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Gilda Live (1980)

A filmed version of the Broadway show starring comedienne Gilda Radner, complete with the characters she made famous on the TV show "Saturday Night Live."

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Herself / Various Characters
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Father Guido Sarducci
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Don Kirshner / The Candy Slice Group
Nils Nichols ...
Roadie
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Audition scene pianist
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The Candy Slice Group (as The Candy Slice Group)
Diana Grasselli
Myriam Valle ...
(as Miriam Valle)
Maria Vidal
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The Candy Slice Group (as The Candy Slice Group)
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The Candy Slice Group (as The Candy Slice Group)
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A filmed version of the Broadway show starring comedienne Gilda Radner, complete with the characters she made famous on the TV show "Saturday Night Live."

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Things like this only happen in the movies.


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28 March 1980 (USA)  »

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$2,261,507
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Trivia

This was filmed at the same time as "The Blues Brothers", which created a conflict for Paul Shaffer. At the urging of Lorne Michaels, Shaffer chose to work on "Gilda: Live". His part in "The Blues Brothers" was given to Murphy Dunne and John Belushi is said to have remarked "Paul Shaffer is not a Blues Brother". See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Delbert McClinton (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

The Audition/I Love to Be Unhappy
Written by Michael O'Donoghue
Performed by Gilda Radner
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Gilda makes me laugh....
22 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

It's no more complicated than this: of all the comediennes that came from the early days of "Saturday Night Live", Gilda Radner was the funniest.

"Gilda Live" shows her doing what she does best. Not only is there a sketch featuring our old friend Emily Litella telling an interesting children's story but also a menagerie of other characters in routines that are funny, touching and somehow heartbreaking.

The biggest scene has to be Gilda singing the song "Let's Talk Dirty to the Animals". Just watch it "Gilda Live"; you'll see why.

Nine stars. Big laughs for the little lady.


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