December 14, 2018
At the top of our CELEBRITY SUGGESTIONS list with 47 votes is the lovely Loni Anderson!
Loni Anderson rose to fame playing the role of Jennifer Marlowe on WKRP in Cincinnati, and for her high-profile marriage to the late-Burt Reynolds that was followed by a nasty divorce.
How has she been keeping busy over the years since then? Well, find out here!
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Jean Renoir: French director of films such as "La Grande Illusion" and "Le Crime de Monsieur Lange"
Jay Ward: Producer of several well-known animated TV series, "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle", "George of the Jungle", "The Dudley Do-Right Show"
Wim Wenders: German director, "Paris, Texas", "The Wings of Desire"
(Answer at the bottom)
Learn More About Loni Anderson on Celebrity Nooz
August 5, 1945, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Loni Kaye Anderson
CLAIM TO FAME:
She is best known for her role as receptionist Jennifer Marlowe on WKRP in Cincinnati.
Anderson was married to Bruce Hasselberg from 1964-1966, Ross Bickell from 1973-1981, actor (and one-time co-star) Burt Reynolds from 1988-1993, and she has been married to musician Bob Flick since 2008. She has a daughter, Deidra Hoffman, from her first marriage to Bruce Hasselberg, and a son, Quinton Anderson Reynolds (born August 31, 1988), whom she and Burt Reynolds adopted.
Anderson had small roles on such shows as S.W.A.T., Police Woman, Barnaby Jones, and Three's Company before securing the role of Jennifer on WKRP in Cincinnati.
Her sexy status led to a bunch of TV movie roles, including playing tragic Hollywood sex sirens Jayne Mansfield in The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980), and Thelma Todd in White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd (1991).
She paired up with Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter in the series Partners in Crime, which did not meet with much sucess. She also starred in the short-lived series Easy Street (1986) as a Law Vegas showgirl who inherits a bunch of money.
Loni tried her hand in feature films, which is where she met her future husband Burt Reynolds.
Her pinup photo in a bikini became one of the bestselling wall posters of the 1970s.
Is currently a practicing Lutheran.
Was voted Valentine Queen of Valentine's Day Winter Formal when she was a high school senior at Alexander Ramsey Senior High School in Roseville, MN.
Her father was originally going to name her "Leiloni," but then realized to his horror that when she got to her teen years it was liable to be twisted into "Lay Loni."
Is the daughter of Maxine Hazel, a model, and Klaydon Carl "Andy" Anderson, an environmental chemist.
Won a bunch of local beauty pageants as a teenager.
Owns a massive collection of Snow White miniatures and other Disney memorabilia.
Is of Swedish descent.
Is a natural brunette.
WHERE IS SHE NOW:
In April 2018, Anderson was seen promoting the WKRP in Cincinnati television series and other classic television series on the MeTV television network. She also stars on the web series My Sister Is So Gay.
2016-2018 My Sister Is So Gay (Web Series)...Frances
- I Love You Nut-Nut (2018) ... Frances
- X Boyfriends (2018) ... Frances
- Mommy Flamingo (2018) ... Frances
- Is It That Big? (2018) ... Frances
- It's Weird (2018) ... Frances
- Da Da Da-Da (2018) ... Frances
- No Walls (2016) ... Frances
- Thinning the Herd (2016) ... Frances
- Pretend I'm Not Here (2016) ... Frances
- Pillow Talk (2016) ... Frances
- The Essentials (2016) ... Frances
- Old Nuts (2016) ... Frances
2017 Love You More (TV Short)...Jean Carlyle-Dixon
2016 Baby Daddy (TV Series)...Nana Lyle
2016 My Sister Is So Gay (TV Series)...Frances
- No Walls
- Thinning the Herd
- Pretend I'm Not Here
- Pillow Talk
- The Essentials
- Old Nuts
2010 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV series)...Jay's Mom (segment "Cop 'n Kitty")
Episode #19.5 (2010)
2006 So noTORIous (TV series)...Kiki Spelling / Kiki Spellman
2003-2004 The Mullets (TV series)...Mandi Mullet-Heidecker
2001 Three Sisters (TV series)...Janet
1999 V.I.P. (TV series)...Carol Irons
Stop or Val's Mom Will Shoot
1999 Movie Stars (TV series)...Audrey Wyatt
Mothers & Brothers
1998 A Night at the Roxbury...Barbara Butabi
1998 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain...Medusa
1998 Fast Track (TV series)
Good Old Days (1998)
1998 Clueless (TV series)...Barbara Collier
Labor of Love
1997 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV series)...Racine
1996 Melrose Place (TV series)...Teri Carson
What Comes Up, Must Come Down
1995 Deadly Family Secrets (TV movie)...Martha
1995 Burke's Law (TV series)...Claudia Loring
Who Killed the Highest Bidder?
