Gilda Radner stole hearts and elicited bellyaching laughter as one of Saturday Night Live’s first superstars.
One of the most influential comedians of the 20th century, Radner — who died tragically of ovarian cancer in 1989 — is the focus of a new documentary, “Love Gilda: the Eternal Spirit of Gilda Radner.” Join us for a screening on September 20 at the American Jewish Historical Society in Manhattan, where Dan Friedman, executive editor of the Forward, will host a Q&A with producer and director Lisa D’Apolito.
The screening, beginning at 7 p.m., is part of the series “Not Just Funny Girl: Jewish American Women in Comedy”. It is co-sponsored by the Forward, the Center for Jewish History and the Jewish Women’s Archive. Ticket prices are $10 online; $7 for students, members of AJHS and CJH, and seniors; and $12 at the door.
The film features Radner’s newly discovered audiotapes, interviews with friends, home movies and diaries read by famous comedians influenced by her work, including SNL alums Maya Rudoph, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler and Cecily Strong.
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