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Famous people who used to be weather forecasters

By: Matt Hickman on Jan. 16, 2012, 9:17 a.m.
Gilda Radner

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From FM obscurity to ‘SNL’ acclaim: Gilda Radner

Although the late, great funny woman Gilda Radner never made it as far as television weather forecasting, she did indeed partake in meteorology of the FM variety as a weather girl for college radio station WCBN while enrolled at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. And it’s a good thing she didn’t stick around to graduate to TV weather: Radner dropped out of college her senior year to follow her then-boyfriend to Toronto where she starred in a 1972 stage production of “Godspell” alongside Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy and Martin Short. Next, Radner joined the Toronto chapter of famed comedy improv troupe, Second City, before becoming the first performer to be cast for a new late-night sketch comedy show called “Saturday Night Live” in 1975. Just try to imagine the weather being forecast in the unforgettably grating voice of Roseanne Roseannadanna