• Loni Anderson is an American actress best known for her role in the sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati”
• She was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota USA and grew up in Roseville, Minnesota
• She has starred in several movies, TV series, and voiced Flo in the classic animated film “All Dogs Go to Heaven”
• Her net worth is estimated at over $12 million
• She has been married four times and has a daughter and an adopted son



Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 5, 1945
SpouseBob Flick, Burt Reynolds, Ross Bickell, Bruce Hasselberg
MarkPlatinum blonde hair
FactGrandmother of McKenzie Hoffman and Megan Hoffman.
PaymentsEarned $20,000 per 1/2 hour episode from WKRP in Cincinnati (1978)


Who Is Loni Anderson?

Loni Andreson is an American actress, who you probably still remember from the sitcom on CBS, “WKRP in Cincinnati” (1978–1982), in which she played the receptionist, Jennifer Marlowe. For this role, she won three Golden Globe and two Emmy Award nominations. She was also Casey MacAfee in the TV series “Nurses”, among other projects on which she’s worked.

Loni Anderson Age, Early Life, Bio

Loni Kaye Andreson was born on the 5th August 1945, in Saint Paul, Minnesota USA; she is the daughter of Klaydon Carl “Andy” Anderson, an environmental chemist and Maxine Hazel, a model.

In her autobiography, she revealed to us that her father first wanted to give her the name “Leiloni,” but he soon realized that it might be twisted into “Lay Loni,” hence the shortened version. Loni grew up in suburban Roseville, Minnesota, where she attended Alexander Ramsey Senior High School. In 1963, she was voted Valentine Queen at the Valentine’s Day Winter Formal, and was a Miss Minnesota runner-up in 1964.

Loni Anderson Career

Loni attended the University of Minnesota to study art, but soon left, and appeared in several local commercials, before making her film debut in a small role in the 1966 film “Nevada Smith,” starring Steve McQueen.

For nearly a decade after that, she went virtually unemployed as an actress, until being cast in guest roles in various television series in the mid-1970s, in two episodes of “S.W.A.T.,” then in the sitcom “Phyllis,” and as a waitress in “Police Woman” and “Police Story.” In 1976 Loni starred in the TV series “Barnaby Jones”, and “The McLean Stevenson Show” as Mrs. Swenson, and her guest-starring role as Susan Walters in a season two episode of the popular sitcom “Three’s Company,” brought her to the attention of the ABC network.

The role that made her famous came in 1978, in the sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati,” in which she played the sultry receptionist Jennifer Marlowe – the creator of the sitcom, Hugh Wilson, admitted that Loni got the role because her body looked like Jayne Mansfield, and because she possessed the innocent sexuality of Marilyn Monroe.

Rise to Stardom

The series aired for four years, and it was popular mainly among teenagers, young adults, and disc jockeys. As she was the “main attraction” of the series, Loni demanded more money per episode, and during negotiations she actually starred as Jayne Mansfield in the CBS made-for-television film “The Jayne Mansfield Story” in 1980.

During the eighties, Loni was one of the most significant sex symbols in Hollywood – in 1983 she starred in the comedy film “Stroker Ace,” but which was a critical and box office failure, then played a significant role in the movie drama “My Mother’s Secret Life” in 1984, and appeared as herself in the romantic comedy “The Lonely Guy,” and played Sydney Kovak in the TV series “Partners in Crime.” Roles that are also worth mentioning are L.K. McGuire, in “Easy Street” (1986-1987), Madeleine Stevenson in “Sorry, Wrong Number” (1989), and Thelma Todd in “White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd” (1991). In the classic animated film “All Dogs Go to Heaven” (1989), she voiced Flo, a dog collie.

Loni Anderson

Career Decline

Loni’s acting career gradually declined in the late 1980s. She wanted to co-star with her then husband Burt Reynolds in his CBS sitcom “Evening Shade” in the early 1990s, but the producers did not like the idea, and they replaced Anderson with Marilu Henner. Loni was added to the third season of the NBC sitcom “Nurses” in 1993, playing hospital administrator Casey MacAfee. Although everyone expected her appearance to add to the popularity of the series, it was canceled shortly thereafter. During the late 1990s, Loni appeared in popular TV series “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” (1997), “Clueless” (1996–1999), and “V.I.P.” (1999), and in the early 2000s in series “The Mullets” (2004) as Mandi Mullet-Heidecker in 11 episodes, and in “So Notorious” (2006) as Kiki Spelling, in eight episodes.

Where is She Now?

After this, we didn’t see her on TV for the next 10 years. She returned to the small screens with the not so popular series “My Sister Is So Gay” in 2016, in 12 episodes of the series though 2018, but since then she hasn’t made any new appearances. Nevertheless, she did feature in the TV series “Baby Daddy” also in 2016, and in the TV short “Love You More” in 2017.