1994 Without Warning (TV movie)...Actress in opening movie egment (uncredited)
1994 Gambler V: Playing for Keeps (TV movie)...Fanny Porter
1993-1994 Nurses (TV series)...Casey MacAfee
1993 Empty Nest (TV series)...Casey MacAfee
Bye-Bye, Baby... Hello: Part 1
1992 Munchie...Cathy Dobson
1992 The Price She Paid (TV movie)...Lacey
1991-1992 The New WKRP in Cincinnati (TV series)...Jennifer Marlowe
Jennifer and the Prince
Where Are We Going?
1991 White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd (TV movie)...Thelma Todd
1990 Coins in the Fountain (TV movie)...Leah
1990 B.L. Stryker (TV series)...Dawn StClaire
Grand Theft Hotel
1990 Blown Away (TV movie)...Lauren
1989 All Dogs Go to Heaven...Flo (voice)
1989 Blondie & Dagwood: Second Wedding Workout (TV movie)...Blondie Bumstead (voice)
1989 Sorry, Wrong Number (TV movie)...Madeleine Stevenson
1988 Too Good to Be True (TV movie)...Ellen Berent
1988 A Whisper Kills (TV movie)...Liz Bartlett
1988 Necessity (TV movie)...Lauren LaSalle
1987 Blondie & Dagwood (TV movie)...Blondie Bumstead (voice)
1986-1987 Easy Street (TV series)...L.K. McGuire
1986 Stranded (TV movie)...Stacy Tweed
1985 A Letter to Three Wives (TV movie)...Lora Mae Holloway
1985 Amazing Stories (TV series)...Love
1984 Partners in Crime (TV series)...Sydney Kovak
1984 My Mother's Secret Life (TV movie)...Ellen Blake
1983 Stroker Ace...Pembrook Feeney
1982 Country Gold (TV movie)...Mollie Dean Purcell
1978-1982 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV series)...Jennifer Elizabeth Marlowe
1981 Sizzle (TV movie)...Julie Davis
1980 Fantasy Island (TV series)...Kim Holland
The Love Doctor/Pleasure Palace/Possessed
1977-1980 The Love Boat (TV series)...Kitty Fields / Barbie / Kim
1980 The Jayne Mansfield Story (TV movie)...Jayne Mansfield
1980 Siegfried and Roy (TV movie)...Guest
1978 Three's Company (TV series)...Susan Walters
Coffee, Tea, or Jack
1978 The Incredible Hulk (TV series)...Sheila Cantrell
Of Guilt, Models and Murder
1978 Three on a Date (TV movie)...Angela Ross
1977 The Bob Newhart Show (TV series)...Leslie Greely
Carlin's New Suit
1977 The Magnificent Magical Magnet of Santa Mesa (TV movie)...Mrs. Daroon
1976 The McLean Stevenson Show (TV series)...Mrs. Swenson
Going My Way
1976 Barnaby Jones (TV series)...Dee Dee Danvers / Joanna Morgan
Sins of Thy Father
1976 Vigilante Force...Peaches (uncredited)
1975 Police Woman (TV series)...Waitress
Farewell, Mary Jane
1975 Phyllis (TV series)...Rita
The First Date
1975 Harry O (TV series)...Linzy
1975 The Invisible Man (TV series)...Andrea Hanover
Man of Influence
1975 S.W.A.T. (TV series)...Miss Texas
The Steel-Plated Security Blanket
1966 Nevada Smith...Brunette Saloon Girl (uncredited)
To see Then & Now pictures of Loni Anderson, visit: Celebrity Nooz
--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Jean Renoir - DEAD (Heart failure)
Born: 09/15/1894 Died: 02/12/1979
Jay Ward - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 09/20/1920 Died: 10/12/1989
Wim Wenders - ALIVE
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
Iraj Danaeifard, 67, Iranian footballer (Taj, Pas Tehran, national team, Tulsa Roughnecks).
