Gilda Radner (1946-1989) was an American Emmy-winning actress and comedienne most famous for being an original cast member of Saturday Night Live. Some of her more famous characters were personal advice expert Roseanne Roseannadanna and “Baba Wawa,” a parody of Barbara Walters (who later said she enjoyed the impersonation). Radner died in 1989 after a 4-year battle with ovarian cancer. After her death, Radner’s husband Gene Wilder established the Gilda Radner Ovarian Detection Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.”