Loni Anderson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Loni Kaye Anderson (born August 5, 1945) is an American actress who played the role of Jennifer Marlowe on the television sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. Anderson was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, August 5, 1945, the daughter of Maxine Hazel (née Kallin), a model, and Klaydon Carl "Andy" Anderson, an environmental chemist and grew up in suburban Roseville. As a senior at Alexander Ramsey Senior High School in Roseville in 1963, she was voted Valentine Queen of Valentine's Day Winter Formal. She attended the University of Minnesota. As she says in her autobiography, My Life in High Heels, 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." So it was changed to just plain "Loni." Anderson's most famous acting role came as receptionist Jennifer Marlowe on WKRP in Cincinnati. Her pinup photo in a bikini became one of the best-selling wall posters of the 1970s. She and husband Burt Reynolds made one film together, the 1983 stock-car racing comedy Stroker Ace, a huge box-office failure. Shortly after her divorce from Reynolds, she appeared as a regular in the final season (1993–1994) on the NBC sitcom Nurses. Anderson portrayed actress Jayne Mansfield in a made-for-TV biopic with Arnold Schwarzenegger as her husband, Mickey Hargitay. She teamed with Lynda Carter in a 1984 television series, Partners in Crime. Anderson made ...

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3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)

Three young boys, Rocky, Colt and Tum Tum together with their neighbor girl, computer whiz Amanda are visiting Mega Mountain amusement park when it is invaded by an army of ninjas led by evil Medusa, who wants to take over the park and hold the owners for ransom. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean McNamara
CAST:  Victor Wong  •  Mathew Botuchis  •  Hulk Hogan  •  Loni Anderson

Three young boys, Rocky, Colt and Tum Tum together with their neighbor girl, computer whiz Amanda are visiting Mega Mountain amusement park when it is invaded by an army of ninjas led by evil Medusa, who wants to take over the park and hold the owners for ransom. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean McNamara
CAST:  Victor Wong  •  Mathew Botuchis  •  Hulk Hogan  •  Loni Anderson

A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

Despite being well into adulthood, brothers Doug and Steve Butabi still live at home and work in the flower shop owned by their dad. They exist only to hit on women at discos, though they're routinely unsuccessful until a chance run-in with Richard Grieco gets them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Fortenberry
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Chris Kattan  •  Jennifer Coolidge  •  Michael Clarke Duncan

Despite being well into adulthood, brothers Doug and Steve Butabi still live at home and work in the flower shop owned by their dad. They exist only to hit on women at discos, though they're routinely unsuccessful until a chance run-in with Richard Grieco gets them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Fortenberry
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Chris Kattan  •  Jennifer Coolidge  •  Michael Clarke Duncan

All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the warning that doing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Bluth
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Judith Barsi  •  Melba Moore

When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the warning that doing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Bluth
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Judith Barsi  •  Melba Moore

Nevada Smith (1966)

Nevada Smith is the young son of an Indian mother and white father. When his father is killed by three men over gold, Nevada sets out to find them and kill them. The boy is taken in by a gun merchant. The gun merchant shows him how to shoot and to shoot on time and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Karl Malden  •  Brian Keith  •  Arthur Kennedy

Nevada Smith is the young son of an Indian mother and white father. When his father is killed by three men over gold, Nevada sets out to find them and kill them. The boy is taken in by a gun merchant. The gun merchant shows him how to shoot and to shoot on time and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Karl Malden  •  Brian Keith  •  Arthur Kennedy

The Lonely Guy (1984)

A writer for a greeting card company learns the true meaning of loneliness when he comes home to find his girlfriend in bed with another man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Charles Grodin  •  Merv Griffin  •  Judith Ivey

A writer for a greeting card company learns the true meaning of loneliness when he comes home to find his girlfriend in bed with another man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Charles Grodin  •  Merv Griffin  •  Judith Ivey

Without Warning (1994)

A television program is interupted by a news network announcing that three meteors have hit the United States, France and China. At first it seems natural but after interviews by scientists and eyewitness seems to suggest that it is not. Three more meteors are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Iscove
CAST:  Sander Vanocur  •  Jane Kaczmarek  •  Bree Walker  •  John de Lancie

A television program is interupted by a news network announcing that three meteors have hit the United States, France and China. At first it seems natural but after interviews by scientists and eyewitness seems to suggest that it is not. Three more meteors are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Iscove
CAST:  Sander Vanocur  •  Jane Kaczmarek  •  Bree Walker  •  John de Lancie

