Anderson, Loni 1945(?)–

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ANDERSON, Loni 1945(?)–


Full name, Loni Kaye Anderson; born August 5, 1945 (some sources say 1946, 1947, or 1950), in St. Paul, MN; daughter of Klaydon Carl "Andy" (an environmental chemist) and Maxine Hazel (a model) Anderson; married Bruce Hasselberg (a salesperson), 1964 (divorced, 1966); married Ross Bickell (an actor), 1974 (divorced, 1981); married Burt Reynolds (an actor), April 29, 1988 (divorced, 1994); children: (first marriage) Deidre Hoffman; (third marriage) Quinton Anderson (adopted). Education: University of Minnesota, B.A., art and drama.

Addresses: Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 Tenth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Manager—Media Four, 8840 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Actress. Miss Minnesota, first runner up, 1964; won a number of local beauty contests, including Miss Roseville, 1963, Miss Thermo–Jac Clothing, Miss Thom McCann Shoes, Miss County Style Ford, Miss No Frost Eskimo, and Queen of the Hole–in–One; appeared in television commercials for Mall of America, 1997, and Lipton's Sizzle & Stir, 2001. Previously worked as a school teacher. Activist work in National Lung Health Education Program, 1998–2001.

Awards, Honors: Golden Globe Award nomination, best TV actress in a supporting role, 1980, Golden Globe Award nominations, best performance by an actress in a TV series—musical/comedy, 1981–82, Emmy nominations, best supporting actress in a comedy, variety, or music series, 1980–81, all for WKRP in Cincinnati; September 12, 2001, declared "Loni Anderson Day" in Minnesota.


Television Appearances; Series:

Lindsay, Harry O, ABC, 1974.

Jennifer Elizabeth Marlowe, WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1978–82.

Sydney Kovak, Partners in Crime, NBC, 1984.

L. K. McGuire, Easy Street, NBC, 1986–87.

Casey MacAfee, Nurses, NBC, 1993–94.

Teri Carson, Melrose Place, Fox, 1995–96.

Modern Cuisine, Food Network and PAX, 2002.

Mandi Mullet–Heidecker, The Mullets, UPN, 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Fanny Porter, Gambler V: Playing for Keeps, CBS, 1994.

Herself, I Love the '70s (documentary), VH1, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Miss Daroon, The Magnificent Magical Magnet of Santa Mesa (also known as The Adventures of Freddy), NBC, 1977.

Angela Ross, Three on a Date, ABC, 1978.

Title role, The Jayne Mansfield Story (also known as Jayne Mansfield: A Symbol of the 50's), CBS, 1980.

Julie Davis, Sizzle, ABC, 1981.

Mollie Dean Purcell, Country Gold, CBS, 1982.

Ellen Blake, My Mother's Secret Life, ABC, 1984.

Lora Mae Holloway, A Letter to Three Wives, NBC, 1985.

Stacy Tweed, Stranded, NBC, 1986.

Ellen Berent, Too Good to Be True, NBC, 1988.

Lauren LaSalle, Necessity, CBS, 1988.

Liz Bartlett, A Whisper Kills (also known as Whisperkill), ABC, 1988.

Angela Stevenson, Sorry, Wrong Number, USA Network, 1989.

Leah Crawford, Coins in the Fountain, 1990.

Blown Away, 1990.

Title role, White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd, NBC, 1991.

Lacey Stewart, The Price She Paid (also known as Plan of Attack), CBS, 1992.

(Uncredited) Actress in opening movie segment, Without Warning (also known as July 13), CBS, 1994.

Martha, Deadly Family Secrets (also known as Family Secrets), NBC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Circus of the Stars #4, CBS, 1979.

Host, Merry Christmas from the Grand Ole Opry (also known as Christmas in Opryland), ABC, 1979.

The Magic of David Copperfield II, CBS, 1979.

Host, The Fantastic Funnies, CBS, 1980.

Bob Hope's All–Star Look at TV's Prime Time Wars, NBC, 1980.

Siegfried and Roy, NBC, 1980.

Host, The New and Spectacular Guinness Book of World Records, ABC, 1980.

Bob Hope's All–Star Comedy Birthday Party, NBC, 1980.

The Bob Hope Christmas Special (also known as The Bob Hope Christmas Show and All–Star Comedy Special), NBC, 1980.

The Bob Hope Christmas Special, NBC, 1981.

The Bob Hope Comedy Special, 1981.

Bob Hope's Spring Fling of Comedy and Glamour, NBC, 1981.

Host, The Candid Camera Special, NBC, 1981.

Bob Hope's All–Star Comedy Look at the Fall Season: It's Still Free and Worth It!, NBC, 1981.

Host, Magic with the Stars, NBC, 1982.

Bob Hope's Women I Love—Beautiful But Funny, NBC, 1982.

Bob Hope's Christmas Special, NBC, 1982.

Night of 100 Stars, ABC, 1982.

Host, Sunday Funnies, NBC, 1983.

Bob Hope's Wicki–Wacky Special from Waikiki, NBC, 1984.

Dom DeLuise and Friends—Part IV, ABC, 1986.

Voice of Blondie, Blondie and Dagwood (animated), CBS, 1987.

Friday Night Surprise! (also known as Surprise!), 1988.

Voice of Blondie, Blondie and Dagwood's Second Wedding Workout (animated), CBS, 1989.

Connie Francis: A Legend in Concert, 1989.

Host, New and Improved Kids (documentary; also known as Raising Good Kids in Bad Times), syndicated, 1990.

