Gilda Radner

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  • Birth Name: Gilda Susan Radner
  • Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Died: May 20, 1989
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer
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Fast Facts

  • Made her stage debut in a 1972 Toronto production of Godspell.
  • Joined a Second City Toronto troupe in 1973 that included Dan Aykroyd, Brian Doyle-Murray and Eugene Levy. 
  • Made her first film appearance in 1973's The Last Detail, which featured future Saturday Night Live cast member Randy Quaid
  • Notable SNL characters Emily Litella, Roseanne Roseannadanna and Baba Wawa were included in her 1979 Broadway debut Gilda Radner: Live From New York, which was released on film and as an album titled Gilda Live!
  • Met future husband Gene Wilder while filming the 1982 movie Hanky Panky and made her final film appearance opposite him in 1986's Haunted Honeymoon.
  • Wrote about her battle with ovarian cancer in the best-selling, posthumously published memoir It's Always Something.
  • The Gilda Radner Hereditary Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center conducts research for women at risk for breast and ovarian cancers.

Awards

  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music: Winner
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music: Nominee
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1979, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy - Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1989, Grammy — Best Spoken Word Album: Winner

Relationships

  • Bill Murray — Ex-significant Other
  • G.E. Smith — Ex-husband
  • Gene Wilder — Husband
  • Henrietta Radner — Mother
  • Michael Radner — Brother
  • Herman Radner — Father

College

  • Attended University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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  • Birth Name: Gilda Susan Radner
  • Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Died: May 20, 1989
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer