Jane Curtin Biography (1947-)

Full name, Jane Therese Curtin; born September 6, 1947, in Cambridge, MA; daughter of John Joseph (an owner of an insurance agency) and Mary Constance (maiden name, Farrell) Curtin; cousin of Valerie Curtin (a writer and actress);married Patrick F. Lynch (a producer), April, 1975; children: Tess. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Actress, writer
Birth Details
September 6, 1947
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Member of Not Ready for Prime Time Players, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, SaturdayNight Live 80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1975-1980
  • Allison "Allie" Lowell, Kate & Allie, CBS, 1984-1989
  • Sarah Marshall, Working It Out (also known as The Jane Curtin Show), NBC, 1990
  • Dr. Mary Margaret Albright, 3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as Life As We Know It and 3rd Rock), NBC, 1996-2001
  • Movies
  • Vickey Sturgess, Divorce Wars: A Love Story (also known as Divorce Wars), ABC, 1982
  • Julia Gilbert, Maybe Baby (also known as Sooner or Later),NBC, 1988
  • Alice McGoff, Common Ground, CBS, 1990
  • Mary Todd Lincoln, Tad, syndicated, 1995
  • Fran Kavner, Catch a Falling Star, CBS, 2000
  • Mrs. Myrtle Webb, "Our Town," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 2003
  • Specials
  • Things We Did Last Summer, NBC, 1978
  • NBC team member, Battle of the Network Stars IV, ABC, 1978
  • NBC team member, Battle of the Network Stars VI, ABC, 1979
  • Bob and Ray and Jane, Laraine, and Gilda, NBC, 1981
  • The Robert Klein Show, NBC, 1981
  • Proserpine "Prossie" Garnett, Candida (also known as Broadway on Showtime: Candida), E! Entertainment Television, 1984
  • Laura, Bedrooms, HBO, 1984
  • Life's Most Embarrassing Moments, ABC, 1985
  • The Flintstones 25th Anniversary Celebration, CBS, 1986
  • Evil Queen, Disney's Golden Anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (also known as Golden Anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), NBC, 1987
  • Sesame Street Special (also known as Put Down the Duckie),PBS, 1988
  • Linda McLaidlaw, "Suspicion," American Playhouse, PBS, 1988
  • Host, Jackie Gleason: The Great One (also known as How Sweet ItIs: A Wake for Jackie Gleason), CBS, 1988
  • Saturday Night Live 15th Anniversary, NBC, 1989
  • That's What Friends Are For, CBS, 1990
  • Penn & Teller: Don't Try This at Home! (also known as Don'tTry This at Home!, Penn & Teller's New York Sting, and Penn & Teller's Radio City Sting), NBC, 1990
  • Life of Python (also known as Life of Python: Monty Python 20thAnniversary Omnibus), Showtime, 1990
  • "Just for Laughs: The Montreal International Comedy Festival" (also knownas "Just for Laughs IV" and "Juste pour rire IV"), Showtime Comedy Spotlight, Showtime, 1991
  • A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan (also known as Los Angeles and Chicago Salute Michael Jordan), NBC, 1991
  • Host, Retaining Laughter, Lifetime, 1991
  • The Creative Spirit, PBS, 1992
  • Baseball Relief: An All-Star Comedy Salute, Fox, 1993
  • Narrator, Understanding, 1994
  • Lifetime Applauds: The Fight against Breast Cancer, Lifetime, 1995
  • Christmas in Washington, NBC, 1996
  • Interviewee, Gilda Radner: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1997
  • (In archive footage) SNL Remembers John Belushi, NBC, 2002
  • On Stage at the Kennedy Center: The Mark Twain Prize, PBS, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Regina Parker, "Romance Roulette," The Love Boat, ABC, 1977
  • "The Class Hustler," What Really Happened to the Class of '65?, NBC, 1977
  • Narrator, "Duncan and Dolores," Reading Rainbow, 1988
  • "Broken Windows," Tattinger's, NBC, 1989
  • Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, 1989, 1990
  • Anne, "Lost Weekend," Dave's World, 1994
  • Voice of Mrs. Clemperer, "Wild Child," Recess (animated; also known as Disney's Recess), ABC, 1998
  • Voice of Hippolyte, "Hercules and the Girdle of Hippolyte," Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's Hercules), ABC and syndicated, 1998
  • (In archive footage) "Saturday Night Live," TV Tales, E! Entertainment Television, 2002
  • Guest, The View, 2002
  • Voice of Lady Ada Byron Lovelace, "Hugs and Witches," Cyberchase,PBS, 2003
  • Also appeared in The Comedy Zone.
  • Pilots
  • Voice of Prymaat Conehead, The Coneheads, NBC, 1983
  • Susan Baker, Mystery Dance, ABC, 1995
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1985
  • The 41st Annual Emmy Awards, Fox, 1989
  • Presenter, The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1997
  • Presenter, The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1997
  • Presenter, The 50th Emmy Awards, ABC, 1998
  • Film Appearances
  • Herself, Mr. Mike's Mondo Video, New Line Cinema, 1979
  • Elaine, How to Beat the High Co$t of Living, Filmways, 1980
  • Elinore Schwab, O. C. and Stiggs, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1987
  • Prymaat Conehead/Mary Margaret DeCicco, Coneheads, Paramount, 1993
  • Voice of Muffy, Antz (animated), Dreamworks, 1998
  • Stage Appearances
  • Pretzels (revue), Theatre Four, New York City, 1974-1975
  • Miss Proserpine "Prossy" Garnet, Candida, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1981
  • Melissa Gardner, Love Letters, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1989
  • Dotty Otley, Noises Off, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 2002
  • Mrs. Myrtle Webb, Our Town, Westport Country Playhouse, Westport,CT, 2002, then Booth Theatre, New York City, 2002-2003
  • Major Tours
  • Toured in The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, U.S. cities.
  • Videos
  • The Best of John Belushi, Warner Home Video, 1985
  • The Best of Dan Aykroyd, Warner Home Video, 1986
  • The Best of Gilda Radner, Warner Home Video, 1989
  • Saturday Night Live Christmas, Trimark Video, 1999
  • Stage
  • (Contributor) Pretzels (revue), Theatre Four, New York City, 1974-1975

Further Reference


    • Parade, March 25, 1990; March 10, 1996
    • People Weekly, June 26, 2000, p. 81
    • It's Always Something: The Gilda Radner Story (television special), 2002

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