Louis Perry “LOUIE” Anderson passed away on January 21, 2022 from complications of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma – a type of blood cancer – he was an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and game show host of Family Feud from 1999 to 2002.
Born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Anderson made his first television debut on January 13, 1984, on Rodney Dangerfield’s Young Comedians Special on HBO. That same year on November 20, he made his network debut as a comedian on The Tonight Show.
My first experience in watching Anderson on-screen was through Eddie Murphy’s film “Coming to America”:
He had a career spanning four decades as a comedian and actor – both in stand-up and on-screen – including an unlikely Emmy-winning performance as Christine Baskets, mother of Chip and Dale, the twin adult sons in the TV series “Baskets.”
Louie Anderson’s survivors include sisters Lisa and Shanna Anderson. Our sincerest condolences to all his friends and family.