Too Good to Be True (1988)

A self-entitled woman is determined to keep her new man to herself at all costs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian I. Nyby II
CAST:  Loni Anderson  •  Patrick Duffy  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Larry Drake

A self-entitled woman is determined to keep her new man to herself at all costs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian I. Nyby II
CAST:  Loni Anderson  •  Patrick Duffy  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Larry Drake

My Mother's Secret Life (1984)

16 year old Tobi has just lost her father, whom she has been living with. She finds her mother's address in his papers. So Tobi builds up a fantasy of what her mother, Ellen Blake, must be like. But when she goes to see her, she finds out her mother is a high ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Markowitz
CAST:  Loni Anderson  •  Amanda Wyss  •  Paul Sorvino  •  James Sutorius

16 year old Tobi has just lost her father, whom she has been living with. She finds her mother's address in his papers. So Tobi builds up a fantasy of what her mother, Ellen Blake, must be like. But when she goes to see her, she finds out her mother is a high ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Markowitz
CAST:  Loni Anderson  •  Amanda Wyss  •  Paul Sorvino  •  James Sutorius

Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (2012)

If Carol Channing didn't exist, no one could have made her up. One in a billion, Carol , at 89, remains an unstoppable, megawatt dynamo. Broadway diva extraordinaire is just the icing. Carol Channing hovered at the pinnacle of the entertainment world from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dori Berinstein
CAST:  Carol Channing  •  Loni Anderson  •  Mary Jo Catlett  •  Marge Champion

If Carol Channing didn't exist, no one could have made her up. One in a billion, Carol , at 89, remains an unstoppable, megawatt dynamo. Broadway diva extraordinaire is just the icing. Carol Channing hovered at the pinnacle of the entertainment world from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dori Berinstein
CAST:  Carol Channing  •  Loni Anderson  •  Mary Jo Catlett  •  Marge Champion

Night of 100 Stars (1982)

The most glittering, expensive, and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place Friday February 19, 1982 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible as a contribution to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Peter Allen  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Steve Allen

The most glittering, expensive, and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place Friday February 19, 1982 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible as a contribution to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Peter Allen  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Steve Allen

A Letter to Three Wives (1985)

Three women are going on a trip that leaves incommunicado with the rest of the world and before they leave; a woman who either has a history or relationship with each of their husbands leaves them a letter that says that she is leaving with one of their husbands. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Elikann
CAST:  Loni Anderson  •  Ann Sothern  •  Michele Lee  •  Stephanie Zimbalist

Three women are going on a trip that leaves incommunicado with the rest of the world and before they leave; a woman who either has a history or relationship with each of their husbands leaves them a letter that says that she is leaving with one of their husbands. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Elikann
CAST:  Loni Anderson  •  Ann Sothern  •  Michele Lee  •  Stephanie Zimbalist

The Muppets Go Hollywood (1979)

In this one-hour special, Kermit the Frog throws a glamorous party at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub to celebrate the premiere of the Muppets' first feature film, The Muppet Movie. Hosts Dick van Dyke and Rita Moreno interview the wide array of celebrities and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stan Harris
CAST:  Frank Oz  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Richard Hunt  •  Dave Goelz

In this one-hour special, Kermit the Frog throws a glamorous party at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub to celebrate the premiere of the Muppets' first feature film, The Muppet Movie. Hosts Dick van Dyke and Rita Moreno interview the wide array of celebrities and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stan Harris
CAST:  Frank Oz  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Richard Hunt  •  Dave Goelz

Whisper Kill (1988)

Ambitious reporter, Liz Bartlett, secretly wishes that Jerry Caper, her business associate were dead. Yet her hidden desire soon becomes a reality when he is brutally murdered. Investigative reporter, Dan Walker is assigned to the murder case and becomes intrigued ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian I. Nyby II
CAST:  Loni Anderson  •  Joe Penny  •  June Lockhart  •  James Sutorius

Ambitious reporter, Liz Bartlett, secretly wishes that Jerry Caper, her business associate were dead. Yet her hidden desire soon becomes a reality when he is brutally murdered. Investigative reporter, Dan Walker is assigned to the murder case and becomes intrigued ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian I. Nyby II
CAST:  Loni Anderson  •  Joe Penny  •  June Lockhart  •  James Sutorius

Munchie (1992)

