Loni Anderson is an American actress who is known for her four-year run as receptionist Jennifer Marlowe on the sitcom, ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’. She was one of the well-known actresses of her era. Let’s find out more about how much is Loni Anderson’s net worth in 2018.
Loni Anderson Early Life
Loni Kaye Anderson was born on August 5, 1946, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Her father, Klaydon Carl ” Andy” Anderson was an environmental chemist and her mother, Maxine Hazel was a model. She grew in suburban Roseville and had a luxurious lifestyle.
Loni attended Alexander Ramsey Senior High School in Roseville. She was an average student and was very much interested in the extra circular activities. She did participate in various high school plays and beauty pageants.
For further studies, Loni Anderson went to the University of Minnesota. Right from childhood, Loni had decided to pursue a career in modeling and acting. She was inspired by her mother who was a well-known model of her times. Having born into a rich family and mother to guide her, it was an easy path for her to choose the career in entertainment.
In total, Loni has been married four times in her life. First, she was married to Bruce Hasselberg. The couple was married for two years. Her second marriage was with Ross Bickell, an actor. The couple was married for almost eight years.
Loni’s third wedding was with Burt Reynolds, an actor, and director. Initially, the couple showed a very good chemistry between them, but as the time passed by, they started having problems with each other. The couple got divorced after five years of their marital life.
Currently, she is married to a musician, Bob Flick. Bob is one of the founding members of the band, ‘The Brothers Four’ and they met each other at one of the movie premiers. In total, Loni has two kids.
Loni Anderson Career, Awards & Achievement
Loni’s acting debut came with a very small part in the film ‘Nevada Smith’. After that, she was unemployed as an actress for nearly a decade, before getting a role in an episode of a famous television series, ‘SWAT’. After ‘SWAT’, she later appeared on some television series as a guest star. Her acting grabbed the attention of ‘ABC Network’ and she received one of the breakthrough roles of her career.
Anderson’s most famous acting role came as the sultry receptionist ‘Jennifer Marlowe’ on the sitcom ‘WKRP in Cincinnati.’ The sitcom’s creator later admitted Anderson got the role because she possessed the innocent sexuality of Marilyn Monroe.
Loni then starred as a blonde bombshell in the CBS made-for-television film ‘The Jayne Mansfield Story.’ After the network agreed to her requests, Anderson returned to the series and remained with it until its cancellation.
Aside from her acting career, Anderson has become known for her colorful personal life, particularly her relationship and marriage to actor Burt Reynolds. They starred in the comedy film ‘Stroker Ace,’ which was a box office failure. She later appeared as herself in the romantic comedy ‘The Lonely Guy.’ She also gave a voice in the classic animated film ‘All Dogs Go to Heaven.’
Then came the mid-1980’s era and Loni’s acting career took a gradual decline when she made a couple of bad movies. After a couple of failures, Anderson received considerable praise for her portrayal of comedian actress Thelma Todd in the television movie ‘White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd.’
Awards & Achievements
Loni Anderson was blessed to have a mother who was already in the entertainment business, who helped her to grow her career. She has been nominated on numerous occasions but, till now, she has won a few major awards. At the ‘California Independent Film Festival,’ she was honored with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award.’
Net Worth of Loni Anderson
The estimated net worth of Loni Anderson is approximately $12 million. Her main source of income has been her earnings from her acting career in numerous movies and television series. She has also earned a very decent income from her career in modeling.
Loni Anderson is currently seventy-one years old but does not look so. She is not one of the greatest actresses but definitely one of the actresses who won the hearts of millions by few good acting projects. Anderson is a spokesperson for the National Lung Health Education Program’s campaign and COP Together which increases awareness about COPD.