Louie Anderson, Emmy-Winning Comedian, Dies at 68

Louie Anderson, Emmy-Winning Comedian, Dies at 68

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1/21/2022 6:27:00 PM

Louie Anderson, Emmy-Winning Comedian, Dies at 68

Louie Anderson, the iconic Emmy-winning comedian, actor and game show host, died Friday in Las Vegas after battling cancer, his publicist confirmed to Variety. He was 68. A seasoned stand-up with a…

Variety.He was 68.A seasoned stand-up with a career spanning over three decades, Anderson broke through as a comedian in 1984, when he performed a set on “The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.” From there, he performed a comedy special on Showtime in 1987, made regular TV appearances on late-night shows, and appeared in movies such as “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” in 1986 and “Coming to America” in 1988.

In 1995, Anderson produced, created and starred in the Fox original animated series “Life with Louie.” Like much of Anderson’s stand-up, “Life with Louie” was based heavily on his experiences growing up in Saint Paul, Minn. in a large family of 11 children. The comic voiced a fictionalized version of his 8-year-old self in the show, winning two Daytime Emmys for Performer in an animated program. The show ran from 1995 to 1998. In 1996, he created and starred in a short-lived sitcom on CBS “The Louie Show” which was canceled after six episodes. In 1999, Anderson was the first host for the third revival of the hit syndicated game show “Family Feud,” leaving the show after four years in 2002.

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Broken hearted, we've lost 3 wonderfully funny, talented stars. It's a reminder for my generation, that everything we grew up on will soon just be fond memories R.I.P Louie Anderson 🙏🙏🙏 LouieAnderson Meatloaf and BettyWhite all drop dead for the New year. I am taking this personally. tatcat 緊急ニュース! 地球食糧大危機切迫!驚くべき対処方案!! 地球で最も幸せなところ!コロナもなくマスクもいらないところ! こういう場所を紹介します! これが 人類が生きる道なのでこの映像をお送りします。 あなたと家族、そしてこの国が幸せを享受することを願います。

RIPLouieAnderson 🙏❤️ What a beautiful man. Shit !! Like is ...N...🙏 LouieAnderson - 💔🙏🏻💔 RIP Louie. 😢 Condolences to family and friends. Louie was a master of his craft. Betty Bob Louie The World has less humour than it did a month ago.

Stand-up comic and actor Louie Anderson, Emmy-winning 'Baskets' star, dies at 68'Life With Louie' and 'Baskets' actor Louie Anderson, who had a long career as a stand-up comic and also wrote well-received books, died Friday. Such a loss! Christine Baskets belongs in the canon of TV moms alongside Carol Brady and Marge Simpson. GODDAMMIT

Today in LouieAnderson’s honor I bought more shares of $AMC. Retail helped save the worlds oldest movie chain. Now it’s time for ACTORSFORAMC Hi Netflix, when are you going to reboot the Louie Anderson comedy series? Louie was SO funny. His value to the world of laughter is beyond measure,please put him back on.

miss_escobear RIP Louie Anderson. His Minnesota accent has been so comforting to me over the years. I will miss his comedy so much 🙏🏻 RIP Louie Damn, 2022!!😪 Betty White, Bob Saget, Louie Anderson. RIH Louie! I grew up watching his cartoon

Louie Anderson Dead at 68 After Battle with CancerLouie Anderson Dead At 68, After Battle With Blood Cancer. MichaelLeahy26 God damn, 2022.

Rest in paradise Louie. Thanks for making us laugh. Praying for his family and friends. 🙏🏾🕊 yeah, he heard there was meatloaf in heaven... I feel like Louie would have loved that joke 🥲 what you talkin bout MamaBaskets. Mama Baskets always had the best gossip of Arby's curly fries. RIP RIP Louie! 😢

Thank you Louie for all the the joy you brought. And now Louie! Sad day, y’all. Sad day. RIP Louie RIP Omg meatloaf and Louie Anderson same day I was not aware of the depth of Louis's accomplishments. He is also a published author. I enjoyed seeing him on 'Funny You Should Ask' and yes, he was the best impromptu celebrity on that show. He will be missed. RIP!

Stand-up comic and actor Louie Anderson, Emmy-winning 'Baskets' star, dies at 68'Life With Louie' and 'Baskets' actor Louie Anderson, who had a long career as a stand-up comic and also wrote well-received books, died Friday. Such a loss! Christine Baskets belongs in the canon of TV moms alongside Carol Brady and Marge Simpson. GODDAMMIT

hello vaccine I really hope he was vaccinated. Txoxo1616 😢😢😢💔💔😩😩 awww...RIP I liked him. Aw, crap. Nooooooo!! 😭😭😭 FUCK Good night funny man. Great in Baskets. nooooooooooooooooooo 🕊🥺

Louie Anderson Dead at 68 After Battle with CancerLouie Anderson Dead At 68, After Battle With Blood Cancer. MichaelLeahy26 God damn, 2022.

Love you Louie. Rest in Peace This is terrible news Please rethink your use of the battle metaphor for cancer. This implies that his death is a failure on his part rather than simply a tragedy. ditzkoff Jesus. 2022 is gonna be like 2015(?) when every celebrity decides to die at the same time huh? 😞 PopCultureMods So sad

Damn I actually recognize the man, RIP. 😔

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University of Michigan reaches $490 million settlement with hundreds who say they were sexually assaulted by Robert Anderson, former sports doctorFootball players and other athletes have come forward to accuse Anderson, who died in 2008, of sexually abusing them. Where’s the $ coming from. Taxpayers? Insurance? Endowments? 490 of them could get a million 980 of them could get 500k and on and on but the mind boggles at the reported number , how could he have found the time So disturbing. Groomers- pedophiles have a way of putting the ónice on the victim. They destroy the spirit of a child and are responsible for the never ending mental pain a victim lives with. Confide in professional people you feel will guide you to proper healing.

, the iconic Emmy-winning comedian, actor and game show host, died Friday in Las Vegas after battling cancer, his publicist confirmed to Variety. He was 68. A seasoned stand-up with a career spanning over three decades, Anderson broke through as a comedian in 1984, when he performed a set on “The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.” From there, he performed a comedy special on Showtime in 1987, made regular TV appearances on late-night shows, and appeared in movies such as “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” in 1986 and “Coming to America” in 1988. In 1995, Anderson produced, created and starred in the Fox original animated series “Life with Louie.” Like much of Anderson’s stand-up, “Life with Louie” was based heavily on his experiences growing up in Saint Paul, Minn. in a large family of 11 children. The comic voiced a fictionalized version of his 8-year-old self in the show, winning two Daytime Emmys for Performer in an animated program. The show ran from 1995 to 1998. In 1996, he created and starred in a short-lived sitcom on CBS “The Louie Show” which was canceled after six episodes. In 1999, Anderson was the first host for the third revival of the hit syndicated game show “Family Feud,” leaving the show after four years in 2002. In recent years, Anderson garnered acclaim for his performance in the FX original comedy series “Baskets.” The show, which premiered in 2016 and ran until 2019, starred co-creator Zach Galifanakis as professional clown Chip Baskets working in the local rodeo of Bakersfield, Calif. Anderson portrayed Chip’s overbearing mother Christine in all four seasons of the show, and received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work in the first season. He would receive two further nominations in 2017 and 2018. Recently, Anderson reprised his “Coming to America” role in the 2021 sequel “Coming 2 America” and appeared in a guest role in season 3 of the HBO Max original series “Search Party.” Since 2017, he has been a regular panelist on the game show “Funny You Should Ask.” Anderson is survived by his two sisters, Lisa and Shanna Anderson. optional screen reader