Julia Sweeney, a tribute to her on ‘And Just Like That’

Written by by Staff Writer at CNN Monday’s season premiere of “And Just Like That” is a tribute to the woman behind the camera, Julia Sweeney. The beloved Canadian comedy icon died last year…

Julia Sweeney, a tribute to her on 'And Just Like That'

Written by by Staff Writer at CNN

Monday’s season premiere of “And Just Like That” is a tribute to the woman behind the camera, Julia Sweeney.

The beloved Canadian comedy icon died last year at the age of 64, after suffering from ALS.

Sweeney appeared on every single episode of the series, and debuted the pilot episode in 1984. Her singing voice remains on every single episode too.

Sweeney was a standup, an actress, and a singer. She became known for performing numbers in her live act like “You Don’t Own Me,” “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” and “Lil’ Gal Got Stampeded in Tulsa.”

She sang in the The Pointer Sisters hit “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now,” and other crossover pop songs such as “Give Me Loving You” by Olivia Newton-John.

Sweeney had her breakthrough as comedienne on “Saturday Night Live” in the late ’70s, but she started her career in the 1980s. In 1982 she broke into film with “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.” She won a Golden Globe in 1983 for her role in “Fletch.”

This story originally appeared on CNN.com.

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