Louie Anderson, Emmy Award-winning comedian best known for TV series “Baskets,” dies at 68

LAS VEGAS – Louie Anderson, whose more than four-decade career as a comedian and actor, includes his unlikely Emmy-winning performance as the mother of twin grown boys in the TV series. “Baskets,” passed away on Friday. He is 68 years old.

His longtime publicist Glenn Schwartz said Anderson died at a Las Vegas hospital from complications from cancer. Previously, Anderson had a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Anderson won a 2016 Emmy for best supporting actor for his role as Christine Baskets, the mother of twins played by Zach Galifianakis. Anderson received three consecutive Emmy Awards for his performance.

He was a familiar face elsewhere on TV, including as the host of the revived game show “Family Feud” from 1999 to 2002, on comedy specials and often. frequently appear on late-night talk shows.

Anderson voiced an animated version of himself as a child in “Life With Louie”. He created the animated series, which first aired in prime time in late 1994 before moving to Saturday mornings for 1995-98. Anderson won two Daytime Emmy Awards for the role.

He appeared as a guest in several television series, including “Scrubs” and “Touch by an Angel”, and made his big screen debut in 1988’s “Coming to America” ​​and in the sequel. sequel to last year’s Eddie Murphy comedy.

Anderson also frequently tours with his stand acting and is a stand-up comedian.

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