Loni Anderson

‘WKRP in Cincinnati’: What Did Loni Anderson Do After the Show Ended?

Fans of the classic TV show WKRP in Cincinnati know the name Loni Anderson quite well as she played Jennifer Marlowe. The show would run for four seasons before getting canceled in 1982. Anderson is also known for marrying movie superstar Burt Reynolds, then going through a very ugly public divorce. That’s just one thing Anderson happened to do after her show ended. When it comes to work, what else did Anderson do post-WKRP in Cincinnati?
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Loni Anderson Mourns the Loss of ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’ Costar Howard Hesseman

Loni Anderson said she is “devastated and heartbroken” over the death of Howard Hesseman, her WKRP in Cincinnati co-star and friend for four decades. Howard Hesseman, 81, died on Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles from complications of colon surgery, reports said. Hesseman starred as disc jockey Dr. Johnny Fever on WKRP in Cincinnati alongside Andreson, Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Richard Sanders, and Frank Bonner for four seasons.

Loni Anderson pays tribute to WKRP in Cincinnati co-star Howard Hesseman

"I’m devastated and heartbroken," Anderson told Fox News of Hesseman, who died Saturday at age 81. "The warmth and depth of our 40-year friendship only grew stronger with each decade. Howard was eloquent…stylish…and hilarious," the actress shared. "I loved getting his erudite ‘Dear Lady Loni’ emails. My favorite Howard sign-off…a quote by Louis Armstrong…’Jazz is what you are.’ And now Howard, forever missed is just what you are."

WKRP’s Loni Anderson speaks with WGN’s Steve Dale

Loni Anderson of WKRP in Cincinnati calls in and reminisces about her 4 seasons on the show. She elaborates on the groundbreaking role that was Jennifer Marlowe as not being “eye-candy” but an intelligent person as well, which was rare at the time. Anderson also looks back to her 12-year relationship with the late Burt Reynolds and discusses who he was outside of acting. Finally, she addresses her newest endeavor, The Hollywood Museum Squares All-Star Benefit Performance, a reunion of stars from the original show in support of the Hollywood Museum. Tickets for the event will be sold here!

Frank Bonner ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’ Co-Star Loni Anderson Remembers Late Actor in Emotional Message

“WKRP in Cincinnati” actor Loni Anderson is remembering her late co-star Frank Bonner. Bonner passed away on Wednesday (June 16). He was 79-years-old. Bonner died “peacefully” with his family. The actor had been battling Lewy body dementia for some time. But Bonner left behind a body of work for his fans to continue to enjoy. Most notably was “WKRP in Cincinnati,” which he starred in alongside Anderson.

Hollywood Museum Squares Benefit with Bruce Vilanch, Loni Anderson and John Davidson

It’s an incredible Behind The Curtain as Paul visits with the stars of the benefit, “Hollywood Museum Squares,” a virtual series of programs created to benefit the Hollywood Museum, and available until July 11th. Listen to the incredibly funny and insightful memories of Bruce Vilanch (writer for the Oscars, Bette Midler, star of stage – Harispray – and screen- Get Bruce), singer/TV and Broadway star John Davidson (“Happiest Millionaire” and “The John Davidson Show”) and the incredible Loni Anderson (WKRP in Cincinnati) as they share memories about Hollywood Squares to answer questions like: do the stars know the questions beforehand? Are they given the answers? What was the legendary Paul Lynde (center square) really like? It’s a conversation that flies by as the stars reminisce about their careers and also learn previously unknown information about each other….. Purchase tickets for the 5 full specially created benefit Hollywood Museum Squares shows and see 40 classic TV stars as they re-create this classic game show. Tickets are only $10, monies benefit the Hollywood Museum and can be purchased by clicking HERE or go to and search for Hollywood Museum.

Loni Anderson Said Wearing Marilyn Monroe’s Dress ‘Gave Me Chills’

Hollywood is as full of stars as a clear summer night. However, some of those stars shine brighter than others. A precious few of those do so seemingly without effort. Near the center of that cluster of blinding-bright stars is Marilyn Monroe. Her career was short but her sheer star power combined with the tragic tale that is her life has made her an icon of the silver screen. Loni Anderson, an enduring TV star in her own right knows a little more about Monroe’s lasting presence than most.

Loni Anderson on ‘Hollywood Museum Squares,’ trying on Marilyn Monroe’s dress: It ‘gave me chills’

EXCLUSIVE: Loni Anderson is enjoying a blast from the past. The actress is teaming up with several stars for "The Hollywood Museum Squares," where fans of the beloved game show can watch new videos on demand. Each show features a special greeting from legendary "Hollywood Squares" host Peter Marshall and is hosted by Tom Bergeron, John Davidson, Marc Summers, Patt Finn and Bruce Vilanch.

Loni Anderson Details Thoughts on Today’s Game Shows Ahead of Appearing on ‘Hollywood Museum Squares’

Do you remember the classic game show Hollywood Squares? Do you miss it? Well, you’re in for a treat. Hollywood Museum Squares brings all of the fun and excitement of that show back. The online-only event will feature some of the biggest stars of yesteryear including Loni Anderson. Viewers from around the globe will be able to buy tickets to watch episodes of the show. That money goes to help keep the Hollywood Museum up and running.

Princess Diana and Burt Reynolds Longstanding Rumor Finally Confirmed by Loni Anderson

A long-standing rumor about Princess Diana and Burt Reynolds has been confirmed! The story was that in 1993, Princess Diana sent a joking thank-you letter to Reynolds and his wife, Loni Anderson for keeping her out of the headlines for a while with their highly-publicized breakup. On Thursday, Anderson confirmed the story during an interview on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.