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Saturday Night's Children: Nora Dunn (1985-1990)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 36 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member each week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

While she was one of the few cast members to survive past the ill-fated 1985-1986 season, Nora Dunn was and continues to be one of the most polarizing repertory players among SNL fans. Most of the anti-Dunn tension seems to stem from her allegedly cutthroat and manipulative backstage behavior as relayed in the book Live from New York as well as her feminist principles [...]