Petrus Iilonga, 71, Namibian politician and political prisoner, Deputy Minister of Defence (since 2012).
Bill Siegel, 55, American documentary producer and director (The Trials of Muhammad Ali, The Weather Underground).
Hiwi Tauroa, 91, New Zealand rugby union player (New Zealand Maori) and coach (Counties), Race Relations Conciliator (1980-1986).
Lia Wyler, 84, Brazilian translator (Harry Potter).
C. N. Balakrishnan, 84, Indian politician, kidney and heart failure.
Chiang Pin-kung, 85, Taiwanese politician, Minister of Economic Affairs (1993-1996), Vice President of the Legislative Yuan (2002-2005), multiple organ failure.
Rob DesHotel, 52, American television writer and producer (Man with a Plan, That '70s Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
Alvin Epstein, 93, American actor and stage director (Synecdoche, New York, Year by the Sea).
Mushirul Hasan, 69, Indian historian.
Raoul Hunter, 92, Canadian sculptor.
Johann Georg Reißmüller [de], 85, German journalist and publisher (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung).
J. R. Reitz, 66, American radio host and disc jockey (WFHN, WBSM, WPLM-FM).
Robert Spaemann, 91, German Roman Catholic philosopher.
Xavier Tilliette, 97, French philosopher and theologian.
Fred Wieland, 75, Australian guitarist (The Strangers, The Mixtures), lung cancer.
Alexandra Hamilton, Duchess of Abercorn, 72, British aristocrat.
Eric Anderson, 48, American basketball player (Indiana Hoosiers, New York Knicks).
Mohammed Aruwa, 70, Nigerian politician, Senator for Kaduna State (1999-2007).
Yigal Bashan [he], 68, Israeli singer and composer, heart attack.
Robert Bergland, 90, American politician, U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 7th district (1971-1977), Secretary of Agriculture (1977-1981).
William Blum, 85, American historian and author (Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower).
Tor Fretheim, 72, Norwegian journalist and children's writer.
Riccardo Giacconi, 87, Italian-born American astrophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (2002).
John Joseph Gibbons, 94, American judge, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1987-1990).
Bob Giggie, 85, American baseball player (Milwaukee Braves, Kansas City Athletics).
Peng Sixun, 99, Chinese medicinal chemist, member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Guire Poulard, 76, Haitian Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop of Port-au-Prince (2011-2017), pancreatic cancer.
Michael Seymour, 86, British production designer (Alien).
Yumiko Shige, 53, Japanese sailor, Olympic silver medallist (1996), breast cancer.
Aat Veldhoen [nl], 84, Dutch painter and graphic artist.
Lyudmila Alexeyeva, 91, Russian human rights activist.
Evelyn Berezin, 93, American computer designer.
Enrico Crispolti, 85, Italian art critic and historian.
Melvin Dummar, 74, American fraudster.
Rosanell Eaton, 97, American civil rights activist.
Yuriy Grishko [ru], 83, Russian artist and sculptor.
Colin Guest, 81, Australian Test cricketer (Victoria, Western Australia).
Rod Jones, 54, American football player (Kansas City Chiefs), suicide by gunshot.
Luis Luna Moreno [es], 68, Spanish curator, director of National Museum of Sculpture (1988-1996).
Jamal Nebez, 85, Iraqi Kurdish linguist, mathematician and writer.
Roger, 12, Australian red kangaroo.
Jolanta Szczypinska, 61, Polish politician, member of the Sejm (since 2004), urinary tract disease.
Wang Ruilin, 88, Chinese general and politician, member of the Central Military Commission (1995-2003).
Sir David Weatherall, 85, British physician and molecular geneticist.
Belisario Betancur, 95, Colombian politician, President (1982-1986), kidney infection.
