Lorne Michaels

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Lorne Michael Lipowitz
  • Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/17/1944, Scorpio
  • Profession: Writer; producer
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Lorne Michaels Fast Facts:
  • Started out writing and performing with comedy partner Hart Pomerantz on the Canadian TV series The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour.
  • Founded the New York-based production company Broadway Video Inc. in 1979.
  • Told TV GUIDE in 1998, "When I left [Saturday Night Live] in 1980, I was sort of surprised the show went on, because almost everybody involved with it left, and it stumbled for a while and then regained its feet. Then [NBC Entertainment president] Brandon Tartikoff called me because they were going to cancel it in 1985, and I found out how much I cared about it."
  • Inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1999.
  • Received the Kennedy Center's 2004 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
  • Extensive producing career includes executive producing, in addition to SNL, the Colin Quinn Show, Late Night With Conan O'BrienLate Night With Jimmy Fallon and 30 Rock.
  • Lorne Michaels Relationships:
  • Henry Abraham Michaels - Son
  • Alice Barry - Wife
  • Abraham Lipowitz - Father
  • Florence Lipowitz - Mother
  • Sophie Michaels - Daughter
  • Susan Forristal - Ex-wife
  • Rosie Shuster - Ex-wife
  • Edward Michaels - Son
  • Lorne Michaels Awards:
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series - Nominee
  • 1975 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy-Variety or Music Special - Nominee
  • 1969 Emmy: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety - Nominee
  • 1979 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series - Nominee
  • 1974 Emmy: Best Writing in Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music - Winner
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series - Winner
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series - Winner
  • 1980 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series - Winner
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Series - Nominee
  • 1979 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy - Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Peabody: Personal Award - Winner
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special - Nominee
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Series - Nominee
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series - Nominee
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy-Variety or Music Special - Winner
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Special - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Special - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series - Nominee
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music - Nominee
  • 1975 Emmy: Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music - Nominee
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Nominee
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy-Variety or Music Special - Winner
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Winner
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Winner
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Winner
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (BA in English, 1966)

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