Loni Anderson

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Real name is Loni Kaye Anderson
Was born at 5 August 1945 (now is 73 years old) in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

A buxom, be-dimpled, pert-nosed knockout, Loni Anderson took an assuredplace on one of the television sex symbol pedestals during the late1970s and early 1980s. A breakout hit in her Emmy-nominated role asJennifer Marlowe on the sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" (1978) , shelater became a soap-styled fixture in mini-movies. All eyes were peeledon this worthy pin-up who helped to bring back the glossyplatinum-blonde allure of 'Marilyn Monroe' , 'Jayne Mansfield' and 'Mamie Van Doren' . A stylish, highly appealing actress whosehourglass figure and piled-on, bleached-blonde mane belied an enviableI.

Q. , Loni strove for much more as she tried to parlay her newly foundfame into a viable dramatic career. She met with a measured degree ofsuccess as she recreated the lives of such artificial sex sirens asMansfield and 'Thelma Todd' on television, but got bogged down intelevision-movie re-tellings of famous movie classics( Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) , Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) , Leave Her to Heaven (1945) )that could not help but pale in comparison. This attempt at seriousnesswas further hampered by messy tabloid headlines in her private life. Loni Kaye Anderson was born with very dark (jet black) hair on August 5,1945 in St.

Paul, Minnesota. An art student at the University ofMinnesota, she entered (and won) beauty contests on the sly (includinga Miss Minnesota runner-up placing in 1964). Married and divorcedbefore she reached the age of 21, Loni took on a teaching position tosupport herself and baby daughter (Deidre) while completing college. Developing an interest in acting, she went the route many aspiringthespians do -- apprenticing in local commercials and theater shows. Still dark-haired, she played in several early 1970s productions suchas "Born Yesterday" (as Billie Dawn), "Send Me No Flowers", "Can-Can"and "The Star-Spangled Girl".

She even played "Tzeitel" in "Fiddler onthe Roof" and appeared in a production of "The Threepenny Opera". Re-married in 1973 (to another actor, 'Ross Bickell' ), the coupledecided to move away from Minnesota to Los Angeles in 1975 and activelypursue film and television work. Pounding the proverbial pavement, sheeventually went blonde and this, plus her gorgeous looks, helped her tosecure minor but sexy roles on such series as "S. W. A.

T. " (1975) , "Police Woman" (1974) , "Barnaby Jones" (1973) , "Three's Company" (1977) and "The Bob Newhart Show" (1972) . By the time she nabbed the roleof Jennifer Marlowe on "WKRP in Cincinnati" (and, with it, two Emmynominations), she had grown quite admirably as an actress. She and 'Howard Hesseman' became the breakaway stars of the sitcomand Loni skyrocketed to sexy status. On the other hand, her instantfame led to the breakup of her second marriage in 1981.

Loni foundhit-and-miss success outside the parameters of her comedy series. Shewas front-and-center in a number of television-movies, notably playingtragic Hollywood sex sirens 'Jayne Mansfield' in The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980) (TV) , opposite'Arnold Schwarzenegger' as her muscle-bound husband'Mickey Hargitay' , and 'Thelma Todd' , in White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd (1991) (TV) ,whose untimely death in 1935 is still questioned. Loni also appearedlusciously alongside 'Bob Hope (I)' , brightening up several of hisclassic television specials. On the minus side, she fizzled in herteaming up with equally sexy "Wonder Woman" (1975) star'Lynda Carter' in the tepid, short-lived series "Partners in Crime" (1984) and then played a former Las Vegasshowgirl who inherits a bundle in the sitcom misfire "Easy Street" (1986) . She also was given a chance to work infeature films such as Stroker Ace (1983) .

While her performancein that film was panned, it did have her meeting and co-starringopposite mega star 'Burt Reynolds (I)' . Appearing in routine, mini-movie soap operas (via her own productioncompany), if anything, kept Loni in the public eye as a serious-mindedactress, but it was an uphill battle to rise above her manufacturedimage as a fantasy bombshell. Not helping things was her high-profilemarriage to Reynolds in 1988, which began blissfully enough (andproduced adopted son Quinton), then dissolved quickly into a nastydivorce that damaged the reputations of both stars. In recent years,Loni has shown incredible perseverance. As always, the stalwart beautycontinues to play up the glam but has since downplayed the dramatics.

She seems more focused these days on having innocuous fun, playing anumber of hearty vixens in sitcoms and series guest spots. Over time,she has enjoyed such lightweight sitcoms as "Nurses" (1991) , "The Mullets" (2003) and as 'Tori Spelling' 's materialisticmother in "So Notorious" (2006) , which did not get the seal ofapproval from Tori's real-life mother. .

