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June 23, 1993 | DAVID KRONKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There are two distinct Louie Andersons, but as he himself might observe, that's OK--there's plenty of room in his body for both. One is the popular comedian, whose sardonic, incisive routines knock 'em dead on talk shows, Showtime specials and nationwide tours (he performs Thursday night at Universal Amphitheatre).
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March 19, 2013 | Patrick Kevin Day
ABC's new celebrity diving competition show "Splash" lines up the usual suspects for such a reality series -- actors, actresses, pro athletes, a beauty queen and even a Playboy model. And then there's Louie Anderson. The 59-year-old, 400-plus-pound comedian may not be the favorite to win, but his very presence may help determine how big a splash the show, which premieres Tuesday, will eventually make. "I didn't look at this as a show that's going to make fun of me even though some people probably do when they hear about it," Anderson said on a recent morning while practicing at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Comedian Louie Anderson will headline the second annual All-Star Comedy Show on Saturday at UC Irvine's Bren Events Center. The show, which also features Jerry Miner and Peter Gaulke, will benefit the Irvine-based Community Service Programs, a nonprofit human services agency serving Orange County with a variety of programs, including shelter for troubled and runaway youths, family crisis intervention and services for child-abuse victims.
SPORTS
January 29, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh may be the dirtiest player in the NFL to some, but don't tell that to comedian Louie Anderson. Why? Because Suh saved Anderson's life during the taping of the new ABC celebrity diving show "Splash. " TMZ.com was the first to report the story. Apparently, Anderson was practicing his dives when he was overcome with exhaustion and sank to the bottom of the pool. Suh noticed and immediately jumped in and pulled Anderson to the surface. Former Olympic diver Greg Louganis (who you have to hope isn't one of the competitors -- talk about an unfair advantage)
SPORTS
January 29, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh may be the dirtiest player in the NFL to some, but don't tell that to comedian Louie Anderson. Why? Because Suh saved Anderson's life during the taping of the new ABC celebrity diving show "Splash. " TMZ.com was the first to report the story. Apparently, Anderson was practicing his dives when he was overcome with exhaustion and sank to the bottom of the pool. Suh noticed and immediately jumped in and pulled Anderson to the surface. Former Olympic diver Greg Louganis (who you have to hope isn't one of the competitors -- talk about an unfair advantage)
NEWS
March 21, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a staff writer for The Times Orange County Edition.
When comedian Louie Anderson was promoting his best-selling book "Dear Dad: Letters from an Adult Child" in late 1989, he promised to take a year off from performing. Writing about his unhappy childhood as the son of an alcoholic and abusive father had been a cathartic journey of understanding for Anderson, but he wanted time off to get his "life back together" and to tackle another personal problem: his obesity.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 1996
MOVIES: "Mulholland Falls" is all crude energy, a neo-noir about tough cop Nick Nolte investigating the death of a young woman in 1950s Los Angeles. It owes a lot to the classic, more persuasive "Chinatown," but is an example of brutal, effective filmmaking. And Jean-Claude Van Damme scores on both sides of the camera with "The Quest" as star and director of this rousing martial arts adventure-odyssey that culminates in an awesome martial arts tournament held in the "Lost City" of Tibet in 1925.
IMAGE
September 9, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
LAS VEGAS - For 6-feet-tall, 390-pound comedian Louie Anderson, finding stylish clothes that fit is no laughing matter - which is why he's collaborating on a new line of shirts for the big-and-tall man that he hopes to roll out to retail outlets early next year. "The journey for me started as a fat kid going to Robert Hall [Clothes] on 8th Street" in downtown St. Paul, Minn., Anderson said, referring to the warehouse-type chain that flourished in the mid-20th century. "Our family was so poor we'd get these vouchers for school clothes from the welfare department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2000 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Arizona man has been charged with trying to extort $250,000 from Louie Anderson, host of television's "Family Feud" game show, by threatening to tell the tabloids that the entertainer once offered him money for sexual favors. Richard John Gordon, 31, was taken into custody Tuesday after leading FBI agents on a Westside chase, during which he allegedly threw two loaded pistols out the window.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 1991 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There he was, telling the crowd at a benefit dedicated to helping dysfunctional families about his own fantasy of murdering his. The atmosphere at the UC Irvine Bren Events Center on Saturday night changed, as if a storm invaded a sunny day. Louie Anderson, that chubby dear of a comic known for his wise but usually benign observations, veered from the buoyant and bemused to the creepy and cathartic. "I used to think about killing my whole family.
