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Gilda Radner (1975-80): Notable characters include advice guru
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Gilda Radner (1975-80): Notable characters include advice guru Roseanne Roseannadanna, the hearing-impaired Emily Litella, Barbara Walters parody Baba Wawa and a number of impersonations (Lucille Ball, Patti Smith). (Credit: AP / Suzanne Vlamis)

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'SNL' cast members: Our 40 favorites

Happy birthday, "SNL"! The sketch comedy show aired its very first episode "live from New York" on Oct. 11, 1975.

Celebrate by taking a look at our favorite "Saturday Night Live" cast members, one for every year the NBC show has been on the air.

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