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Louie Anderson, Emmy Award-winning comedian, dies at 68

Louie Anderson, Emmy Award-winning comedian, dies at 68

Louie Anderson, the Emmy Award-winning iconic comedian, actor and game show director, has passed away after battling cancer. The news was confirmed by his publicist for "Variety". The actor passed away at the age of 68. 

An experienced actor with a career spanning over four decades, Anderson penetrated as a comedian in 1984 when he performed a set on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson". From there, he performed a special comedy on 'Showtime' in 1987, made regular television appearances on late night shows, and appeared in films such as "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" in 1986 and "Coming to America" ​​in 1988.

In 1995, Anderson produced, created and starred in Fox's original animated series "Life With Louie". Like much of Anderson's stand-up, "Life With Louie" was based largely on his upbringing experiences in Saint Paul, Minn., In a large family of 11 children. The comedian expressed a fictionalized version of himself eight years on the show, winning two Emmy Daytime for performers in an animated program. The show ran from 1995-1998. In 1996, he created and starred in "The Louie Show," a short-lived CBS sitcom that was canceled after six episodes. In 1999, Anderson was the first presenter for the third revival of the hit show "Family Feud", leaving the show after four years in 2002.

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