With her zany style and easygoing
nature, there wasnt an audience Gilda Radner couldnt win over.
She was born in my hometown, Detroit named after Rita Hayworths
character in the movie Gilda. After dabbling in theater at
the University of Michigan, she followed a boyfriend to Canada and got
her first big breaka part in the Toronto production of Godspell,
with Martin Short and Eugene Levy. There was a hitch with The Second City
troupe, then a move to New York and work on the National Lampoon
Show. And in 1975without even an auditionshe was the
first person signed for Saturday Night Live.
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