Where Is She Now: Loni Anderson (Actress) as Jennifer Marlowe - WKRP in Cincinnati.
Name: Loni Anderson
Born: August 5, 1945, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Claim To Fame: She is best known for her role as receptionist Jennifer Marlowe on WKRP in Cincinnati.
Family Life: Anderson was married to Bruce Hasselberg from
1964?1966, Ross Bickell from 1973?1981, actor (and one-time co-star) Burt Reynolds from 1988?1993, and she has been married to musician Bob Flick since 2008. She has a daughter, Deidra Hoffman, from her first marriage to Bruce Hasselberg, and a son, Quinton Anderson Reynolds (born August 31, 1988), whom she and Burt Reynolds adopted.
Info: Anderson had small roles on such shows as S.W.A.T., Police Woman, Barnaby Jones, and Three's Company before securing the role of Jennifer on WKRP in Cincinnati.
Her sexy status led to a bunch of TV movie roles, including playing tragic Hollywood sex sirens Jayne Mansfield in The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980), and Thelma Todd in White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd (1991).
She paired up with Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter in the series Partners in Crime, which did not meet with much sucess. She also starred in the short-lived series Easy Street (1986) as a Law Vegas showgirl who inherits a bunch
Loni tried her hand in feature films, which is where she met her future husband Burt Reynolds.
Trivia: Her pinup photo in a bikini became one of the best-selling wall posters of the 1970s.
Is currently a practicing Lutheran.
Was voted Valentine Queen of Valentine's Day Winter Formal when she was a high school senior at Alexander Ramsey Senior High School in Roseville, MN.
Her father was originally going to name her "Leiloni," but then realized to his horror that when she got to her teen years it was liable to be twisted into "Lay Loni."
Is the daughter of Maxine Hazel (n?e Kallin), a model, and Klaydon Carl "Andy" Anderson, an environmental chemist.
Won a bunch of local beauty pageants as a teenager.
Owns a massive collection of Snow White miniatures and other Disney memorabilia.
Is of Swedish descent.
Is a natural brunette.
Where Is She Now: In recent years, Loni has appeared in
several sitcoms and series guest spots. Most recently, she played Tori Spelling's materialistic mom in So NoTORIous (2006), which was not approved by Tori's real-life mom. In 2010, she appeared in a segment on The Tonight Show with
Jay Leno as Jay's mom.
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20652 Lassen Street, #98
Chatsworth, CA 91311
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