Reby Cary, 98, American politician, member of the Texas House of Representatives (1979-1985).
Ljupka Džundeva, 84, Macedonian actress (Macedonian Bloody Wedding, Gypsy Magic).
Shmuel Flatto-Sharon, 88, Polish-born French-Israeli politician, member of the Knesset (1977-1981).
Mohammad Asrarul Haque, 76, Indian politician, member of the Lok Sabha (since 2009), heart attack.
Ferenc Hirt, 51, Hungarian politician, MP (since 2006).
Håkan Jeppsson, 57, Swedish sports executive, chairman of Malmö FF (since 2010).
The Mascara Snake, 70, American artist and musician (Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band), traffic collision.
Karel Pavlištík [cs], 87, Czech museum worker, ethnographer, folklorist and dancer.
Luigi Radice, 83, Italian football player (Milan) and manager (Torino, Inter Milan), complications from Alzheimer's disease.
Lucas Starr, 34, American rock bassist (Oh, Sleeper, Terminal), colon cancer.
José de Anchieta Júnior, 53, Brazilian politician, Governor of Roraima (2007-2014), heart attack.
Galina Anisimova [ru], 89, Russian actress (All Remains to People).
José Castillo, 37, Venezuelan professional baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants), traffic collision.
Dónall Farmer, 81, Irish actor (Glenroe), film director and producer.
Gyozo Forintos, 83, Hungarian chess player and economist.
Al Gallagher, 73, American baseball player (San Francisco Giants).
Ljubiša Georgievski [mk], 81, Macedonian stage director.
Larry Hennig, 82, American professional wrestler (AWA, NWA, WWWF), kidney failure.
Ivan Hladush, 89, Ukrainian police officer and politician, Minister of Internal Affairs (1982-1990).
Joseph Joffo, 87, French author (A Bag of Marbles).
Laszlo Lorand, 95, Hungarian-American biochemist.
Doris Mayer [de], 60, Austrian actress and writer.
Jim Meehan, 66, American poker player.
Aleksandr Minayev, 64, Russian football player (Spartak Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, national team) and manager.
Jerome O'Shea, 87, Irish Gaelic footballer (South Kerry, Kerry, Munster).
Floyd Parton, 61, American songwriter ("Rockin' Years").
Isiah Robertson, 69, American football player (Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills), traffic collision.
Frank Joseph Rodimer, 91, American Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Paterson (1977-2004).
Tim Rossovich, 72, American football player (Philadelphia Eagles) and actor (The Long Riders, The Sting II).
Pete Shelley, 63, English musician and songwriter (Buzzcocks), heart attack.
Luis Valbuena, 33, Venezuelan professional baseball player (Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels), traffic collision.
Mykhailo Yunak [ru], 72, Ukrainian sambist, USSR champion.
John Armstrong, 82-83, New Zealand politician, MP (1990-1993).
Peter Boizot, 89, British restaurateur (PizzaExpress) and football club owner (Peterborough United).
Alex Boraine, 87, South African politician, MP (1974-1986).
Alfred Del Vecchio, 95, American politician, Mayor of White Plains, New York (1975-1993).
Dynamite Kid, 60, English professional wrestler (WWF, NJPW, Stampede).
Ivan Gereg [ru], 74, Ukrainian footballer.
Thor Hansen, 71, Norwegian poker player, cancer.
Jim House, 70, American politician, member of the Arkansas House of Representatives (2007-2011), tractor accident.
Jim Jamieson, 75, American professional golfer.
Inge Johansen, 90, Norwegian engineer and educator, rector of the Norwegian Institute of Technology (1976-1984).
Gary McPherson, 82, American college basketball coach (VMI, Alderson Broaddus, West Virginia).
Mykola Rushkovskyi [uk], 93, Ukrainian actor.
Lynn Schindler, 74, American politician, member of the Washington House of Representatives (1998-2009).
José Tarciso de Souza, 67, Brazilian footballer (Grêmio, Goiás, Coritiba), bone cancer.
Bobby Treviño, 73, Mexican baseball player (California Angels).
Julia Vinograd, 74, American poet.
Vasyl Zakharchenko [uk], 82, Ukrainian writer.