Gilda Radner

Gilda Radner

Highest Rated: 92% All You Need Is Cash (1978)

Lowest Rated: 18% Haunted Honeymoon (1986)

Birthday: Jun 28, 1946

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Born in 1946, in Detroit, Michigan, Gilda Radner got her lover of performance from her father, who operated a hotel frequented by artists and musicians. She majored in drama at the University of Michigan, but dropped out before her final year and moved with her boyfriend to Canada. In Toronto she had her first big break, playing in the 1972 production of "Godspell" with Eugene Levy, Martin Short and others. By 1974, Radner had moved to New York and was a featured performer on "The National Lampoon Radio Hour" until 1975 when she was the first cast member for "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975-). She would be followed by many of her National Lampoon performers and writers, including Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, and John Belushi. On the show, Radner created a number of unique comic characters including Roseanne Roseannadanna and Baba Wawa, her spoof of news anchor Barbara Walters. When she left the show in 1980 with most of the original cast, Radner went on to release "Gilda Live" (1980), a filmed version of her acclaimed one-woman show on Broadway. In 1982, Radner starred in "Hanky Panky" (1982) opposite her future husband, Gene Wilder. The two would appear in two more films together, "The Woman in Red" (1984), and "Haunted Honeymoon" (1986). In 1986, Radner was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which went briefly into remission before returning to take her life in 1989.

Highest rated movies

All You Need Is Cash
The Last Detail
Hanky Panky
The Woman in Red
First Family
Haunted Honeymoon




18% 53% Haunted Honeymoon Vickie Pearle (Character) $7.5M 1986
No Score Yet 26% Movers and Shakers Livia Machado (Character) - 1985
33% 38% The Woman in Red Ms. Milner (Character) - 1984
40% 31% Hanky Panky Kate Hellman (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 53% It Came From Hollywood Unknown (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 80% Gilda Live Herself/Various Characters (Character) - 1980
20% 6% First Family Gloria Link (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gilda Herself/Various Characters (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 88% Animalympics Unknown (Voice) - 1979
No Score Yet 78% Witch's Night Out Unknown (Character) - 1978
92% 82% All You Need Is Cash Mrs. Emily Pules (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gift of Winter Nicely/Malicious (Character) - 1974
89% 87% The Last Detail Nichiren Shoshu Member (Character) - 1973


No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character) 1975-1980