Such is the thing with a number of celebrities. It’s not that we feel like we know them personally. We aren’t meeting them for coffee breaks throughout the day. We aren’t going bowling with them on the weekends, and we aren’t calling each other up for emotional comfort when we’ve had a bad day. But there is a certain connection that we are establishing with these lovely television and movie. It’s a connection that has its boundaries, and yet still manages to be effective for its own reasons. In the case of Loni Anderson, the connection she made with her fans back in the day struck the perfect balance.
Think about it this. Loni is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Jennifer Marlowe, a receptionist on the sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. The show ran from 1978 to 1982, and Loni made such an impact that she even won three Golden Globe awards for her performance. Now, if you were a big fan of the show back in the day, you probably would watch it after a long and hard day’s work. You were probably exhausted, and all you really wanted was some comic relief on the television, or maybe a sweet young lass to look at – perhaps one with big bright eyes and an unforgettable smile. That was what Loni Anderson brought to the table – everything you wanted from your television star when you needed it most, and more.
In addition to her talents as an actress, Loni also received a lot of work as a model. When it comes to stunning young celebrities, the two fields are generally opposing sides of the same coin, yet this was another catalyst that allowed her to get very, very popular. As time passed on, she began to become well known among the circles of future generations as well, when she appeared in her later years on comedic films such as A Night At The Roxbury.
But wherever you were fortunate enough to know Loni Anderson from, there has always been a common denominator. You never forgot her.