There is some small facts about Loni Anderson:
  • When she was a teenager, her mother was very struck by an attractive actor on television and told Loni that was the kind of guy she ought to marry. The actor's name was 'Burt Reynolds (I)' , who she eventually did marry.
  • Auditioned for the role of Chrissy Snow on the situation comedy "Three's Company" (1977) , which went to 'Suzanne Somers' .
  • Has an adopted son, 'Quinton A. Reynolds' (aka Quinton Anderson Reynolds) (born on August 31, 1988), with former husband, 'Burt Reynolds (I)' .
  • As a high school senior, she was voted Valentine Queen of her school's winter formal.
  • Won a bushel of local beauty contests as a teenager including her hometown Miss Roseville pageant in 1963 which allowed her to compete (and become a finalist) in the Miss Minnesota competition. Among her other, less prestigious, titles were; Miss Thermo-Jac Clothing, Miss Thom McCann Shoes, Miss County Style Ford, Miss No Frost Eskimo and Queen of the Hole-In-One.
  • Described her early development and subsequent decision to have breast reduction surgery as follows, "When I was 14 my measurements were 37D-20-32. Now I feel more in proportion at 36-24-36 instead of outrageous.".
  • Possesses a massive collection of Snow White miniatures and other Disney memorabilia, animation art, dolls, music boxes, plates and dachshund figures (which she inherited from her mother) that occupies a sizable room in her home.
  • On January 16, 2008, she was engaged to her former flame, 'Bob Flick (II)' . They first met at a movie premiere when she was 17 years old and a model. They dated for six months before they later married on May 17, 2008.
  • Growing up with parents who smoked and were affected with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, she became the spokesperson for the National Lung Health Education Program's campaign and COPDTogether to increase awareness about COPD and caregiver support.
  • Has appeared in two remakes of 'Jeanne Crain' 's films, Leave Her to Heaven (1945) and A Letter to Three Wives (1949) , although she did not play Crain's character in either film.
  • Worked as a schoolteacher to support herself and her daughter, while completing her college education.
  • Attended and graduated from Alexander Ramsey High School in Roseville, Minnesota (1963).
  • Attended and graduated from the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Mother of 'Deidre Hoffman' with her first husband, Bruce Hasselberg.
  • Grandmother of 'McKenzie Hoffman' and 'Megan Hoffman (II)' .
  • Close friends with the late 'Bill Bixby' .
  • Has English and Swedish ancestry and was raised Lutheran.
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There is the list of movies, where Loni Anderson was taked part:
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1 A Night at the Roxbury movie A Night at the Roxbury 1998 as Barbara Butabi
2 All-Star Party for Dutch Reagan movie All-Star Party for Dutch Reagan 1985 as Herself
3 All-Star Party for Burt Reynolds movie All-Star Party for Burt Reynolds 1984 as Herself
4 Bob Hopes Bag Full of Christmas Memories movie Bob Hopes Bag Full of Christmas Memories 1993 as Christmas Guest
5 Carol Channing: Larger Than Life movie Carol Channing: Larger Than Life 2012 as Herself
6 Circus of the Stars and Sideshow movie Circus of the Stars and Sideshow 1992 as Herself - Ringmaster
7 Merry Christmas from the Grand Ole Opry movie Merry Christmas from the Grand Ole Opry 1979 as Herself - Host
8 Sorry, Wrong Number movie Sorry, Wrong Number 1989 as Madeleine Stevenson
9 The 1994 Annual Diversity Awards movie The 1994 Annual Diversity Awards 1994 as Herself
10 The 31st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards movie The 31st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1996 as Herself
11 The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards movie The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1979 as Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series & Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series
12 The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards movie The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards 2005 as Herself
13 The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards movie The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 as Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series & Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
14 The 5th Annual Sterling Awards movie The 5th Annual Sterling Awards 1991 as Herself
15 The Annual Friars Club Tribute Present a Salute to Liza Minnelli movie The Annual Friars Club Tribute Present a Salute to Liza Minnelli 1987 as Herself
16 The Bob Hope Christmas Special movie The Bob Hope Christmas Special 1981 as Herself
17 The Magnificent Magical Magnet of Santa Mesa movie The Magnificent Magical Magnet of Santa Mesa 1977 as Mrs. Daroon
