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Gilda Radner Net Worth

Gilda Radner Net Worth is
$2 Million

Gilda Radner Biography

Gilda Radner was born on 28 June 1946, in Detroit, Michigan USA, to parents Henrietta and Herman of Jewish heritage, and was best known as a comedian who had been in the original cast of ‘’Saturday Night Live’’. She passed away in 1989.

So just how rich was Gilda Radner? Authoritative sources report that Radner’s net worth was as high as $2 million, accumulated from her career in the acting industry as a comedian on Broadway and in the movies.

Gilda Radner Net Worth $2 million

Gilda attended University Liggett School in Detroit, and after matriculating enrolled into the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1964. However, she never graduated, dropping out in her senior year. She then moved to Toronto where she made her acting debut with the Second City Comedy troupe. Gilda joined National Lampoon Radio Hour, a comedy radio program widely recognized across the US, playing alongside John Belushi, Chevy Chase and Richard Belzer, among others. Subsequently she teamed up with the cast of “Saturday Night Live” in the first season in 1975, and in addition to making notable appearances in the show, she was included in writing a lot of the material too. Having landed a successful role in a widely recognized television show, Radner was gaining a lot of recognition. One of her colleagues stated that she was the first one to make fun of the news anchors, and now everybody does that. Many agree that her acting skills were a significant addition to the show throughout the mid- and late-‘70s, especially portraying the elderly woman Emily Litella, and so receiving an Emmy Award for her work. Her net worth was certainly well set.

In the upcoming period, Radner went on to parody celebrities such as Lucille Ball and Patti Smith, and due to her success in the industry, she was offered her own variety television show in 1979, but she turned this opportunity down. As of the same year, she was the host of Music for UNICEF concert, and made a Broadway appearance in ‘’Gilda Radner – Live From New York’’, which was recorded and released as a movie entitled ‘’Gilda Love’’ in the same year, but which received poor reviews. In the forthcoming year, all of the original members of SNL were released.

At that time, Radner was working with Sam Waterson on the play “Lunch Hour”, which received acclaim and was praised by the critics, newspapers and magazines nationwide.

In addition to being an actress and comedian, Gilda wrote an autobiography ‘’It’s Always Something’’. She had two notable movie roles in mid ‘80s in the movies ‘’ The Woman in Red’’ and ‘’ Haunted Honeymoon’’, adding somewhat to her net worth.

Radner received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1992.

In her personal life, Gilda left college to follow her boyfriend who moved to Toronto. She was married twice, firstly to G. E. Smith, a musician who worked on her Broadway play with her. Her second husband was actor Gene Walder – the couple married on 18 September 1984 in Saint-Tropez. They went on to make another movie together, and remained together until Gilda’s death in 1989. Throughout her life, she dealt with several eating disorders, however, Radner died of ovarian cancer. She had been treated for it once before, but the illness eventually returned. Her husband subsequently established Gilda Radner Hereditary Cancer Program, a hospital at Cedars-Sinai, with the purpose of the hospital being the screening of women who are at high risk of developing cancer.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameGilda Radner
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthJune 28, 1946
DiedMay 20, 1989, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of BirthDetroit, Michigan, United States
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
ProfessionComedian, Actor, Screenwriter
EducationUniversity of Michigan
NationalityAmerican
SpouseGene Wilder (m. 1984–1989), G. E. Smith (m. 1980–1982)
ParentsHenrietta Radner, Herman Radner
SiblingsMichael Radner
NicknamesGilda Susan Radner
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilda_Radner
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album, CableACE Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance - Variety Or Music Program
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety Or Music Program, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series
MoviesSaturday Night Live, Haunted Honeymoon, The Woman in Red, Hanky Panky, Gilda Live, First Family, The Rutles, The Last Detail, Movers & Shakers, Animalympics, Witch's Night Out, It Came from Hollywood, Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins, Music for UNICEF Concert, The Gift of Winter
TV ShowsSaturday Night Live, Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins, Music for UNICEF Concert


