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Mary Hart and Loni Anderson
LAP96042203-22APRIL1996-LOS ANGELES, CA., USA: Mary Hart, left, and Loni Anderson pose with their trophies after they were honored with Childhelp USA's "Women of the World" awards April 22 during a luncheon at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. The non-profit organization honors women whose charity work has increased public awareness of child abuse and neglect. UPI jr/Jim Ruymen
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Loni Kaye Anderson (born August 5, 1946) is an American actress best known for her role as Jennifer Marlowe on the television sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati and as a former wife of Burt Reynolds (from 1988–93). Her divorce from Reynolds was a bitter, well-publicized debacle.

Anderson was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to Carl K. Anderson and Maxine H. Kallin. As she says in her autobiography, My Life in High Heels, her father was originally going to name her "Leiloni", but then realized to his horror that when she got to her teen years it was liable to be twisted into "Lay Loni". So it was changed to just plain "Loni".

Her most famous acting role came as receptionist Jennifer Marlowe on WKRP in Cincinnati. Her pinup photo in a bikini became one of the best-selling wall posters of the 1970s.

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