After information broke on Thursday that Anne Beattsdied, celebrities took to social media to supply condolences and share recollections of the groundbreaking author.
Beatts, who was 74, was a pioneering determine in comedy, serving as one of many few girls writers on “Saturday Night Live” on the time of its debut in 1975. With her then-writing companion Rosie Shuster, Beatts created a few of “SNL’s” most memorable early sketches and characters, together with Todd and Lisa Loopner, Uncle Roy, Laraine Newman’s youngster psychiatrist, Irwin Mainway and Fred Garvin, and male prostitute.
In 1982, Beatts created “Square Pegs,” a beloved sitcom that celebrated the humor, ache and awkwardness of adolescence. Beatts was additionally the primary feminine contributing editor to National Lampoon.
Original “SNL” star Newman honored Beatts on Twitter.
Our Anne- an OG SNL author handed away yesterday. https://t.co/w372416vub
— Laraine Newman (@larainenewman) April 8, 2021
Michael McKean, who was on “SNL” from 1994 to 1995, additionally paid tribute to Beatts, writing, “She was superior.”
So sorry to listen to this, Laraine. She was superior.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) April 8, 2021
Writer Jake Fogelnest wrote, “Anne Beatts was a real legend as a comedy author. I’m so unhappy to listen to of her passing.”
Anne Beatts was a real legend as a comedy author. I’m so unhappy to listen to of her passing. If you need to watch her discuss her work, there’s hours of interviews together with her accessible right here. https://t.co/PuSf6GmBF4
— Jake Fogelnest (@jakefogelnest) April 8, 2021
Film critic Stephen Whitty additionally took to Twitter to honor the late comedy author. “RIP the darkish and fantastic Anne Beatts, whose expertise encompassed the National Lampoon, the unique SNL, ‘Square Pegs’ and the pioneering feminist humor anthology, ‘Titters,'” he wrote. “She was and is completely important.”
“If Ted Kennedy drove a Volkswagen, he’d be president in the present day”– RIP the darkish and fantastic Anne Beatts, whose expertise encompassed the National Lampoon, the unique SNL, ‘Square Pegs’ and the pioneering feminist humor anthology, ‘Titters.’ She was and is completely important. https://t.co/c1MXunxiBS
— Stephen Whitty (@StephenWhitty) April 8, 2021
Bobby Moynihan, an “SNL” cast member from 2008 to 2017, additionally confirmed help on Twitter.
— Bobby Moynihan (@bibbymoynihan) April 8, 2021
Musician Brian Ray took to Twitter to supply condolences, writing, “Anne was an incredible one that possessed the very best chuckle ever. She was an expensive pal from my early days getting sober in LA. RIP Anne Beatts.”
Oh, no!! Anne was an incredible one that possessed the very best chuckle ever.
She was an expensive pal from my early days getting sober in LA.. RIP Anne Beatts. W
— Brian Ray (@brianrayguitar) April 8, 2021