Rosie Shuster

Part of the original lineup of writers on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), Rosie Shuster continued a family heritage of humor initiated by her father, Frank Shuster of Wayne & Shuster fame. Just as her father had ... Read more »
Born: 06/19/1950 in Toronto, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Writer (4)

Saturday Night Live 1975 - 1977, 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Writer

The Larry Sanders Show 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Writer

Square Pegs 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Writer

Gilda Live 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (3)

Gilda Radner: The E! True Hollywood Story 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blues Brothers 1980 (Movie)

Cocktail Waitress (Actor)
Producer (2)

The Carol Burnett Show 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

Part of the original lineup of writers on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), Rosie Shuster continued a family heritage of humor initiated by her father, Frank Shuster of Wayne & Shuster fame. Just as her father had found the ideal partner, Shuster also discovered her own perfect collaborators. She entered the business with longtime friend and eventual husband Lorne Michaels, whose keen judgment and ability to work with comedic talent landed him producer duties on "SNL." Shuster also proved to be an excellent match with fellow "SNL" scribe Anne Beatts. Together, they helped create some of the program's most memorable characters, including Emily Litella, Baba Wawa, and Roseanne Roseannadanna, successfully overcoming the prevalent "chicks aren't funny" sexism of the era. Staying with "SNL" for a time after the big talent purge of 1980 and then returning again in 1986, Shuster survived the program's lean years and walked away with a pair of Primetime Emmys and a handful of nominations for her efforts. That track record led to a creative invitation from Carol Burnett to help with her latest network vehicles and Shuster's comedic talents also enlivened "Square Pegs" (CBS, 1982-83), "The Larry Sanders Show" (HBO, 1992-98) and "Bob and Margaret" (Comedy Central, 1998-2002). While asked primarily to write for the female stars of "SNL," Shuster also came up with material that made excellent use of the entire cast and the perseverance and quality work she offered helped make her a groundbreaking television comedy scribe.

Relationships

Dan Aykroyd Actor

Companion
Dated c. 1977; lived together while she was still married to Lorne Michaels No longer together

Ruth Burstyn

Mother

Lorne Michaels Writer

Husband
Met in high school when she was 14 and he was 16 Married Oct. 5, 1971 Divorced 1980

Frank Shuster

Father
Born Sept. 5, 1916; half of Canadian TV and radio comedy team Wayne & Shuster

Joe Shuster Source Material

Cousin
Born July 10, 1914; co-creator of Superman Died July 30, 1992

Steve Shuster

Brother

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