Detonation Since her casting as the alluring receptionist Jennifer Marlowe on the CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati, Loni Anderson has been America’s sweetheart and a sex icon. She received two Emmy wins and three Golden Globe nominations for her performance.
Loni, a brunette from birth, competed in multiple beauty pageants and, even at a young age, represented her community in Miss Minnesota.
She was correct when many suggested that fame was her destiny and that she belonged in front of the camera.
At the age of eighteen, she got married to Bruce Hasselbeck, and the two produced a daughter named Deidra. But in 1966, after just two years together, they called it quits. She had trouble finding work after making her cinematic debut in Nevada Smith the same year.
In an effort to pursue acting professions, Loni moved to Los Angeles in 1975 with her second husband, Ross Bickell. She made a few cameos in TV shows like Barnaby Jones, The Bob Newhart Show, and Three’s Company prior to assuming the role of Marlowe, which catapulted her to fame.
Loni was married twice more. On the set of Stroker Ace, she got married to actor Burt Reynolds for the third time. Their adopted son, Quinton, made them well-known to the public. The news of their divorce surprised millions of people who loved them and believed they were one of Hollywood’s most famous couples.
However, Loni’s fourth and last marriage to Bob Flick brought her the true love of her life.
“I married the man I should have married in 1963, but then I wouldn’t have had all the wonderful people in my life,” Anderson remarked to Studio 10. “Our meeting story is so strange, but our grandchildren are incredible, and destiny brought us together.” Both of them call California home.
Ever since Deidra was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2009, Loni has been her staunchest advocate. She had a “felting apart” reaction when she found out about the diagnosis, but she is strong and has hope for her child.
Watch the video below to see Loni’s interview.