Loni Anderson was a regular face on U.S. television in the late 70s playing receptionist Jennifer Marlowe on the CBS sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati”. The show, which ran from 1978 to 1982 and charted the ups and downs of staff working at a struggling fictional radio station in Ohio, earned Anderson three Grammy awards.
The Minnesota-born actress made her acting debut alongside Steve McQueen in the movie Nevada Smith in 1966. From that point on, she was never off the screen appearing in shows such as “S.W.A.T”, “Phyllis”, “Police Woman”, and “Harry O” before coming to the attention of ABC network.
Anderson has been married four times and has two children. Perhaps her most famous other half was actor Burt Reynolds who she was married to for six years. The glamorous actress, who was compared to stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield, is now 77 years old but is still as beautiful as ever. She credits her youthful appearance to a healthy lifestyle telling Closer Weekly, she plans to change the perception of how the world views grandmas and what they look like.
She added: “I was never really interested in playing traditional, sensible-shoe-wearing, rocking-chair grandmas.
“I’m not saying traditional is boring, but I’m a grandma and the women around me are, too,” she says. “We’re different from that stereotype, so it’s time to change the face of what grandmas look like!”
Anderson said she exercises regularly and has been since she was in her late 30s, including cardio, weight training and walking into her daily routine. She eats a healthy diet of mainly fruits and vegetables, also focusing on the health of her mind by remaining grateful for each day. “Then I make the best of it as the day flies by,” she said.
Anderson remains radiant by surrounding herself with the right people marrying her fourth husband and soul mate musician Bob Flick in 2008.
“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 told Studio 10.
“It’s so bizarre how we came together but it was destiny and we have wonderful grandchildren.”
In 2009, Loni’s daughter, Deidra Hoffman, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Loni broke down when she hear the news about Deidra, who she had with her first husband, Bruce Hasselberg.
“I fell apart,” Loni told Closer Weekly in 2017.
“I mean, I didn’t want to fall apart in front of her because I knew she was struggling to just maintain herself, but it was very difficult to come to grips with,” she said.