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Also Known As: Loni Kaye Anderson Died:
Born: August 5, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: St Paul, Minnesota, USA Profession: actor, teacher

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Tall, buxom, blonde leading lady, almost exclusively on TV, best known for her amusing work as Jennifer, the perfect receptionist who inexplicably manages to live glamorously on her modest income, on the popular CBS sitcom, "WKRP in Cincinnati" (1978-82). After the show ended, Anderson kept very busy on TV in a series of specials (especially Bob Hope's regular comedy-variety fests) and in many TV-movies, often remakes of old film classics. (Among these are 1980s TV versions of "A Letter to Three Wives", "Leave Her to Heaven", "Three Coins in the Fountain" and "Sorry, Wrong Number"; she also played classical Hollywood film stars Thelma Todd and Jayne Mansfield in TV biopics.) Anderson married actor Burt Reynolds (with whom she had worked in the feature film "Stroker Ace" in 1983) in 1988 and adopted a son with him, but in the summer of 1993, they filed for divorce in a much-publicized media mudslinging battle.

Tall, buxom, blonde leading lady, almost exclusively on TV, best known for her amusing work as Jennifer, the perfect receptionist who inexplicably manages to live glamorously on her modest income, on the popular CBS sitcom, "WKRP in Cincinnati" (1978-82). After the show ended, Anderson kept very busy on TV in a series of specials (especially Bob Hope's regular comedy-variety fests) and in many TV-movies, often remakes of old film classics. (Among these are 1980s TV versions of "A Letter to Three Wives", "Leave Her to Heaven", "Three Coins in the Fountain" and "Sorry, Wrong Number"; she also played classical Hollywood film stars Thelma Todd and Jayne Mansfield in TV biopics.) Anderson married actor Burt Reynolds (with whom she had worked in the feature film "Stroker Ace" in 1983) in 1988 and adopted a son with him, but in the summer of 1993, they filed for divorce in a much-publicized media mudslinging battle.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Night at the Roxbury, A (1998) Barbara Bubati
3.
 Deadly Family Secrets (1995) Martha
4.
 Without Warning (1994)
5.
 Price She Paid, The (1992) Lacey Stewart
6.
 Munchie (1992) Cathy
8.
 Coins In The Fountain (1990) Leah Crawford
9.
 Grand Theft Hotel (1990) Dawn St Clair
10.
 All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989) Voice Of Flo
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Taught school before becoming professional actress
1974:
Appeared in the TV detective drama "Harry O" in a recurring role as Lindsay, roommate to Sue Ingram (played by Farrah Fawcett) and neighbor to the series protagonist (played by David Janssen)
:
Was a leading member of the ensemble cast of the popular CBS sitcom, "WKRP in Cincinnati" (played Jennifer Marlowe)
1980:
Played the title role in the TV-movie, "The Jayne Mansfield Story", dramatizing the tragic life of the 1950s actress
1983:
Made feature film debut as the female lead of the action film, "Stroker Ace", starring Burt Reynolds
1984:
Starred as Sydney Kovak opposite Lynda Carter on the short-lived detective series, "Partners in Crime"
:
Starred as L.K. McGuire on the short-lived NBC comedy series, "Easy Street"
1991:
Played tragic 1930s Hollywood comedy actress Thelma Todd in the TV-movie, "White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd"
1993:
Joined the cast of the NBC comedy "Nurses" as Casey MacAfee
1999:
Made guest appearances on the syndicated "V.I.P." playing the mother of Pamela Anderson (Lee)
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Education

University of Minnesota: -
University of Minnesota: -

Notes

She was honored with the American Cancer Society's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991.

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husband:
Bruce Hasselberg. Businessman. Married in 1964; divorced in 1966; father of Deidra.
husband:
Ross Bickell. Actor. Married in 1973; divorced in 1981.
husband:
Burt Reynolds. Actor, director. Married on April 29, 1988 in Jupiter Florida; filed for divorce in June 1993.
companion:
Geoffrey Brown. Lawyer. Born c. 1949; began relationship in late 1993.
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father:
Andrew Anderson. Died of prostate cancer at age 53.
mother:
Maxine Anderson. Died of cancer c. 1985.
sister:
Andrea Anderson. Younger.
daughter:
Deidra Hasselberg. Born c. 1965; married with two children (born c. 1996 and c. 1998).
son:
Quinton Reynolds. Born c. August 1988; adopted with Burt Reynolds.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"My Life in High Heels" William Morrow

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