Louie Anderson

American stand-up comedian and actor

Louis Perry Anderson (March 24, 1953 – January 21, 2022)[2] was an American stand-up comedian, actor, author and game show host.[3] Anderson made the cartoon series Life with Louie and has written three books. He was the host of the second revival of the game show Family Feud, from 1999 to 2002. He was nominated three times for an Emmy Award, for his performance on the comedy television series Baskets, and won it once in 2016.[4]

Louie Anderson
Anderson in 2012
Birth nameLouis Perry Anderson[1]
Born(1953-03-24)March 24, 1953
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
DiedJanuary 21, 2022(2022-01-21) (aged 68)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
MediumStand-up, film, television
GenresObservational comedy

On January 18, 2022, it was announced that Anderson had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2012 and was undergoing treatment in Las Vegas.[5] He died three days later at the age of 68.[6]

References change

  1. "FamilySearch.org". FamilySearch.
  2. Patten, Dominic (21 January 2022). "Louie Anderson Dies: Comedian & Emmy Winner Was 68". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  3. Roura, Phil (1999-03-21). "Playing The Heavy - For Laughs Louie Anderson Turns Childhood Abuse & Weight Into the Stuff of Standup". New York Daily News. New York. Archived from the original on 2008-07-17. Retrieved 2008-07-17.
  4. "Louie Anderson". Emmys.com. Television Academy. Retrieved November 19, 2021.
  5. "Minnesota actor-comedian Louie Anderson undergoing cancer treatment". Startribune.com. Star Tribune. Archived from the original on January 18, 2022. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  6. Chapman, Wilson (January 21, 2022). "Louie Anderson, Emmy-Winning Comedian, Dies at 68". Variety. Retrieved January 21, 2022.