Bob Hope's 1990 Christmas Show from Bermuda, 1990.

Host, The 1991 King Orange Jamboree Parade, 1991.

A Party for Richard Pryor, CBS, 1991.

Ringmaster, The All New Circus of the Stars & Side Show XVII (also known as The 17th Annual All New Circus of the Stars & Side Show and Circus of the Stars and Sideshow), CBS, 1992.

What About Me? I'm Only 3!, CBS, 1992.

Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories, NBC, 1993.

The Return of TV's Censored Bloopers 2, NBC, 1993.

People's 20th Birthday, ABC, 1994.

The 67th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, 1998.

Barbara Eden: Out of the Bottle (documentary), Arts & Entertainment, 1999.

Intimate Portrait: Loni Anderson (documentary), Lifetime, 1999.

Burt Reynolds: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Intimate Portrait: Lynda Carter (documentary), Lifetime, 2000.

Intimate Portrait: Deidre Hall (documentary), Lifetime, 2001.

Lynda Carter: The E! True Hollywood Story (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Modern Cuisine's Fall Harvest Special, Food Network, 2002.

CBS at 75, CBS, 2003.

Also appeared in the Shaun Cassidy Special and The Christmas Special, Trio.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, 1991.

The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards, 1991.

Presenter, The 8th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1994.

Presenter, The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1994.

Presenter, The 31st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, NBC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Swenson, Winner Take All, CBS, 1977.

Tom Snyder's Celebrity Spotlight, NBC, 1980.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Miss Texas, "The Steel–Plated Security Blanker," S.W. A.T., ABC, 1975.

Andrea Hanover, "Man of Influence," The Invisible Man, 1975.

Linzy, "Lester Two," Harry O, 1975.

Dee Dee Danvers, "Deadly Reunion," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1976.

Joanna Morgan, "Sins of Thy Father," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1976.

Leslie Greely, "Carlin's New Suit," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1977.

(Uncredited) Barbie, "The Understudy/Married Singles/Lost and Found," The Love Boat, ABC, 1977.

Lead Model, "Of Guilt, Models, and Murder," The Incredible Hulk, CBS, 1978.

Stewardess Susan Wallace, "Coffee, Tea, or Jack," Three's Company, ABC, 1978.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1991.

Whodunnit?, NBC, 1979.

The Merv Griffin Show, syndicated, 1979.

Dinah!, 1979.

Kitty, "The Kinfolk/Sis and the Slicker/Moonlight and Moonshine/Affair: Parts 1 & 2," The Love Boat, ABC, 1980.

The Big Show, 1980.

Kim, "Secretary to the Stars/Julie's Decision/The Horse Lover/Gopher and Isaac Buy a Horse," The Love Boat, ABC, 1980.

Kim Holland, "The Love Doctor/Pleasure Palace/Possessed," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1980.

Cupid, "Guilt Trip," Amazing Stories, NBC, 1985.

Win, Lose, or Draw, syndicated, 1987.

Dawn St. Clair, "Grand Theft Auto," B. L. Stryker, ABC, 1990.

Casey MacAfee, "Bye–Bye, Baby ... Hello: Part 1," Empty Nest, 1993.

Casey MacAfee, "Mama Todd, the Sequel," Empty Nest, 1993.

Casey MacAfee, "Mother Dearest," Empty Nest, 1993.

Guest, The Extraordinary, syndicated, 1994.

Claudia Loring, "Who Killed the Highest Bidder?," Burke's Law, CBS, 1995.

Herself, "Women in Film," Women of the House, CBS, 1995.

The Oprah Winfrey Show, syndicated, 1995.

Cousin Racine Spellman, "Witch Trash," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, ABC, 1997.

Barbara Collier, "Labour of Love," Clueless, 1998.

Vallery's mother, V.I.P., syndicated, 1998.

Audrey Wyatt, "Mothers & Brothers," Movie Stars, The WB, 1999.

Carol Irons, "Stop or Val's Mom Will Shoot," V.I.P., syndicated, 1999.

Janet, "Mother's Day," Three Sisters, NBC, 2001.

Good Day Live, 2003.

The Wayne Brady Show, 2003.

Also appeared in Phyllis, CBS, and as herself, Before They Were Stars.

Film Appearances:

Peaches, Vigilante Force, 1976.

Pembrook Feeney, Stroker Ace, Universal/Warner Bros., 1983.

(Uncredited) Cameo, The Lonely Guy, Universal, 1984.

Voice of Flo, All Dogs Go to Heaven (animated), United Artists, 1989.

Cathy, Munchie (also known as Munchie Strikes Back), Concorde, 1992.

Medusa, 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain, TriStar/Columbia, 1998.

Mrs. Butabi, A Night at the Roxbury, Paramount, 1998.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared as Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday; Tzeitel, Fiddler on the Roof; Sophie, The Star Spangled Girl; and in productions of Never Too Late, The Can–Can, The Threepenny Opera, Any Wednesday, Send Me No Flowers, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.



(With Warren Larkin) My Life in High Heels (autobiography), Morrow, 1995.



Good Housekeeping, September, 1993, p. 56; November, 1995, pp. 116–19.

People Weekly, June 28, 1993, p. 60; September 13, 1993, p. 80; November 8, 1993, p. 100; November 20, 1995, pp. 42–45, 46–49; July 31, 2000, p. 72; September 15, 2003, p. 85.

Redbook, May, 1994, p. 97.

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