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Gilda Radner is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 28 june 1946 at Detroit (USA)

Gilda Radner

Gilda Radner
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Birth name Gilda Susan Radner
Nationality USA
Birth 28 june 1946 at Detroit (USA)
Death 20 may 1989 (at 42 years) at Los Angeles (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Gilda Susan Radner (June 28, 1946 – May 20, 1989) was an American comedienne and actress. She was best remembered as an original cast member of the hit NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, for which she won an Emmy Award in 1978.

Biography

Débuts
Ayant grandi dans une famille juive aisée de Détroit, Radner étudie l'art dramatique à l'Université du Michigan puis déménage à Toronto. À la suite de sa première expérience professionnelle sur scène dans la comédie musicale Godspell, elle se joint au Toronto Second City, une troupe d'humour de la Ville-Reine. En compagnie d'un autre membre de la troupe, John Belushi, elle déménage à New York où elle participe à l'émission radiophonique National Lampoon Radio Hour ainsi qu'au spectacle The National Lampoon Show.


Années 1970
Elle se fait connaître du grand public comme membre de la troupe Not Ready For Prime Time Players dans le cadre de l'émission Saturday Night Live — elle est d'ailleurs la première à obtenir un emploi dans la troupe. À maintes reprises durant sa collaboration à l'émission de 1975 à 1980, Radner met son humour physique au service de personnages adorables et pleins de tendresse. Son jeu est apprécié autant du public que de la critique, et un magazine américain lui décerne le surnom de America's Sweetheart (« la chouchou de l'Amérique »). Elle remporte en 1978 le Emmy de la meilleure prestation pour un second rôle féminin dans une émission de variétés ou musicale.

À cette époque, Radner lutte contre des problèmes de boulimie — elle a déjà raconté à un reporter qu'elle avait vomi dans toutes les toilettes de la ville de New York — et a eu une liaison qui s'est mal terminée avec une autre vedette de Saturday Night Live de l'époque, Bill Murray. En 1979, le président de réseau NBC, Fred Silverman, offre à Radner la possibilité d'avoir sa propre émission de variétés à une heure de grande écoute, offre qu'elle décline.

Au cours de sa toute dernière saison à Saturday Night Live, Radner monte son propre spectacle à Broadway, où elle met en scène un contenu plus cru, que le réalisateur Mike Nichols capte sur pellicule. Le résultat est le film Gilda Live, sorti en 1980 au même moment que l'album du spectacle. Si le spectacle est un succès, le film et l'album, eux, sont des échecs.


Années 1980
Elle épouse en 1980 un de ses partenaires du Saturday Night Live, G.E. Smith mais le couple divorce deux ans plus tard. Hormis quelques apparitions dans des films tels que La Folie aux trousses (Hanky Panky) en 1982, La Fille en rouge (The Woman in Red) en 1984 et Nuit de noce chez les fantômes (The Haunted Honeymoon) en 1986, ces deux derniers réalisés par son second mari, l'acteur Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner se fait discrète durant la majeure partie des années 1980.

En 1987, elle apprend qu'elle souffre d'un cancer des ovaires. À la suite d'un diagnostic de rémission, elle se consacre à l'écriture de son autobiographie : It's Always Something.

Elle effectue un retour en 1988 : les critiques louent sa prestation dans son propre rôle dans un épisode du Garry Shandling Show. Il est également prévu qu'elle soit la maîtresse de cérémonie d'une émission de Saturday Night Live, mais une grève des scénaristes annule prématurément la saison.

Elle n'a jamais la chance de se reprendre. En 1989, les médecins lui découvrent des métastases. Elle est admise au Cedars-Sinai Medical Center de Los Angeles pour y subir une radiothérapie. Après avoir reçu un sédatif, elle sombre dans le coma et meurt trois jours plus tard, le 20 mai 1989, sans avoir repris connaissance.

Best films

The Woman in Red (1984)
(Actress)

Usually with

Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder
(3 films)
Paul Shaffer
Paul Shaffer
(2 films)
Don Novello
Don Novello
(2 films)
Gary Weis
Gary Weis
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Gilda Radner (13 films)

