & 2," The Love Boat, ABC, 1980
  • The Big Show, 1980
  • Kim, "Secretary to the Stars/Julie's Decision/The Horse Lover/Gopher andIsaac Buy a Horse," The Love Boat, ABC, 1980
  • Kim Holland, "The Love Doctor/Pleasure Palace/Possessed," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1980
  • Cupid, "Guilt Trip," Amazing Stories, NBC, 1985
  • Win, Lose, or Draw, syndicated, 1987
  • Dawn St. Clair, "Grand Theft Auto," B. L. Stryker, ABC, 1990
  • Casey MacAfee, "Bye-Bye, Baby ... Hello: Part 1," Empty Nest, 1993
  • Casey MacAfee, "Mama Todd, the Sequel," Empty Nest, 1993
  • Casey MacAfee, "Mother Dearest," Empty Nest, 1993
  • Guest, The Extraordinary, syndicated, 1994
  • Claudia Loring, "Who Killed the Highest Bidder?," Burke's Law, CBS, 1995
  • Herself, "Women in Film," Women of the House, CBS, 1995
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show, syndicated, 1995
  • Cousin Racine Spellman, "Witch Trash," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,ABC, 1997
  • Barbara Collier, "Labour of Love," Clueless, 1998
  • Vallery's mother, V.I.P., syndicated, 1998
  • Audrey Wyatt, "Mothers & Brothers," Movie Stars, The WB, 1999
  • Carol Irons, "Stop or Val's Mom Will Shoot," V.I.P., syndicated, 1999
  • Janet, "Mother's Day," Three Sisters, NBC, 2001
  • Good Day Live, 2003
  • The Wayne Brady Show, 2003
  • Also appeared in Phyllis, CBS, and as herself, Before They WereStars.
  • Film Appearances
  • Peaches, Vigilante Force, 1976
  • Pembrook Feeney, Stroker Ace, Universal/Warner Bros., 1983
  • (Uncredited) Cameo, The Lonely Guy, Universal, 1984
  • Voice of Flo, All Dogs Go to Heaven (animated), United Artists, 1989
  • Cathy, Munchie (also known as Munchie Strikes Back), Concorde, 1992
  • Medusa, 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain, TriStar/Columbia, 1998
  • Mrs. Butabi, A Night at the Roxbury, Paramount, 1998
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared as Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday; Tzeitel, Fiddler on the Roof; Sophie, The Star Spangled Girl; and in productions of Never Too Late, The Can-Can, The Threepenny Opera, Any Wednesday, Send Me No Flowers, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
  • WRITINGS
  • Books
  • (With Warren Larkin) My Life in High Heels (autobiography), Morrow, 1995

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Good Housekeeping, September, 1993, p. 56; November, 1995, pp. 116-19
    • People Weekly, June 28, 1993, p. 60; September 13, 1993, p. 80; November 8, 1993, p. 100; November 20, 1995, pp. 42-45, 46-49; July 31, 2000, p. 72; September 15, 2003, p. 85
    • Redbook, May, 1994, p. 97

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