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Louie Anderson at The People v. O.J. Simpson
Louie Anderson arrives on the red carpet at the FX Networks upfront screening of 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story' at AMC Empire 25 Theater on March 30, 2016 in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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Louie Rufus Anderson (born March 24, 1953) is an American stand-up comedian. Anderson created the cartoon series Life with Louie, has written three books, and was the initial host of the second revival of the game show Family Feud, from 1999 to 2002.

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Louie Anderson was the second-youngest of 11 children in his family. A 1985 marriage to his high school sweetheart lasted only four weeks.

In late 1985, Anderson was cast as Lou Appleton alongside Bronson Pinchot on the pilot episode of Perfect Strangers for ABC (which was known in this early stage as The Greenhorn). When the show was picked up, Anderson was replaced by Mark Linn-Baker in the role of Appleton (whose first name was then changed from Lou to Larry) as the producers didn't think the chemistry between Anderson and Pinchot was quite right. The show ran for eight seasons on ABC.

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