The uncertain and varied life of Louie Anderson

The uncertain and varied life of Louie Anderson
The uncertain and varied life of Louie Anderson

The uncertain and varied life of Louie Anderson

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Back in the 1980s, comedian Louie Anderson was everywhere. The major late night talk shows, cable specials – you name it. After a challenging childhood, and paying his dues in the comedy clubs, Anderson had arrived. But in the three decades since he first burst into the national spotlight, he’s seen several highs and lows. He’s been a game show host, and a game show contestant. He’s been a cartoon character and a character actor. And an author. We talk about his life and his career. Photo: Flickr/2harvest