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Louise Lasser

Louise Lasser is an actress best known for her portrayal as the title character on the evening soap opera parody Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Lasser had been married to Woody Allen in the 1960s and appears with him in some of his early films, most notably Bananas, where she plays Nancy, Woody's love interest.

She wrote the telemovie Just Me and You (1978) and starred in it, alongside Charles Grodin. This quirky and entertaining comedy follows the cross-country roadtrip of two mismatched characters, similar to that which opened the later film When Harry Met Sally....

Her most recent role of note was in the 1999 movie Mystery Men where she played the mother of Hank Azaria's character.

Saturday Night Live

One of the first hosts to be barred from performing again was Louise Lasser, who hosted at the end of the first season on July 24, 1976. Lasser was said to be going through personal problems at the time and was reportedly nearly incoherent throughout the broadcast. This episode was such a disappointment to producer Lorne Michaels, that it was also barred from syndication until as late as 2002.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Louise Lasser Facts

BirthdayApril 11, 1939 (83)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Louise Lasser compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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