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1She was romantically involved with Peter Firth in the late 1970s.
2Was considered for the role of Shirley Feeney on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley (1976) according to Penny Marshall. The role eventually went to Cindy Williams.
3Her SNL character Roseanne Roseannadanna is the partial inspiration for the sobriquet of Glasgow, Scotland post-hardcore/indie-pop rock band Dananananaykroyd, as is the real name of her Saturday Night Live (1975) "Weekend Update" co-star, Dan Aykroyd.
4Was a mentor to actress Catherine O'Hara.
5She was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on June 27, 2003.
630 Rock (2006) star and creator (and ex-Saturday Night Live (1975) writer and player) Tina Fey has named Gilda as the main reason she became a comedy writer.
7Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives." Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 718-720. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
8Attended and graduated from The Liggett School (now University Liggett School) in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan (1966).
9Classic recurring characters include Roseanne Rosannadanna, Judy Miller, Emily Litella, Baba Wawa (a parody of Barbara Walters), Lisa Loopner, Candy Slice and Rhonda Weiss.
10Biography in: "American National Biography." Supplement 1, pp. 499-500. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
11She was of Russian Jewish, Polish Jewish, and Lithuanian Jewish ancestry.
12Won a Posthumous Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording (1990).
13Is the only female player from Saturday Night Live (1975) to win an Outstanding Performance Emmy Award for her work on the show.
14Gene Wilder and Gilda's cancer psychotherapist, Joanna Bull, established Gilda's Club in 1991. This was Gilda's wish that a place could be established where people of all ages diagnosed with cancer could come together and support one another through the illness. The centers are non-medical and very homey, with an art center, exercise facility, game rooms and a children's room called Noogieland, so named for "noogies", one of Gilda's comedic actions. No such place as Gilda's Club existed when she battled her ovarian cancer. Gilda's Club currently has centers all over the United States and Canada.
15Her mother named her after the title character played by Rita Hayworth in the film noir Gilda (1946).
16Following her untimely death, she was interred at Long Ridge Cemetery in Stamford, Connecticut.
17One of the members of the Toronto comedy troupe Second City.
18Dated Martin Short during the early 1970s, after meeting him during the run of the legendary 1972 Toronto production of "Godspell". In addition to Radner and Short, this production also starred Victor Garber, Eugene Levy, Dave Thomas and Andrea Martin, with Paul Shaffer as musical director. Radner's understudy, Canadian comic actress Nancy Dolman began dating Short in 1974 and married him in 1980.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Saturday Night Live (1975)$750 /week (1975 season)


Quotes

#Quote
1There is no real security except for whatever you build inside yourself.
2Some stories don't have a clear beginning middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity...


Pictures

All Gilda Radner pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionPosthumously. On 27 June 2003. At 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or MusicSaturday Night Live (1975)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy SeriesIt's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986)
1979Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy-Variety or Music ProgramSaturday Night Live (1975)Lorne Michaels (producer)

Dan Aykroyd (star)

John Belushi (star)

Jane Curtin (star)

Garrett Morris (star)

Bill Murray (star)

Laraine Newman (star)
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or MusicSaturday Night Live (1975)


Filmography

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Haunted Honeymoon1986Vickie Pearle
Movers & Shakers1985Livia Machado
The Woman in Red1984Ms. Milner
Hanky Panky1982Kate Hellman
First Family1980Gloria Link
Saturday Night Live1975-1980TV SeriesVarious Emily Litella Baba Wawa ...
Animalympics1980Barbra Warblers / Brenda Springer / Cora Lee Perrier / ... (voice)
Witch's Night Out1978TV MovieThe Godmother (voice)
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash1978TV MovieMrs. Emily Pules
The Gift of Winter1974TV ShortNicely / Malicious / Narrator (voice)
The Collaborators1974TV Series
Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins1974TV Series
Jack: A Flash Fantasy1974TV MovieJill of Hearts
The Last Detail1973Nichiren Shoshu Member