Loni Anderson Net Worth and Appearance

Her divorce from Bert Reynolds increased her bank account by $2 million, but her primary source of income has been her earnings from her acting career, in several movies but numerous television series. The estimated net worth of Loni Anderson is over $12 million, as of early 2020.

Loni Anderson stands at 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall, while she weighs approximately 125lbs ~ 57kgs, and her vital statistics are 37-25-35 – her bra size is 34C. She has blonde hair and brown eyes.

Loni Anderson Personal Life

Before Loni even reached the age of 21, she was married and divorced. Her first of four marriages was to her fellow Minnesotan, Bruce Hassellberg when she was 18 years old, from 1964 to 1966, and the couple welcomed a daughter, Diedra, shortly after their vows. After divorce, it was a difficult time for Anderson, and Loni had to take a teaching job to support herself and her baby while completing her college education.

In 1973, Loni married another aspiring actor, Ross Bickell. Desiring more and better opportunities in the film industry, the couple decided to leave Minnesota and move to Los Angeles in 1975. However, all the glory that afflicted them had a negative effect on their marriage – Loni’s instant fame led to the dissolution of her second marriage, and in 1981 the couple divorced. A few years later, she met Burt Reynolds, and Loni said YES for the third time in 1988. They decided to adopt a child, a son Quentin, but this romance didn’t last forever – they went through a nasty divorce, and Bert once even stated before his death that marrying Loni was one of his worse moves.

For 15 years, Loni was alone, but married for the fourth time in 2008 to the musician Bob Flick, and they are still together.

Loni is active in humanitarian work; she spreads awareness about the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung disease. In 1997 she published her autobiography, “My Life in High Heels,” in which she stated she was physically abused during her third marriage, ie Bert Reynolds.

General Info

Full NameLoni Anderson
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 5, 1945
Height1.68 m
ProfessionVoice Actor
EducationUniversity of Minnesota
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseBob Flick, Burt Reynolds, Ross Bickell, Bruce Hasselberg
ChildrenQuinton Anderson Reynolds, Deidra Hoffman
ParentsMaxine Hazel Kallin, Klaydon Carl "Andy" Anderson

Accomplishments

NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television
MoviesStroker Ace, 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain, A Night at the Roxbury, The Jayne Mansfield Story, All Dogs Go to Heaven, White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd, Munchie, Coins in the Fountain, Too Good to Be True, Whisper Kill, Deadly Family Secrets, The Gambler V: Playing for Keeps, Th...
TV ShowsSo Notorious, The Mullets, Nurses, Easy Street, Amazing Stories, Partners in Crime, WKRP in Cincinnati

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Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Deep sultry voice
2Voluptuous figure
3Large brown eyes
4Platinum blonde hair

Salary

TitleSalary
WKRP in Cincinnati (1978)$20,000 per 1/2 hour episode

Quotes

#Quote
1Look up the definition of rejection in the dictionary, get really comfortable with it, and then maybe you can go into acting.
2I'm a real woman with a real heart and I have to live with a beautiful body and a pretty face which is not nearly as easy as it sounds.
3[on the paparazzi] They almost ran me off the road several times. There are so many chances that they take to get the right photo.
4[on how smoking used to be depicted in films] In the movies, Bette Davis lights two cigarettes and hands the second one to James Cagney. It was so glamorous and romantic.

Facts

#Fact
1Has English and Swedish ancestry and was raised Lutheran.
2Grandmother of McKenzie Hoffman and Megan Hoffman.
3Mother of Deidre Hoffman with her first husband, Bruce Hasselberg.
4Attended and graduated from the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minnesota.
5Attended and graduated from Alexander Ramsey High School in Roseville, Minnesota (1963).
6Worked as a schoolteacher to support herself and her daughter, while completing her college education.
7Has appeared in two remakes of Jeanne Crain's films, Leave Her to Heaven (1945) and A Letter to Three Wives (1949), although she did not play Crain's character in either film.
8Growing up with parents who smoked and were affected with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, she became the spokesperson for the National Lung Health Education Program's campaign and COPDTogether to increase awareness about COPD and caregiver support.
9On January 16, 2008, she was engaged to her former flame, Bob Flick. They first met at a movie premiere when she was 17 years old and a model. They dated for six months before they later married on May 17, 2008.
10Possesses a massive collection of Snow White miniatures and other Disney memorabilia, animation art, dolls, music boxes, plates and dachshund figures (which she inherited from her mother) that occupies a sizable room in her home.
11Described her early development and subsequent decision to have breast reduction surgery as follows, "When I was 14 my measurements were 37D-20-32. Now I feel more in proportion at 36-24-36 instead of outrageous.".
12Won a bushel of local beauty contests as a teenager including her hometown Miss Roseville pageant in 1963 which allowed her to compete (and become a finalist) in the Miss Minnesota competition. Among her other, less prestigious, titles were; Miss Thermo-Jac Clothing, Miss Thom McCann Shoes, Miss County Style Ford, Miss No Frost Eskimo and Queen of the Hole-In-One.
13As a high school senior, she was voted Valentine Queen of her school's winter formal.
14Has an adopted son, Quinton A. Reynolds (aka Quinton Anderson Reynolds) (born on August 31, 1988), with former husband, Burt Reynolds.
15Auditioned for the role of Chrissy Snow on the situation comedy Three's Company (1976), which went to Suzanne Somers.
16When she was a teenager, her mother was very struck by an attractive actor on television and told Loni that was the kind of guy she ought to marry. The actor's name was Burt Reynolds, who she eventually did marry.

