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Emmy-winning comedian Louie Anderson dies at 68

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Emmy-winning comedian Louie Anderson dies at 68

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louie Anderson, whose more than four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning performance as the mother of adult twins on the television series “Baskets,” died Friday. . He was 68 years old.

Anderson died in a Las Vegas hospital of cancer, said Glenn Schwartz, his longtime publicist. Anderson had a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Schwartz previously said.

Anderson won a 2016 Emmy for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Christine Baskets, mother of twins played by Zach Galifianakis. Anderson received three consecutive Emmy Award nominations for her performance.

He was a familiar face elsewhere on television, including as the host of a revival of the “Family Feud” game show from 1999 to 2002, and on comedy specials and frequent talk show appearances from end of the night.

Anderson voiced an animated version of himself as a child in “Life With Louie”. He created the cartoon series, which first aired in prime time in late 1994 before switching to Saturday mornings for its run from 1995 to 1998. Anderson won two Daytime Emmy Awards for the role.

He made guest appearances on several television series, including “Scrubs” and “Touched by an Angel,” and was on the big screen in 1988’s “Coming to America” ​​and the Eddie Murphy comedy sequel. last year.

Anderson also toured regularly with his stand-up act and as a stand-up comedian.

Emmy-winning comedian Louie Anderson dies at 68

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