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LONI ANDERSON BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Loni Anderson was born on August 5th, 1945 in St. Paul, Minnesota with the middle name Kaye, born to Maxine Hazel and Klaydon Carl Anderson.  After graduating from Alexander Ramsey High School she went on to study art at the University of Minnesota.  In her spare time she entered a number of beauty contests and was the runner-up for "Miss Minnesota". 
 
After college she found work as a teacher and then developed an interest in acting working on a number of stage productions as well as some small commercial roles.  Some of her earlier stage credits were in the plays, "Send Me No Flowers", "Can-Can", "The Star-Spangled Girl", "Fiddler on the Roof" and "The Threepenny Opera".
 
Along with developing herself as a stage actress, Loni also began working on such television series as, "S.W.A.T." (1975), "The Invisible Man" (1975), "Harry O" (1975), "Phyllis" (1975) and "Three's Company" (1976) starring John Ritter.
 
Loni's initial foray into films was the highly dramatic western movie "Nevada Smith" (1966) starring Steve McQueen.  In 1978 she was cast in her break out role on the television series, "WKRP in Cincinnati" playing Jennifer Marlowe.  She followed his role with a variety of television movie roles, "The Jayne Mansfield Story" (1980), "White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd" (1981), "Country Gold" (1982), "A Letter to Three Wives" (1985), "Coins in the Fountain" (1990), "The Price She Paid" (1992) and "Deadly Family Secrets" (1995).
 
More recently Loni has appeared on, "Nurses" (1991), "V.I.P" (1999), "The Mullets" (2003), "So noTORIous" (2006) and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (2010).
 
Although her professional career was quite successful she always had the reputation of a 'bombshell beauty' and has had a hard time getting away from that to show her true talent as an actress.  She has also constantly been the focus of media attention for her number of high profile marriages. 
 
Loni Anderson has married four times with her first marriage ending in divorce before she was even twenty one years old to Bruce Donald Hasselberg from 1964 through 1966.  She then married Ross Bickell in 1974 and this marriage came to an end in 1981.  Her third marriage was to actor Burt Reynolds is 1988 and they have one adopted son.  This marriage also came to an end in 1994.  Her fourth and final husband is Bob Flick and they remain together today.  

 
Filmography

2010   The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 

2006   So noTORIous 

2003-2004  The Mullets

2001   Three Sisters

1999   V.I.P.

1999   Movie Stars

1998   A Night at the Roxbury

1998   3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain 

1998   Fast Track

1998   Clueless 

1997   Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 

1996   Melrose Place

1995   Deadly Family Secrets 

1995   Burke's Law

1994   Without Warning 

1994   Gambler V: Playing for Keeps

1993-1994  Nurses 

1993   Empty Nest 

1992   Munchie

1992   The Price She Paid

1991-1992  The New WKRP in Cincinnati

1991   White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd

1990   Coins in the Fountain 

1990   B.L. Stryker

1990   Blown Away

1989   All Dogs Go to Heaven 

1989   Blondie & Dagwood: Second Wedding Workout 

1989   Sorry, Wrong Number 

1988   Too Good to Be True

1988   A Whisper Kills 

1988   Necessity 

1987   Blondie & Dagwood 

1986-1987  Easy Street

1986   Stranded 

1985   A Letter to Three Wives 

1985   Amazing Stories

1984   Partners in Crime

1984   My Mother's Secret Life

1983   Stroker Ace

1982   Country Gold

1978-1982  WKRP in Cincinnati

1981   Sizzle 

1980   Fantasy Island 

1977-1980  The Love Boat

1980   The Jayne Mansfield Story 

1980   Siegfried and Roy

1978   Three's Company 

1978   The Incredible Hulk

1978   Three on a Date

1977   The Bob Newhart Show 

1977   The Magnificent Magical Magnet of Santa Mesa 

1976   The McLean Stevenson Show 

1976   Barnaby Jones 

1976   Vigilante Force

1976   Police Story 

1975   Police Woman

1975   Phyllis

1975   Harry O

1975   The Invisible Man

1975   S.W.A.T

1966   Nevada Smith







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