After information broke on Thursday that Anne Beatts died, celebrities took to social media to supply condolences and share reminiscences of the groundbreaking author.
Beatts, who was 74, was a pioneering determine in comedy, serving as one of many few girls writers on “Saturday Evening Stay” on the time of its debut in 1975. Together with her then-writing accomplice 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 “Sq. Pegs,” a beloved sitcom that celebrated the humor, ache and awkwardness of adolescence. Beatts was additionally the primary feminine contributing editor to Nationwide Lampoon.
Authentic “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
Author 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 am so unhappy to listen to of her passing. If you wish to watch her discuss her work, there’s hours of interviews along with her obtainable right here. https://t.co/PuSf6GmBF4
— Jake Fogelnest (@jakefogelnest) April 8, 2021
Movie critic Stephen Whitty additionally took to Twitter to honor the late comedy author. “RIP the darkish and great Anne Beatts, whose expertise encompassed the Nationwide Lampoon, the unique SNL, ‘Sq. Pegs’ and the pioneering feminist humor anthology, ‘Titters,’” he wrote. “She was and is totally important.”
“If Ted Kennedy drove a Volkswagen, he’d be president at this time”– RIP the darkish and great Anne Beatts, whose expertise encompassed the Nationwide Lampoon, the unique SNL, ‘Sq. Pegs’ and the pioneering feminist humor anthology, ‘Titters.’ She was and is totally important. https://t.co/c1MXunxiBS
— Stephen Whitty (@StephenWhitty) April 8, 2021
Bobby Moynihan, an “SNL” forged member from 2008 to 2017, additionally confirmed assist on Twitter.
— Bobby Moynihan (@bibbymoynihan) April 8, 2021
Musician Brian Ray took to Twitter to supply condolences, writing, “Anne was an amazing one who possessed the perfect chuckle ever. She was a pricey good friend from my early days getting sober in LA. RIP Anne Beatts.”
Oh, no!! Anne was an amazing one who possessed the perfect chuckle ever.
She was a pricey good friend from my early days getting sober in LA.. RIP Anne Beatts. W
— Brian Ray (@brianrayguitar) April 8, 2021