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Janet Vivian Hooks (April 23, 1957 - October 9, 2014) was an American actress and comedian best known for Saturday Night Live (Hooks was a part of SNL's second Golden Age in 1986note , after the 1985-1986 season was deemed a disaster. Ironically, Hooks originally auditioned for the 1985-1986 season, but lost to Joan Cusack), Designing Women, 30 Rock and The Simpsons (as the voice of Apu's arranged wife, Manjula. She was later replaced with Tress MacNeille).

Some of Hooks' notable recurring characters include: Miss Connie (the host of a children's story time show called Miss Connie's Fable Nooknote ), Candy Sweeney (a lounge singer along with her sister, Liz [played by Nora Dunn]), and Anita (a truck stop waitress). Her celebrity impressions include Bette Davis, Greta Garbo, Tammy Faye Bakker, Oprah Winfreynote , Nancy Reagannote , Diana Rossnote , Mary Jo Buttafuoco, Ivana Trump (Donald Trump's first wife), Marla Maples (Donald Trump's second wife), Jessica Hahnnote , and Sinead O'Connornote 

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She sadly died in 2014 at home from throat cancer.

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