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stranded1986TV MovieStacy Tweed
A Letter to Three Wives1985TV MovieLora Mae Holloway
Amazing Stories1985TV SeriesLove
Partners in Crime1984TV SeriesSydney Kovak
My Mother's Secret Life1984TV MovieEllen Blake
Stroker Ace1983Pembrook Feeney
Country Gold1982TV MovieMollie Dean Purcell
WKRP in Cincinnati1978-1982TV SeriesJennifer Marlowe
Sizzle1981TV MovieJulie Davis
Fantasy Island1980TV SeriesKim Holland
The Love Boat1977-1980TV SeriesKitty Scofield / Kim Holland / Barbie
The Jayne Mansfield Story1980TV MovieJayne Mansfield
Three's Company1978TV SeriesSusan Walters
The Incredible Hulk1978TV SeriesSheila Cantrell
Three on a Date1978TV MovieAngela Ross
The Bob Newhart Show1977TV SeriesLeslie Greely
The Magnificent Magical Magnet of Santa Mesa1977TV MovieMrs. Daroon
The McLean Stevenson Show1976TV SeriesMrs. Swenson
Barnaby Jones1976TV SeriesJoanna Morgan / Dee Dee Danvers
Vigilante Force1976Peaches (uncredited)
Police Story1976TV SeriesWaitress
Police Woman1975TV SeriesWaitress
Phyllis1975TV SeriesRita
Harry O1975TV SeriesLinzy
The Invisible Man1975TV SeriesAndrea Hanover
S.W.A.T.1975TV SeriesArt Teacher / Miss Texas
Nevada Smith1966Brunette Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Baby Daddy2016TV SeriesNana Lyle
My Sister Is So Gay2016TV SeriesFrances
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV SeriesJay's Mom (segment "Cop 'n Kitty")
So Notorious2006TV SeriesKiki Spelling
The Mullets2003-2004TV SeriesMandi Mullet-Heidecker
Three Sisters2001TV SeriesJanet
V.I.P.1999TV SeriesCarol Irons
Movie Stars1999TV SeriesAudrey Wyatt
A Night at the Roxbury1998Barbara Butabi
3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain1998Medusa
Fast Track1998TV Series
Clueless1998TV SeriesBarbara Collier
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1997TV SeriesRacine
Melrose Place1996TV SeriesTeri Carson
Deadly Family Secrets1995TV MovieMartha
Women of the House1995TV SeriesLoni Anderson
Burke's Law1995TV SeriesClaudia Loring
Without Warning1994TV MovieActress in Opening Movie Segment (uncredited)
Gambler V: Playing for Keeps1994TV MovieFanny Porter
Nurses1993-1994TV SeriesCasey MacAfee
Empty Nest1993TV SeriesCasey MacAfee
Munchie1992Cathy
The Price She Paid1992TV MovieLacey
The New WKRP in Cincinnati1991-1992TV SeriesJennifer Marlowe
White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd1991TV MovieThelma Todd
Blown Away1990TV MovieLauren
Coins in the Fountain1990TV MovieLeah
B.L. Stryker1990TV SeriesDawn St. Claire
All Dogs Go to Heaven1989Flo (voice)
Blondie & Dagwood: Second Wedding Workout1989TV MovieBlondie Bumstead (voice)
Sorry, Wrong Number1989TV MovieMadeleine Stevenson
Too Good to Be True1988TV MovieEllen Berent
Whisper Kill1988TV MovieLiz Bartlett
Necessity1988TV MovieLauren LaSalle
Blondie & Dagwood1987TV MovieBlondie Bumstead (voice)
Easy Street1986-1987TV SeriesL.K. McGuire