No friends. The new school sucks. And Mom (Loni Anderson) is in love with a sleazy research doctor (Andrew Stevens). Pretty bleak. That’s how life looks to ten-year-old Gage (Jaime McEnnan) when suddenly, into his world pops the magical Munchie (Dom DeLuise). ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Wynorski
CAST:  Loni Anderson  •  Andrew Stevens  •  Jamie McEnnan  •  Arte Johnson

No friends. The new school sucks. And Mom (Loni Anderson) is in love with a sleazy research doctor (Andrew Stevens). Pretty bleak. That’s how life looks to ten-year-old Gage (Jaime McEnnan) when suddenly, into his world pops the magical Munchie (Dom DeLuise). ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Wynorski
CAST:  Loni Anderson  •  Andrew Stevens  •  Jamie McEnnan  •  Arte Johnson

The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980)

The gaudy rise and dizzy fall of the last great Hollywood blonde bombshell: Jayne Mansfield.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dick Lowry
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Loni Anderson  •  G. D. Spradlin  •  Ray Buktenica

The gaudy rise and dizzy fall of the last great Hollywood blonde bombshell: Jayne Mansfield.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dick Lowry
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Loni Anderson  •  G. D. Spradlin  •  Ray Buktenica

White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd (1991)

When '30s film star Thelma Todd dies mysteriously, her relationship with New York mobster Lucky Luciano is investigated.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Wendkos
CAST:  Loni Anderson  •  Maryedith Burrell  •  Robert Davi  •  Paul Dooley

When '30s film star Thelma Todd dies mysteriously, her relationship with New York mobster Lucky Luciano is investigated.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Wendkos
CAST:  Loni Anderson  •  Maryedith Burrell  •  Robert Davi  •  Paul Dooley

Necessity (1988)

A model discovers her wealthy husband is a dangerous drug dealer. She leaves him, taking along two million dollars of his money, but what she really wants is custody of their daughter. She hatches a plan to abduct her daughter and take her to safety. Meanwhile, her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Miller
CAST:  Loni Anderson  •  Hank Baumert  •  Diana Bellamy  •  Roberta Callahan

A model discovers her wealthy husband is a dangerous drug dealer. She leaves him, taking along two million dollars of his money, but what she really wants is custody of their daughter. She hatches a plan to abduct her daughter and take her to safety. Meanwhile, her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Miller
CAST:  Loni Anderson  •  Hank Baumert  •  Diana Bellamy  •  Roberta Callahan

Stroker Ace (1983)

Stroker Ace, a champion NASCAR driver, is standing at the top of his career, but is getting fed up with having to do as he's told. In between rebelling against his sponsor (a fried chicken chain)'s promotion gimmicks (like making him dress up in giant chicken suit) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Needham
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Ned Beatty  •  Jim Nabors  •  Parker Stevenson

Stroker Ace, a champion NASCAR driver, is standing at the top of his career, but is getting fed up with having to do as he's told. In between rebelling against his sponsor (a fried chicken chain)'s promotion gimmicks (like making him dress up in giant chicken suit) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Needham
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Ned Beatty  •  Jim Nabors  •  Parker Stevenson

Vigilante Force (1976)

Vigilante Force is a 1976 American action film concerning a Vietnam War veteran (Kris Kristofferson) and his buddies, who are hired by his brother (Jan-Michael Vincent) and others in a small California town for protection from rowdy oil-field workers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Armitage
CAST:  Kris Kristofferson  •  Jan-Michael Vincent  •  Victoria Principal  •  Bernadette Peters

Vigilante Force is a 1976 American action film concerning a Vietnam War veteran (Kris Kristofferson) and his buddies, who are hired by his brother (Jan-Michael Vincent) and others in a small California town for protection from rowdy oil-field workers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Armitage
CAST:  Kris Kristofferson  •  Jan-Michael Vincent  •  Victoria Principal  •  Bernadette Peters

Deadly Family Secrets (1995)

A New York executive, Martha, witnesses a murder and discovers that the killer is her new brother-in-law. When her sister is nearly killed and her sister's children kidnapped to silence her, she must unravel the mystery behind the murder to save the kids and see ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard T. Heffron
CAST:  Loni Anderson  •  Gigi Rice  •  Greg Evigan  •  Barry Corbin

A New York executive, Martha, witnesses a murder and discovers that the killer is her new brother-in-law. When her sister is nearly killed and her sister's children kidnapped to silence her, she must unravel the mystery behind the murder to save the kids and see ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard T. Heffron
CAST:  Loni Anderson  •  Gigi Rice  •  Greg Evigan  •  Barry Corbin
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