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  1. The SNL Archaeology of Hillary ClintonRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | Bloomberg

    ... first lady to the richly complex prospective candidate we see today. One of the earliest Clinton sketches features Jan Hooks' interpretation of Hillary as an eager "co-president." It aired in May of 1993, early into Bill Clinton's administration. ...

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  2. Ranking 40 years of 'SNL' moments: Choppin' BroccoliRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | Examiner.com

    ... 12 of ' SNL ' was a new era for the show as it marked the show debuts for not only Carvey but also Phil Hartman, Jan Hooks, Victoria Jackson and Kevin Nealon - all who'd become longtime members of the show. The episode was hosted by actress ...

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  3. Most memorable women of Saturday Night LiveRead the original story

    Feb 15, 2015 | SFGate

    ... most memorable female cast members of Saturday Night Live through the show's 40 year history in this slideshow. Jan Hooks , a Saturday Night Live cast member from 1986-1991, died on October 9, 2014 at the age of 57, according to TMZ. The official ...

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  4. "SNL" creator Lorne Michaels on not hiring Stephen Colbert and othersRead the original story

    Feb 5, 2015 | Salon

    ... some level that it wasn't going to work. Lisa Kudrow gave a brilliant audition, but it was at the time when it was Jan Hooks and Nora [Dunn]. I wasn't at the Jim Carrey audition, but somebody who was there said, "I don't think Lorne would like it," ...

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  5. You Won't Believe The Famous People Who Have Been Rejected By Saturday Night Live Over The YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | Perez Hilton

    Saturday Night Live has been around for 40 years now and its producer, Lorne Michaels , is thinking about all the what ifs "Lisa Kudrow gave a brilliant audition [in 1985], but it was at the time when it was Jan Hooks and Nora [Dunn]. Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell auditioned.

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  6. 'SNL' Women Reunite: What Backstage Secrets Did They Reveal?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | HollywoodLife

    ... just about all of the show's women through all of the years (with the notable exceptions of Gilda Radner and Jan Hooks who both sadly passed away ) assembled inside Glamour , and it is genuinely awesome. The comediennes hilariously discuss ...

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  7. S.N.L. WOULD-BESRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | Vanity Fair

    ... some level that it wasn't going to work. Lisa Kudrow gave a brilliant audition, but it was at the time when it was Jan Hooks and Nora [Dunn]." (Kudrow, Kathy Griffin, and Julia Sweeney recalled-during our Groundlings Oral History -how Michaels ...

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  8. Find Out Which Friends Alum Auditioned for Saturday Night Live... And Was RejectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | E! Online

    The SNL boss recently opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about the past forty years of SNL and revealed that he has a few regrets in terms of a few stars he rejected from the cast, including one very good Friend . " Lisa Kudrow gave a brilliant audition," Michaels told THR, "but it was at the time when it was Jan Hooks and Nora [Dunn] ."

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  9. Here's Who Lorne Michaels Regrets Not Hiring on Saturday Night LiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | TIME.com

    ... going to work." He then mentions Lisa Kudrow , who "gave a brilliant audition, but it was at the time when it was Jan Hooks and Nora [Dunn]." Finally, Michaels also mentions that Jim Carrey once auditioned - but he wasn't present for that one. ...

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  10. 'Saturday Night Live' Exhibit Headed to NYCRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | RollingStone

    Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell, Mary Tyler Moore as Sandra Simpson, Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, Jan Hooks as Nancy Simmons during the 'Wayne's World' skit on March 25th, 1989. Saturday Night Live aired its debut episode on October 11th, 1975, revolutionizing sketch comedy for the ages.

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  11. What mattered in 2014, according to your Google searchesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | The Washington Post

    ... who died this year, joining Joan Rivers, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Maya Angelou and Saturday Night Live alumna Jan Hooks. For overall search trends for people, however, Jennifer Lawrence grabbed the top spot in the U.S. and abroad -- though D.C. ...

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  12. Notable deaths of 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | WPTV Local News

    ... Williams started as a stand-up comedian. But his 37-year career also included starring roles in blockbuster films. Jan Hooks was maybe best known as 'Candy Sweeney' of "the Sweeney sisters" on SNL. She starred on Saturday Night Live from 1986 until ...

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  13. 'SNL's' Bobby Moynihan Theory About the 'Weekend Update' Guests Will Blow Your MindRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | ETonline

    ... would like to see Drunk Uncle's last appearance on "Weekend Update." WATCH: 'Saturday Night Live' Pays Tribute to Jan Hooks "The only way to finish it is just that he's dead," Bobby said, ultimately breaking our hearts forever and ever. "He's going ...

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  14. Chris Rock returns as host on 'Saturday Night Live' with controversial monologueRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | Examiner.com

    From 1990 till 1993 he was a regular cast member of "SNL," working alongside the late Jan Hooks. He returned once again Saturday to his edgy comedic style of speaking his mind.

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  15. Jan HooksRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2014 | Child of Television

    Tiring of the stress of performing on a live show, Hooks left SNL in 1991 after being asked by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason to replace Jean Smart on the CBS sitcom Designing Women . Hooks played the role of Carlene Dobber for the final two seasons of the show.

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  16. Tina Fey rips Rob Schneider during touching Jan Hooks tributeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2014 | Examiner.com

    Tina Fey recently took the stage at the Elle Women in Hollywood awards and paid tribute to her late friend and fellow " SNL " alum Jan Hooks . Hooks passed away on Oct. 9. One of the many comedians to die this year, Hooks passing was much quieter than that of Robin Williams and Joan Rivers.

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  17. Tina Fey Remembers Jan Hooks, Bashes Rob SchneiderRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | WebProNews

    While appearing on Elle's Women in Hollywood Awards Monday night, Tina Fey took the time to pay tribute to Saturday Night Live star Jan Hooks, who passed away on Oct. 9 at age 57. Fey said that she thought Hooks was an amazing actress and comedian and didn't get the recognition she deserved. It was Fey's decision to cast Hooks to play Jane Krakowski's mother on 30 Rock, and said that she knew from the beginning that she was perfect for the role.

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  18. Jan Hooks, legendary 'SNL' cast member, dies at 57Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | Examiner.com

    Jan Hooks , one of the most notable female cast members in the long-history of " Saturday Night Live ," died on Thursday, Oct. 9 after battling a lengthy, undisclosed illness. The Georgian actress was 57. Hooks was a cast member on NBC's long-running sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" from 1986 through 1991 and was perhaps the most notable female cast member from her era, one dominated by male comics like Phil Hartman , Mike Myers and Dana Carvey.

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  19. The Women of 'Saturday Night Live' Deserve BetterRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | Time

    Nell Scovell is writing the 'Lean In' movie for Sony Pictures, based on the book she co-wrote with Sheryl Sandberg. As Tina Fey noted, Jan Hooks deserved a "bigger career"-and she was among many SNL greats who should be household names On Monday evening, Tina Fey dedicated her Elle Women in Hollywood award to " sweet Jan Hooks ," who had died two weeks earlier, at the age of 57. "It made me sad when she passed, and it made me mad at the time how available she was," Fey said of hiring Hooks to play Jenna Maroney's mother on 30 Rock.

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  20. Tina Fey Bashes Rob Schneider During Jan Hooks TributeRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | WVII

    Fey used her stage time at Elle 's Women in Hollywood Awards Monday night to pay tribute to the late Saturday Night Live star Jan Hooks, who passed away on Oct. 9 at age 57, and took a surprising dig at Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo star Rob Schneider in the process. Fey cast Hooks to play Jane Krakowski's mother on 30 Rock , and said that the comedian was underappreciated in Hollywood.

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