Today's Birthdays

one click shows all of today's celebrity birthdays

Browse All Birthdays

43,625    Actors
27,931    Actresses
4,867    Composers
7,058    Directors
842    Footballers
221    Racing drivers
925    Singers
9,111    Writers

Get FamousLikeMe on your website
One line of code gets FamousLikeMe on your website. Find out more.

Subscribe to Daily updates

Add to Google

privacy policy

Famous Like Me > Actress > A > Loni Anderson

Profile of Loni Anderson on Famous Like Me

Name: Loni Anderson  
Also Know As:
Date of Birth: 5th August 1946
Place of Birth: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Profession: Actress
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
Promotional image of Loni Anderson, late 70's.
Loni Anderson as she appeared on WKRP in Cincinnati

Loni Kaye Anderson (born August 5, 1946 in St. Paul, Minnesota) is an American actress, best known for her role as bodacious with an attitude "Jennifer Marlowe" on the television sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati and as a former wife of Burt Reynolds (from 1988 to 1993). Her divorce from Reynolds was a bitter, well-publicized debacle.

As she tells it 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".

Shortly after her divorce from Reynolds, she appeared as a regular in the final season (1993-1994) on the NBC sitcom Nurses.

Her most famous acting role came as the highly-paid, sexy, intelligent secretary Jennifer Marlowe on WKRP in Cincinnati. She has also been in various movies. Anderson made a series of cameo appearances on television shows in the late 1990s and early 2000s, such as the Spellmans' "witch-trash" cousin on Sabrina, The Teenage Witch and Vallery Irons' mother on V.I.P.. Most recently she starred in the UPN flop, The Mullets.

TV Work

Anderson as Jane Mansfield, circa 1980.
Loni Anderson today
  • The Magnificent Magical Magnet of Santa Mesa (1977)
  • Three on a Date (1978)
  • WKRP in Cincinnati (1978-1982)
  • The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980)
  • Sizzle (1981)
  • Country Gold (1982)
  • My Mother's Secret Life (1984)
  • Partners in Crime (1984) (canceled after 4 months)
  • A Letter to Three Wives (1985)
  • Stranded (1986)
  • Easy Street (1986-1987)
  • Blondie and Dagwood (1987) (voice)
  • Necessity (1988)
  • A Whisper Kills (1988)
  • Too Good to Be True (1988)
  • Sorry, Wrong Number (1989)
  • Blown Away (1990)
  • Coins in the Fountain (1990)
  • White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd (1991)
  • The Price She Paid (1992)
  • Nurses (cast member from 1993-1994)
  • Gambler V: Playing for Keeps (1994)
  • Without Warning (1994) (Cameo)
  • Deadly Family Secrets (1995)
  • The Mullets (2003-2004)


  • Vigilante Force (1976)
  • Stroker Ace (1983)
  • The Lonely Guy (1984) (Cameo)
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989) (voice)
  • Munchie (1992)
  • 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)
  • A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

External Links

  • Loni Anderson at the Internet Movie Database
  • Loni Anderson at the Voice Chasers Database

This content from Wikipedia is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Loni Anderson