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Louie Anderson, Comedian And Emmy Winner, Passed At 68

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The legendary comedian, game show host, and three-time Emmy title holder Louie Anderson has passed. He was 68 years old at the time.

Louie Anderson’s cause of death

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According to his longtime publicist Glenn Schwartz, the Baskets star died Friday morning in Las Vegas, where he had undergone hospital this week for chemotherapy of diffuse large B cell lymphoma, a kind of cancer.

Who is Louie Anderson?

Louie Anderson, who was born on March 24, 1953, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is most known for his parts in the Eddie Murphy-led film Coming to America (1988) and its 2021 sequel. In 2020, the ICM Partners-repped actor reprised his Maurice role on BET’s Twenties, which was developed by Lena Waithe. Louie Anderson had a short-lived sitcom called The Louie Show on CBS during the 1995-96 TV season, in which he played a Gopher State psychologist.

Louie Anderson stage host

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Louie Anderson, who has been a continuous presence on stage and television since the mid-1980s, received the 2016 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Sitcom for his portrayal as Christine Baskets, the mother of Chip and Dale on the FX series, played by Zach Galifianakis. Starting in 2016, the actor was nominated in the category three times in a row for his role in Baskets. Louie Anderson also won two Daytime Emmys in 1997 and 1998 for Fox’s Life with Louie for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program.

Louie Anderson was a counselor to difficult adolescents before commencing his comedic career with a first-place award at the Midwest Comedy Competition in 1981, according to Schwartz. Louie Anderson is one of 11 children. He was engaged as a writer by Henny Youngman, the competition host.

Louie Anderson made his late-night debut on The Tonight Show on November 20, 1984, in front of Johnny Carson, and has since had a half-dozen solo stand-up specials, the most recent of which being Louie Anderson: Big Underwear in 2018.

Louie Anderson TV Shows

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Louie Anderson’s cartoon series Life with Louie premiered on Saturday mornings in 1995. Louie Anderson is the only three-time laureate of the Humanitas Prize for writing on a children’s animated series for the long-running series based on his own childhood and life with his father, which won three times. Anderson received two Emmys for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for his work on the series, which was nominated for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program.

Louie Anderson had been a frequent panelist on Jon Kelley’s Funny You Should Ask since the syndicated game show’s premiere five years ago. He hosted Family Feud from 1999 to 2002 and appeared on Celebrity Family Feud in 2017.

Louie Anderson appeared in a number of sitcoms, as well as the dramas Touched by an Angel and Chicago Hope, as a guest star. In the 1986 picture Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, he played a noteworthy supporting part.

He debuted on the ABC reality series Splash in 2013, when he overcame his personal concerns while becoming a source of encouragement. Big Baby Boomer, his stand-up special, debuted on CMT in 2013. He also appeared as a guest star on Young Sheldon, had a recurring role on TBS’ dark comedy Search Party, and has recently joined the cast of BET’s Twenties.

Dear Dad – Letters from an Adult Child, a collection of touching and amusing letters from Louie Anderson to his late father, was one of his best-selling books, as was Goodbye Jumbo… Hello Cruel World is a self-help book for those who are self-conscious about their appearance. Anderson’s most recent novel, Hey Mom, published in 2018, was based on his late mother’s experiences.

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