I loved Gilda Radner. While I was too young to enjoy her live on SNL, by the time she hit the movies, and then did her brilliant comedy album -- the first comedy album I ever owned, and yes it was an actual album, or maybe even an 8-track tape --- I was a huge fan.
Gilda was smart, funny, geeky, happy, Jewish, and talked dirty. Then she had a cancer fight, outlined in her amazing book It's Always Something, and she became a role model of grace and fighting back.
And now it turns out Gilda was a dog lover also... I love her even more now!
"I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive."
- Gilda Radner