IMAGE
September 9, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
LAS VEGAS - For 6-feet-tall, 390-pound comedian Louie Anderson, finding stylish clothes that fit is no laughing matter - which is why he's collaborating on a new line of shirts for the big-and-tall man that he hopes to roll out to retail outlets early next year. "The journey for me started as a fat kid going to Robert Hall [Clothes] on 8th Street" in downtown St. Paul, Minn., Anderson said, referring to the warehouse-type chain that flourished in the mid-20th century. "Our family was so poor we'd get these vouchers for school clothes from the welfare department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2000 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Arizona man has been charged with trying to extort $250,000 from Louie Anderson, host of television's "Family Feud" game show, by threatening to tell the tabloids that the entertainer once offered him money for sexual favors. Richard John Gordon, 31, was taken into custody Tuesday after leading FBI agents on a Westside chase, during which he allegedly threw two loaded pistols out the window.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 1996
MOVIES: "Mulholland Falls" is all crude energy, a neo-noir about tough cop Nick Nolte investigating the death of a young woman in 1950s Los Angeles. It owes a lot to the classic, more persuasive "Chinatown," but is an example of brutal, effective filmmaking. And Jean-Claude Van Damme scores on both sides of the camera with "The Quest" as star and director of this rousing martial arts adventure-odyssey that culminates in an awesome martial arts tournament held in the "Lost City" of Tibet in 1925.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 1996 | GLENN DOGGRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Louie Anderson grew up dysfunctional, the 10th of 11 kids raised by an alcoholic father. The effects were not lost on him. Fat jokes ("My first words were 'Seconds, please' ") may have launched the portly young man into comedy, but family material ("my dad never hit us when I was a kid--he carried a gun") took him to the next level, and his concern for others keeps him looking for humor in all the wrong places. More and more, Anderson finds himself looking at life's serious side.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 1993 | DAVID KRONKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There are two distinct Louie Andersons, but as he himself might observe, that's OK--there's plenty of room in his body for both. One is the popular comedian, whose sardonic, incisive routines knock 'em dead on talk shows, Showtime specials and nationwide tours (he performs Thursday night at Universal Amphitheatre).
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 1991 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There he was, telling the crowd at a benefit dedicated to helping dysfunctional families about his own fantasy of murdering his. The atmosphere at the UC Irvine Bren Events Center on Saturday night changed, as if a storm invaded a sunny day. Louie Anderson, that chubby dear of a comic known for his wise but usually benign observations, veered from the buoyant and bemused to the creepy and cathartic. "I used to think about killing my whole family.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 1996 | GLENN DOGGRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Louie Anderson grew up dysfunctional, the 10th of 11 kids raised by an alcoholic father. The effects were not lost on him. Fat jokes ("My first words were 'Seconds, please' ") may have launched the portly young man into comedy, but family material ("my dad never hit us when I was a kid--he carried a gun") took him to the next level, and his concern for others keeps him looking for humor in all the wrong places. More and more, Anderson finds himself looking at life's serious side.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2013 | Patrick Kevin Day
ABC's new celebrity diving competition show "Splash" lines up the usual suspects for such a reality series -- actors, actresses, pro athletes, a beauty queen and even a Playboy model. And then there's Louie Anderson. The 59-year-old, 400-plus-pound comedian may not be the favorite to win, but his very presence may help determine how big a splash the show, which premieres Tuesday, will eventually make. "I didn't look at this as a show that's going to make fun of me even though some people probably do when they hear about it," Anderson said on a recent morning while practicing at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Comedian Louie Anderson will headline the second annual All-Star Comedy Show on Saturday at UC Irvine's Bren Events Center. The show, which also features Jerry Miner and Peter Gaulke, will benefit the Irvine-based Community Service Programs, a nonprofit human services agency serving Orange County with a variety of programs, including shelter for troubled and runaway youths, family crisis intervention and services for child-abuse victims.
NEWS
March 21, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a staff writer for The Times Orange County Edition.
When comedian Louie Anderson was promoting his best-selling book "Dear Dad: Letters from an Adult Child" in late 1989, he promised to take a year off from performing. Writing about his unhappy childhood as the son of an alcoholic and abusive father had been a cathartic journey of understanding for Anderson, but he wanted time off to get his "life back together" and to tackle another personal problem: his obesity.
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