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Actress

Haunted Honeymoon, 1h22
Directed by Gene Wilder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Musical theatre, Horror, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Ghost films, Musical films, Comedy horror films
Actors Gilda Radner, Dom DeLuise, Jonathan Pryce, Paul L. Smith, Gene Wilder, Bryan Pringle
Roles Vickie Pearl
Rating56% 2.8004952.8004952.8004952.8004952.800495
Larry Abbot (Wilder) and Vickie Pearle (Radner) are performers on radio's "Manhattan Mystery Theater" who decide to get married. Larry has been plagued with on-air panic attacks and speech impediments since proposing marriage. Vickie thinks it's just pre-wedding jitters, but his affliction could get them both fired.
Movers & Shakers, 1h20
Directed by William Asher
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Walter Matthau, Charles Grodin, Vincent Gardenia, Tyne Daly, Bill Macy, Gilda Radner
Roles Livia Machado
Rating43% 2.1816052.1816052.1816052.1816052.181605
Hollywood studio mogul Joe Mulholland (Matthau) vows to produce the pet project of a dying acquaintance, who has been trying to find a way to make a film out of a best-selling sex manual. He and screenwriter Herb Derman (Grodin) try to make it happen, but fail in every possible way. Meanwhile, Herb is distracted by his own marital problems.
The Woman in Red, 1h27
Directed by Gene Wilder
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Kelly LeBrock, Gilda Radner, Gene Wilder, Charles Grodin, Joseph Bologna, Judith Ivey
Roles Ms. Milner
Rating58% 2.948932.948932.948932.948932.94893
San Francisco ad man Teddy Pierce is amused by, then obsessed with, a beautiful woman whose red dress goes whooshing over her head from a gust of wind, showing her red panties while she crosses a grate. Teddy is happily married to Didi, but he can't get this woman out of his mind.
Hanky Panky, 1h50
Directed by Sidney Poitier
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Horror, Crime
Actors Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Kathleen Denise Quinlan, Richard Widmark, Robert Prosky, Josef Sommer
Roles Kate Hellman
Rating56% 2.80352.80352.80352.80352.8035
An architect (Wilder) accidentally gets caught up in a web of intrigue and murder when he ends up on the run on false murder charges. Kate (Gilda) is a woman out to find her brother's killer. The two team up, but not before first thinking the other is the killer. The duo end up on a wild cross-country ride from New York City to the Grand Canyon
Animalympics, 1h15
Directed by Steven Lisberger
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Films about the Olympic Games, Children's films
Actors Billy Crystal, Gilda Radner, Harry Shearer
Roles Barbra Warblers
Rating67% 3.3952053.3952053.3952053.3952053.395205
The film is a series of vignettes presented as the broadcast of the first animal Olympic Games through the fictional ZOO television network. The Games combine summer and winter Olympic events.
First Family, 1h40
Directed by Buck Henry
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Political films
Actors Gilda Radner, Bob Newhart, Madeline Kahn, Richard Benjamin, Rip Torn, Fred Willard
Roles Gloria Link
Rating41% 2.0748852.0748852.0748852.0748852.074885
Manfred Link is the President of the United States. He and the usually tipsy First Lady have a 28-year-old, sex-starved daughter named Gloria.
Gilda Live
Gilda Live (1980)
, 1h36
Directed by Mike Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Gilda Radner, Paul Shaffer, Don Novello, Howard Shore
Roles Herself
Rating71% 3.584943.584943.584943.584943.58494
Gilda Live est une version filmé du one-man show comique de Gilda Radner, enregistré à Broadway, avec les membres les plus importants du groupe du Saturday Night Live.
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video, 1h15
Directed by Michael O'Donoghue
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Dan Aykroyd, Michael O'Donoghue, Bill Murray, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Mitch Glazer
Roles Herself
Rating50% 2.5172852.5172852.5172852.5172852.517285
The film is largely plotless; a series of vignettes linked together by interstitial pieces featuring Mr. Mike discussing how upsetting and odd the sequences are. He introduces some of the pieces via voice-over, and some open with no introduction.
All You Need Is Cash, 1h16
Directed by Eric Idle, Gary Weis
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Eric Idle, Michael Palin, George Harrison, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner
Roles Mrs. Emily Pules
Rating73% 3.696763.696763.696763.696763.69676
L'histoire d'un groupe fictif de Liverpool, "The Rutles", ressemblant étrangement aux Beatles...
Witch's Night Out
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Actors Gilda Radner, Catherine O'Hara, Fiona Reid
Roles Witch (The Fairy Godmother)
Rating79% 3.953073.953073.953073.953073.95307
The plot involves a depressed witch who is 'summoned' by a pair of children, named Small and Tender, who are upset at not being able to scare anyone on Halloween. The witch turns them, and their babysitter (Bazooey), into a werewolf, ghost (previously their Halloween costumes), and Bazooey into a Frankenstein's monster. The witch then takes them to the Halloween party-in-progress at her isolated mansion on the edge of town. However, the citizens of the town get offended at the thought of real monsters in their town, and form a mob, under the leadership of the straight-laced 'Goodly'. The Witch loses her magic wand, which gets attached to a woman named Malicious, and is unable to turn Bazooey and the kids back to humans. The group of supernatural and parnormal beings is chased through the town and forest by the mob, losing them. Malicious and her partner, Rotten, misuse the wands powers, which causes alot of damage to the town, but also summons the Witch and the kids to their location. Regaining her wand, The Witch uses its power to turn Malicious and Rotten into monsters, while turning the Frankenstein, Ghost and Werewolf back into Bazooey, Tender and Small. Eventually, the Witch uses her powers to restore everything to normal, showing the town that she isn't an evil witch. The town quickly accepts The Witch, and she starts turning people into what they want to be for Halloween.
The Last Detail, 1h43
Directed by Hal Ashby
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Military humor in film, Seafaring films, Transport films, Road movies, Buddy films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Otis Young, Clifton James, Carol Kane, Michael Moriarty
Roles Nichiren Shoshu Member
Rating75% 3.798053.798053.798053.798053.79805
U.S. Navy petty officers Billy "Badass" Buddusky (Jack Nicholson) and Richard "Mule" Mulhall (Otis Young), are awaiting orders in Norfolk, Virginia when they are assigned a shore patrol detail escorting young sailor, Seaman Larry Meadows (Randy Quaid), to Portsmouth Naval Prison near Kittery, Maine. Meadows has drawn a stiff eight-year sentence for the petty crime of trying to steal $40 from a collection box of his Commanding Officer's wife's favorite charity. Despite their initial resentment of the detail, the oddly likeable Meadows begins to grow on the two Navy "lifers" as they escort him on a train ride through the wintry north-eastern states; particularly as they know what the Marine guards are like at Portsmouth and the grim reality facing their young prisoner. As the pair begin to feel sorry for Meadows and the youthful experiences he will lose being incarcerated, they decide to show him a good time before delivering him to the authorities.

Scriptwriter

Gilda Live
Gilda Live (1980)
, 1h36
Directed by Mike Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Gilda Radner, Paul Shaffer, Don Novello, Howard Shore
Roles Writer
Rating71% 3.584943.584943.584943.584943.58494
Gilda Live est une version filmé du one-man show comique de Gilda Radner, enregistré à Broadway, avec les membres les plus importants du groupe du Saturday Night Live.