In 1975, at the brand-new “Saturday Night Live,” Lorne Michaels, with a tiny budget, hired three superb women to join the cast — Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman and Gilda Radner. Sketch comedy requires performers who can shed their personalities instantly. With characteristic prescience, Lorne saw this ability in those three.
"The Last Day I Spent With Gilda Radner" is from the April 18, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Marilyn Suzanne Miller and narrated by Kristi Burns.