Friday, October 10, 2014
Very sad news yesterday….
Actress and comedian Jan Hooks died in New York on Thursday. She was 57.
Hooks launched her career on the "The Bill Tush Show," broadcast in her hometown of Atlanta. That catapulted the sketch comedian to the national TV series "Not Necessarily the News." She became famous as a "Saturday Night Live" cast member and performed on the show from 1986-1991.
After leaving that show, she played Carlene Dobber for two seasons on "Designing Women," replacing the character played by Jean Smart. She also appeared on "3rd Rock from the Sun" and "30 Rock."
She was one of my favorite cast members from SNL over the years, especially when she was playing "The Sweeney Sisters" with Nora Dunn.
One of her famous lines from those sketches was when she'd suddenly stop singing and say "I'd like to bring the room down."
The room is definitely feeling down today.
She will missed.