This Day in Jewish History 1989: Fans Say Goodbye to Comic Gilda Radner

Gilda Radner, who left an indelible mark on a generation of 'Saturday Night Live' fans with her classic characters, succumbed to cancer at 42.

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On May 20, 1989, comedian and actress Gilda Radner died, at the age of 42. Radner was one of the first – if not the first – performers cast for the premier season of TV’s “Saturday Night Live,” in 1975.