Monday, April 15, 2024

Jane Curtin, 75, Will Play the Mother of Katey Sagal, 68, on “Roseanne” Spin Off “The Conners”


Well, this is Hollywood.

Jane Curtin, the great comic actress from “SNL” and “Kate and Allie,” is 75 years old. So it makes no sense that she will play the mother of a 68 year old actress on “The Conners.”

This is hilarious. Curtin will be the mother to Katy Sagal’s Louise, Dan Conner’s second wife, on “The Conners” spin off. That would mean she gave birth to Louise at age 7.

I guess Louise would have to have a mother between 85 and 95, and there aren’t many actresses available in that age group. Estelle Getty was much younger than her “Golden Girls” character and carried it off with aplomb. I doubt Curtin is going to dress up as a 90 year old.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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