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stealing Time2009performer: "Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd2005Video performer: "The Sound of Music" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Gilda Radner2005Video performer: "Stayin' Alive" uncredited, "We Gather Together" uncredited, "Gimme Mick" uncredited, "Stretch Marks", "F-U-L-L-F-I-L-L-M-E-N-T", "My Songs Are My Children", "You'll Be Sorry Someday", "Vantage Blues", "Evil Ways" uncredited
Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi2005TV Special performer: "What'd I Say" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live Christmas1999Video performer: "Winter Wonderland" - uncredited
Postcards from the Edge1990writer: "I Love to Be Unhappy"
Haunted Honeymoon1986performer: "Always in All Ways", "Ballin' the Jack"
Saturday Night Live1975-1980TV Series performer - 16 episodes
Gilda Live1980Documentary performer: "Let's Talk Dirty to the Animals", "The Audition/I Love to Be Unhappy", "Don Kirshner/Rhonda Weiss Introduction/Go...", "If You Look Close/Gimme Mick", "Emily Litella", "Roseanne Roseannadanna", "Honey Touch Me With My Clothes On"
Bob & Ray, Jane, Laraine & Gilda (TV Special)1979performer: "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" - uncredited
Things We Did Last Summer1978TV Movie performer: "Things We Did Last Summer"
The Muppet Show1978TV Series performer - 1 episode

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gilda Radner: It's Always Something2002TV Movie book "It's Always Something"
The Best of Gilda Radner1989Video documentary
Gilda Live1980Documentary
Saturday Night Live1975-1978TV Series additional material - 3 episodes

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Life with Jeannie2013TV Series thanks - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1988TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1983-1986TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Reading Rainbow1985TV SeriesHerself
The New Show1984TV SeriesHerself / Various
The Making of 'The Woman in Red'1984TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hour Magazine1983TV SeriesHerself
It Came from Hollywood1982DocumentaryHerself
Today1980TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The 34th Annual Tony Awards1980TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Direction of a Musical
Gilda Live1980DocumentaryHerself / Various Characters
Saturday Night Live1976-1979TV SeriesHerself / Conchita / Girl / ...
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video1979Herself
Since '451979Documentary'Saturday Night' performer
Good Morning America1979TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Bob & Ray, Jane, Laraine & Gilda (TV Special)1979Herself / Patty / Amy Kaplan / ...
The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song1979TV SpecialIntroduction
Things We Did Last Summer1978TV MovieHerself
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1978TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music
The Muppet Show1978TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest Star
The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1977TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music and Presenter
4th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1977TV SpecialHerself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Live from New York!2015DocumentaryHerself / Various Characters
The Insider2015TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV SpecialHerself - Cast Member (In Memoriam)
An SNL Valentine2015TV SpecialLisa Loopner / Various
DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon2015DocumentaryHerself / Actrice
Saturday Night Live: Christmas Special2014TV SpecialVarious
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special2014TV SpecialJean Loud
Saturday Night Live1989-2014TV SeriesBaba Wawa / Dancer
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving2013TV SpecialJean Loud (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Backstage2011TV Special documentaryVarious
The Women of SNL2010TV MovieEmily Litella / Various
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas2009TV MovieHerself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts2009TV SpecialLa Dolce Gilda (uncredited)
A Company of Players2008Video documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
Role Model: Gene Wilder2008TV Movie documentaryKate Hellman (uncredited)
E! True Hollywood Story1997-2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Making Trouble2007DocumentaryHerself
Second City: First Family of Comedy2006TV Mini-Series documentary
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd2005VideoVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Gilda Radner2005VideoHerself / Various Characters
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentaryHerself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies2005TV MovieVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi2005TV SpecialHerself / Various (uncredited)
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHerself
The Trials of Henry Kissinger2002DocumentaryBaba Wawa (uncredited)
Gilda Radner: It's Always Something2002TV MovieHerself
Gilda Radner's Greatest Moments2002TV SpecialHerself / Various
SNL Remembers John Belushi2002TV SpecialHerself
The Making of 'Tron'2002Video documentaryAnimalympics characters
Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies2000TV SpecialMrs. Mel (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Christmas1999VideoHerself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHerself / Various (uncredited)
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieVarious
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin1998TV SpecialVarious Characters (uncredited)
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Best of Schiller's Reel1994VideoHerself
Friends of Gilda1993TV MovieHerself
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash1992TV SpecialBaba Wawa, Miss Lillian Carter (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial1991TV SpecialVarious Characters (uncredited)
Funny Women of Television1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Best of Gilda Radner1989Video documentaryHerself / Judy Miller / Roseanne Rosannadanna / ...
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialHerself
The Best of Chevy Chase1987Video documentaryHerself
The Best of Dan Aykroyd1986VideoHerself / Various Characters
The Best of John Belushi1985VideoHerself / Various Characters
The Winds of Whoopie1983TV Movie
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