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Former 'Saturday Night Live' Cast Member Jan Hooks Dies at 57

Former 'Saturday Night Live' Cast Member Jan Hooks Dies at 57

Jan Hooks, best known for her eight years on Saturday Night Live, passed away in New York on Thursday at the age of 57.

Jan Hooks, best known for her eight years on Saturday Night Live, passed away in New York on Thursday at the age of 57.

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Hooks joined SNL in 1986 as a part of a cast that included Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz and Dennis Miller. She made a name for herself on the sketch show through her spot-on impersonations of Bette Davis, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Sinead O'Connor, Jodie Foster and Hillary Clinton.

The Georgia native was nominated for an Emmy in 1998 for her guest role on 3rd Rock From the Sun and was most recently seen on television in NBC's 30 Rock as Verna Maroney, the mother of Jenna Maroney (played by Jane Krakowski).

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