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Loni Anderson

 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Loni Kaye Anderson (born August 5, 1945) is an American actress who played the role of Jennifer Marlowe on the television sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. Anderson was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, August 5, 1945, the daughter of Maxine Hazel (née Kallin), a model, and Klaydon Carl "Andy" Anderson, an environmental chemist and grew up in suburban Roseville. As a senior at Alexander Ramsey Senior High School in Roseville in 1963, she was voted Valentine Queen of Valentine's Day Winter Formal. She attended the University of Minnesota. As she says in her autobiography, My Life in High Heels, 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." So it was changed to just plain "Loni." Anderson's most famous acting role came as receptionist Jennifer Marlowe on WKRP in Cincinnati. Her pinup photo in a bikini became one of the best-selling wall posters of the 1970s. She and husband Burt Reynolds made one film together, the 1983 stock-car racing comedy Stroker Ace, a huge box-office failure. Shortly after her divorce from Reynolds, she appeared as a regular in the final season (1993–1994) on the NBC sitcom Nurses. Anderson portrayed actress Jayne Mansfield in a made-for-TV biopic with Arnold Schwarzenegger as her husband, Mickey Hargitay. She teamed with Lynda Carter in a 1984 television series, Partners in Crime. Anderson made a series of cameo appearances on television shows in the late 1990s and early 2000s, such as the Spellmans' "witch-trash" cousin on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Vallery Irons' mother on V.I.P. Anderson has been married four times; her first three marriages were to: Bruce Hasselberg (1964–1966), Ross Bickell (1973–1981), and actor (and one-time co-star) Burt Reynolds (1988–1993). On May 17, 2008, Anderson married musician Bob Flick, one of the founding members of the folk band The Brothers Four. The couple had met at a movie premiere in Anderson's native Minneapolis a few years after Flick's group hit No. 2 on the pop charts with "Greenfields" in 1960. The ceremony was attended by friends and family, including son Quinton Reynolds. She has two children: a daughter, Deidra Hoffman (from her first marriage), who is a school administrator in California; and a son, Quinton Anderson Reynolds (born August 31, 1988), whom she and Burt Reynolds adopted. Her autobiography, My Life in High Heels, was published in 1997. Anderson is currently a practicing Lutheran. Description above from the Wikipedia article Loni Anderson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Aug 5, 1945
Movie/TV Credits:
37
First Appeared:
In the movie Nevada Smith 1966-06-10
Latest Project:
Movie Carol Channing: Larger Than Life 2012-01-20
Known For
Poster of Back to the Grind
Poster of I Love the '70s: Volume 2
Poster of A Letter to Three Wives
Poster of Three's Company
Filmography
Movie Carol Channing: Larger Than Life Herself 2012-01-20
Series Back to the Grind Unknown 2007-07-18
Series So Notorious 2006-04-02
Series I Love the '70s: Volume 2 Unknown 2006-07-10
Series Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Unknown 2005-08-03
Series The Mullets 2003-09-11
Series Duck Dodgers Unknown 2003-08-23
Movie 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain Medusa 1998-04-10
Movie A Night at the Roxbury Barbara Butabi 1998-10-01
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Series Clueless Unknown 1996-09-20
Series Melrose Place Unknown 1992-07-08
Movie The Price She Paid Lacey 1992-03-30
Movie Munchie Cathy Dobson 1992-05-15
Series Nurses 1991-09-14
Series The New WKRP in Cincinnati Unknown 1991-09-14
Movie All Dogs Go to Heaven Flo (voice) 1989-11-17
Series B.L. Stryker Unknown 1989-02-13
Movie Necessity Lauren LaSalle 1988-05-03
Movie Too Good to Be True Ellen Berent 1988-11-14
Movie Whisper Kill Liz Bartlett 1988-05-16
Movie Blondie & Dagwood Blondie Bumstead ( Voice ) 1987-05-15
Series Easy Street 1986-09-13
Series Amazing Stories Unknown 1985-09-29
Movie A Letter to Three Wives Lora Mae Holloway 1985-12-16
Series Partners in Crime 1984-09-27
Movie Stroker Ace Pembrook Feeney 1983-07-01
Series The Big Show Unknown 1980-03-04
Movie The Jayne Mansfield Story Jayne Mansfield 1980-10-29
Series WKRP in Cincinnati Jennifer Marlowe 1978-09-18
Series Three's Company Unknown 1977-03-15
Series The Love Boat Unknown 1977-09-24
Movie Vigilante Force Peaches 1976-09-09
Series The McLean Stevenson Show Unknown 1976-12-01
Series S.W.A.T. Unknown 1975-02-24
Series Harry O Unknown 1974-09-12
Movie Nevada Smith Brunette Saloon Girl (uncredited) 1966-06-10