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Louie Anderson

Comedian/actor

Born - 24 March 1953, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Died - 21 January 2022

Very plump, floppily light-haired stand-up comic and comedy character actor. A tremendous hit in drag in the TV series Baskets, which ran for four seasons until 2019, Anderson was already ill with the beginnings of the Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that would kill him at 68. A nightclub entertainer from his early twenties, he moved into TV in the 1980s and popped up occasionally in films: Cloak & Dagger (1984), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Ratboy (1986), The Wrong Guys (1987), Coming to America (1988), Bebe's Kids (1992), For Hope (1996), Do It for Uncle Manny (2002), Back by Midnight (2004), Cook Off! (2007), Pop Star Puppy (2013), Sandy Wexler (2017) and Coming 2 America (2021), his last. Briefly married and divorced, he had five sisters and five brothers.