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nurses1993TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Jayne Mansfield Story1980TV Movie performer: "Put Your Arms Around Me Honey"
WKRP in Cincinnati1980TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unsung Hollywood2016TV Series documentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - The Love Boat
The Doctors2014TV SeriesHerself
Carol Channing: Larger Than Life2012DocumentaryHerself
Unscripted2011TV SeriesHerself
Annul Victory2009DocumentaryHerself
Forever Plaid2008Herself
Back to the Grind2007TV SeriesHerself
Whatever Happened To?2007TV SeriesHerself
TV Land's Top Ten2005-2006TV Series documentaryHerself
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV SeriesHerself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2006TV SeriesHerself
SoapTalk2006TV SeriesHerself
Duck Dodgers2005TV SeriesHerself
The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
CBS at 752003TV Special documentaryHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2003TV SeriesHerself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Good Day Live2003TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Squares2003TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait1999-2001TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself - Friend
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Harrison Ford2000TV MovieHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert Wise1998TV Special documentaryHerself
Vibe1998TV SeriesHerself
The Daily Show1998TV SeriesHerself
The 31st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1996TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-1996TV SeriesHerself
The 1994 Annual Diversity Awards1994TV SpecialHerself
The 8th Annual American Comedy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories1993TV SpecialChristmas Guest
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHerself
Circus of the Stars and Sideshow1992TV Special documentaryHerself - Ringmaster
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
What About Me? I'm Only 3!1992TV MovieHerself
A Party for Richard Pryor1991TV Special documentaryHerself
The 5th Annual Sterling Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
The Annual National Convention of Christians and Jews1991TV MovieHerself
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1980-1991TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The 8th Annual American Cinema Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Bob Hope's 1990 Christmas Show from Bermuda1990TV SpecialHerself
Live with Kelly and Ryan1990TV SeriesHerself
3rd Degree!1989TV SeriesHerself
Connie Francis: A Legend in Concert1989TV MovieHerself
Win, Lose or Draw1987-1989TV SeriesHerself
The 1988 Annual Women in Film Awards1988TV SpecialHerself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Present a Salute to Liza Minnelli1987TV MovieHerself
Hour Magazine1984-1987TV SeriesHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1986TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHerself
Doris Day's Best Friends1985TV SeriesHerself
All-Star Party for Burt Reynolds1984TV MovieHerself
Bob Hope's Wicky-Wacky Special in Waikiki1984TV MovieHerself
The Lonely Guy1984Herself (uncredited)
Candid Camera's 35th Birthday1983TV MovieHerself
Dom DeLuise and Friends1983TV SeriesHerself
The Merriest of the Merry: Bob Hope's Christmas Show, A Bagful of Comedy1982TV MovieHerself
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHerself
Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny1982TV MovieHerself
Magic with the Stars1982TV MovieHerself - Host
The Bob Hope Christmas Special1981TV SpecialHerself
Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Look at the Fall Season: It's Still Free and Worth It!1981TV Special
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHerself - Nominee & Presenter
Bob Hope's Spring Fling1981TV MovieHerself
The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards1981TV SpecialHerself
The Bob Hope Christmas Show and All-Star Comedy Special1980TV MovieHerself
Bob Hope's All-Star Look at TV's Prime Time Wars1980Herself
Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Birthday Party at the Air Force Academy: A USO Salute1980TV SpecialHerself
The Fantastic Funnies1980TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
The Big Show1980TV SeriesHerself
The Alan Hamel Show1979-1980TV SeriesHerself
Siegfried and Roy1980TV SpecialHerself
Circus of the Stars #41979TV Special documentaryHerself - Performer
Merry Christmas from the Grand Ole Opry1979TV MovieHerself - Host
The Mike Douglas Show1979TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host / Herself - Actress
The Magic of David Copperfield II1979TV MovieHerself - Guest / Woman in the Ballroom
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1979TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Hollywood Squares1978-1979TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Muppets Go Hollywood1979TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
Dinah!1979TV SeriesHerself
The 5th Annual People's Choice Awards1979TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Favourite Television Comedy Series
All-Star Family Feud Special1979TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Family Feud1979TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Contestant
Match Game 731978TV SeriesHerself - Panelist

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - The Love Boat
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHerself
American Masters2012TV Series documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Magico David1992TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHerself
Bob Hope's Unrehearsed Antics of the Stars1984DocumentaryHerself
Johnny Carson's 18th Anniversary Special1980TV SpecialHerself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2007Lifetime Achievement AwardCalifornia Independent Film Festival

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2016Outstanding Achievement AwardLA Web FestSupporting Actor: ComedyMy Sister Is So Gay (2016)
1984Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActressStroker Ace (1983)
1984Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst New StarStroker Ace (1983)
1982Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalWKRP in Cincinnati (1978)
1981Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalWKRP in Cincinnati (1978)
1981Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Variety or Music SeriesWKRP in Cincinnati (1978)
1980Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Supporting Role - Television SeriesWKRP in Cincinnati (1978)
1980Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Variety or Music SeriesWKRP in Cincinnati (1978)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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