Louis Perry 'Louie' 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. Growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, Louie Anderson was the second-youngest of 11 children in his family. A 1985 marriage to his high-school sweetheart lasted four weeks. Anderson made his network debut as a stand-up comedian on The Tonight Show on November 20, 1981. 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).
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