18 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee movie Live with Regis and Kathie Lee 1988 as Herself
19 The McLean Stevenson Show movie The McLean Stevenson Show 1976 as Mrs. Swenson
20 The Mike Douglas Show movie The Mike Douglas Show 1961 as Herself - Actress
21 The Lonely Guy movie The Lonely Guy 1984 as Herself
22 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain movie 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain 1998 as Medusa
23 A Letter to Three Wives movie A Letter to Three Wives 1985 as Lora Mae Holloway
24 A Party for Richard Pryor movie A Party for Richard Pryor 1991 as Herself
25 A Whisper Kills movie A Whisper Kills 1988 as Liz Bartlett
26 All Dogs Go to Heaven movie All Dogs Go to Heaven 1989 as Flo
27 All-Star Birthday Party movie All-Star Birthday Party 1980 as Herself
28 All-Star Look at TVs Prime Time Wars movie All-Star Look at TVs Prime Time Wars 1980 as Herself
29 Annul Victory movie Annul Victory 2009 as Herself
30 Blondie & Dagwood movie Blondie & Dagwood 1987 as Blondie Bumstead
31 Blondie & Dagwood: Second Wedding Workout movie Blondie & Dagwood: Second Wedding Workout 1989 as Blondie Bumstead
32 Blown Away movie Blown Away 1990 as Lauren
33 Bob Hopes 1990 Christmas Show from Bermuda movie Bob Hopes 1990 Christmas Show from Bermuda 1990 as Herself
34 Bob Hopes Wicky-Wacky Special in Waikiki movie Bob Hopes Wicky-Wacky Special in Waikiki 1984 as Herself
35 Candid Cameras 35th Birthday movie Candid Cameras 35th Birthday 1983 as Herself
36 CBS at 75 movie CBS at 75 2003 as Herself
37 Circus of the Stars #4 movie Circus of the Stars #4 1979 as Herself
38 Coins in the Fountain movie Coins in the Fountain 1990 as Leah
39 Connie Francis: A Legend in Concert movie Connie Francis: A Legend in Concert 1989 as Herself
40 Country Gold movie Country Gold 1982 as Mollie Dean Purcell
There is the list of interview of Loni Anderson:
  • "LIFE AFTER 50" (USA), March 2016, pg. 1, 10-16, by: David Laurell, "Loni Anderson: The roles she plays professionally, personally and passionately"
There is the list of some articles of Loni Anderson:
  • "USA Weekend" (USA), 17 March 2006, pg. 2, by: Lorrie Lynch, "4 Things to Know About...Loni Anderson"
  • "Inside Sports" (USA), February 1991, Iss. 13, pg. 82, by: Loni Anderson, "The Fan: Stay Sharp and In Shape"
  • "Photoplay" (USA), September 1979, Vol. 93, Iss. 7, pg. 8+76+78, by: Lisa Garver Ot, "This blonde bombshell owes it all to a dye job!"
There is the list of some printed articles of Loni Kaye Anderson:
  • "Playboy Special Edition" (USA), April 1999, pg. 45, by: staff, "Playboy's Sex Stars of the Century"
  • "Playboy" (USA), January 1999, Vol. 46, Iss. 1, pg. 105-128+214-220, by: D. Keith Mano, "Sex Stars Of The Century"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1997, Vol. 11, Iss. 1, pg. 7, by: staff, "Star-tistics"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1993, Vol. 6, Iss. 5, pg. 94-95, by: staff, "Talent Competition: Miss Minnesota 1963"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1989, Vol. 2, Iss. 3, pg. 44-45, by: staff, "WKRP In Cincinnati's Loni Anderson"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1985, Vol. 1, Iss. 1, pg. 31, by: staff, "WKRP's Loni Anderson"
  • "Playboy" (USA), December 1980, Vol. 27, Iss. 12, pg. 240, by: Jim Harwood, "Sex Stars of 1980"
The image of Loni Kaye Anderson was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "LIFE AFTER 50" (USA), March 2016
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 24 February 1997
  • "Redbook" (USA), May 1994, Vol. 183, Iss. 1
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 8 November 1993
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 13 September 1993
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 28 June 1993
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 6 November 1989
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 16 May 1988
  • "Us" (USA), 17 November 1986, Iss. 37
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 7 June 1982
  • "Ladies' Home Journal" (USA), April 1981, Vol. XCVIII, Iss. 4
  • "McCall's" (USA), February 1980, Vol. 107, Iss. 5
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 12 November 1979
There is the list of some quotes of Loni Anderson:
  • [on how smoking used to be depicted in films] In the movies, 'Bette Davis' lights two cigarettes and hands the second one to 'James Cagney (I)' . It was so glamorous and romantic.
  • [on the paparazzi] They almost ran me off the road several times. There are so many chances that they take to get the right photo.
  • I'm a real woman with a real heart and I have to live with a beautiful body and a pretty face which is not nearly as easy as it sounds.
  • Look up the definition of rejection in the dictionary, get really comfortable with it, and then maybe you can go into acting.
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