Loni Anderson

Actor, Teacher
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 ... Read more »
Born: 08/05/1946 in St Paul, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Actor (82)

So noTORIous 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Christmas Special Christmas Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mullets 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

V.I.P. 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Clueless 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Empty Nest 1993 - 1994, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Deidre Hall 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Melrose Place 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Movie Stars 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Three Sisters 1993 - 1994, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Barbara Eden: Out of the Bottle 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Lynda Carter 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

67th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain 1998 (Movie)

Medusa (Actor)

A Night At the Roxbury 1998 (Movie)

Barbara Bubati (Actor)

31st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Presenter

Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Nurses 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

People's 20th Birthday 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 8th Annual American Comedy Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of TV's Censored Bloopers 2 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

1991 King Orange Jamboree Parade 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

A Party For Richard Pryor 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Munchie 1992 (Movie)

Cathy (Actor)

What About Me? I'm Only 3! 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope's 1990 Christmas Show From Bermuda 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

Grand Theft Hotel 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

New and Improved Kids 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Sorry, Wrong Number 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

All Dogs Go to Heaven 1989 (Movie)

of Flo (Voice)

Too Good to Be True 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

A Whisper Kills 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Friday Night Surprise! 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Easy Street 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Stranded 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

A Letter to Three Wives 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Dom DeLuise and Friends, Part 4 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Partners in Crime 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Stroker Ace 1983 (Movie)

Pembrook Feeney (Actor)

Sunday Funnies 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Magic With the Stars 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Sizzle 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Candid Camera Special 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

WKRP in Cincinnati 1978 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Merry Christmas From the Grand Ole Opry 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Siegfried and Roy 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fantastic Funnies 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Tom Snyder's Celebrity Spotlight 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Magnificent Magnet of Santa Mesa 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Harry O 1974 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Baby Daddy (Tv Show)

Actor

Blondie and Dagwood (TV Show)

Voice

Coins in the Fountain (TV Show)

Actor

Country Gold (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Family Secrets (TV Show)

Actor

My Mother's Secret Life (TV Show)

Actor

Necessity (TV Show)

Actor

The Jayne Mansfield Story (TV Show)

Actor

The Price She Paid (TV Show)

Actor

Three on a Date (TV Show)

Actor

Without Warning (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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.

Relationships

Claydon Anderson

Father
Died of prostate cancer at age 53

Maxine Anderson

Mother
Died of cancer c. 1985

Andrea Anderson

Sister

Ross Bickell Actor

Husband
Married Jan. 28, 1974 Divorced Aug. 20, 1981

Geoffrey Brown

Companion
Dated c. 1993-94 No longer together

Bob Flick Theme Song

Husband
Married May 17, 2008

Bruce Hasselberg

Husband
Married 1964 Divorced 1966

Deidre Hoffman

Daughter
Born c. 1965; father, Bruce Hasselberg

Burt Reynolds Actor

Husband
Married April 29, 1988 Filed for divorce June 1993; separation was much publicized in tabloids Divorced June 17, 1994

Quinton Reynolds

Son
Born Aug. 31, 1988 Adopted 1988 with-then husband Burt Reynolds

EDUCATION

University of Minnesota

graduated

University of Minnesota

graduated

Milestones

1999

Made guest appearances on the syndicated "V.I.P." playing the mother of Pamela Anderson (Lee)

1993

Joined the cast of the NBC comedy "Nurses" as Casey MacAfee

1991

Played tragic 1930s Hollywood comedy actress Thelma Todd in the TV-movie, "White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd"

1984

Starred as Sydney Kovak opposite Lynda Carter on the short-lived detective series, "Partners in Crime"

1983

Made feature film debut as the female lead of the action film, "Stroker Ace", starring Burt Reynolds

1980

Played the title role in the TV-movie, "The Jayne Mansfield Story", dramatizing the tragic life of the 1950s 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)

Taught school before becoming professional actress

Starred as L.K. McGuire on the short-lived NBC comedy series, "Easy Street"

Was a leading member of the ensemble cast of the popular CBS sitcom, "WKRP in Cincinnati" (played Jennifer Marlowe)

Bonus Trivia

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

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