Nora Dunn

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Nora Eloise Dunn (born April 29, 1952) is an American actress and comedian, perhaps best known for her work on NBC's Saturday Night Live. Dunn was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Margaret, a nurse, and John Dunn, a musician and poet. Her brother is actor Kevin Dunn. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1970 to 1972, San Francisco City College, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Dunn joined SNL in 1985 with the return of Lorne Michaels as executive producer. The 1985–1986 season proved to be a ratings disaster, and she was one of only five cast members who were not fired at its end (the others were newcomers Jon Lovitz, A. Whitney Brown, Dennis Miller and longtime featured player Al Franken). As part of the 1986–1987 cast including newcomers Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Jan Hooks, Victoria Jackson, and Kevin Nealon, Dunn would be part of what was considered the show's second golden age. Although she never became one of its breakout stars, Dunn was a dependable supporting player.
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