Louis Perry Anderson was an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and game show presenter who lived from March 24, 1953 to January 21, 2022. Anderson is the creator of the animated series Life with Louie and the author of four books, including Hey Mom: Stories for My Mother, But You Can Read Them Too, which was released in 2018. From 1999 until 2002, he was the host of the third revival of the game program Family Feud.
Anderson, who has been a continuous presence on stage and screen since the mid-1980s, received the 2016 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Comedy for his portrayal as Christine Baskets, the mother of Chip and Dale on the FX series, played by Zach Galifianakis.
Anderson, one of 11 children, was a counselor to troubled children before commencing his comic career with a first-place trophy at the Midwest Comedy Competition in 1981, according to Schwartz. He was employed as a writer by Henny Youngman, the competition’s host.
Louie Anderson Career
Anderson made his HBO debut on Rodney Dangerfield’s Young Comedians Special on January 13, 1984. Anderson made his network debut as a comic on The Tonight Show on November 20, 1984.
Anderson took part in an edition of Celebrity Family Feud (hosted by Steve Harvey today) on July 23, 2017, against singer/actress Christina Milian. It was also his first appearance on any iteration of Family Feud since his departure as host in 2002, making him one of just a few people to have both hosted and been a contestant on the same game show. From September 2018 through the end of the show’s suspension in 2020, Anderson was a frequent panelist on the TV game show Funny You Should Ask.
Louie Anderson Death
Anderson was admitted to the hospital in Las Vegas for large B-cell lymphoma on January 18, 2022. Three days later, on January 21, at the age of 68, he died of cancer complications.