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Gilda Radner: It's Always Something (2002)





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The tragically short life of one of TV's favorite funny ladies is the subject of the network-movie biopic It's Always Something: The Gilda Radner Story. The story begins in Gilda's native Canada, where as a child she develops her comic skills to overcome her shyness and feelings of inadequacy. Gravitating to show business, Gilda (played as an adult by Jami Gertz) becomes a topnotch sketch performer with the famed Second City Troupe, leading to an even more prestigious stint as one of the original "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" on the irreverent American variety series Saturday Night Live. Earning the love and devotion of TV viewers throughout the nation with such ditsy comic characters as Emily Latella and Roseanne Roseanadana, Gilda nonetheless has trouble settling down in a satisfactory romantic relationship in her private life. But after a few go-nowhere affairs and an in-name-only marriage to musician G.E. Smith, Gilda at last finds happiness as the sweetheart -- and later the wife -- of actor Gene Wilder (played by Tom Rooney), her costar in the 1982 movie Hanky Panky. Just when it seems that Gilda's life is on the right course with all cylinders clicking, she is diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Based on her 1989 autobiography (published the same year as her death), It's Always Something: The Gilda Radner Story debuted April 29, 2002, as part of an evening-long ABC network tribute to Radner and her career.


Jami Gertz
as Gilda Radner
Tom Rooney
as Gene Wilder
Ari Cohen
as Lorne Michaels
Eric Siegel
as John Belushi
Mather Zickel
as Bill Murray
Maureen Ross Neilson
as Laraine Newman
Maureen Ross Nielson
as Laraine Newman
Jennifer Irwin
as Jane Curtin
Dean Bernard
as Garrett Morris
Dan Dijulio
as Dan Aykroyd
Dixie Seattle
as Joanna Bull
Jaqueline Pillon
as Ann Beatts
Patrick Fischler
as Eugene Levy
Dixie Seatle
as Joanna Bull
Roz Michaels
as Henrietta Radner
George Wyner
as Herman Radner
Marcia Bennett
as Nanny Dibby
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... features Jami Gertz as an acceptable Gilda...

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