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‘Saturday Night Live’ as Springboard: Nantucket Fest Salutes Women of NBC Late-Night Institution

‘Saturday Night Live’ as Springboard: Nantucket Fest Salutes Women of NBC Late-Night Institution

When Jane Curtin began her run as an original member of the Not Ready for Primetime Players on the storied first five seasons of “Saturday Night Live,” it was not unheard of for women working on the show be groped in the hallways of the production offices at 30 Rock. She remembers Milton Berle, the comedy great who hosted “SNL” in April 1979, as being particularly handsy.

“It was part of being a woman in the ’70s,” Curtin tells Variety. “Women’s choices at the time for careers were secretary, nurse, teacher, wife or go into the convent.”

Curtin will gather with a mix of veteran and contemporary women associated with NBC’s late-night institution at the Nantucket Film Festival on Saturday as “SNL” is feted with the festival’s Creative Impact in Television Award.

Curtin and original staff writer Anne Beatts will join current cast member Heidi Gardner and writer Sudi Green

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