Graduation Time Rosanna Rosannadana Style

Gilda Radner

Gilda Radner, the great comedienne, died of ovarian cancer at the age of 42 a little over 22 years ago (May 20, 1989).  What a talented lady.  So funny.  I especially liked her Rosanna Rosannadana character.  In honor of her life and in keeping with this season when students will be graduating from colleges, universities, and high schools, I thought it would be appropriate to share one of her speeches.  I believe you’ll like it. So, check out this commencement address Gilda gave as Roseanne Roseannadanna in 1980 as a part of Gilda Live.  (I lifted the idea for this posting from Mark Halvorsen’s Blog.  Mark is a wonderful Christian radio personality at


About ronfurg

Former naval officer, federal investigator, forensic scientist, senior executive service member and pastor. In retirement serves as volunteer and life group leader at New Life Christian Church ( Devoted to beautiful wife, kids and grandkids. Looking forward to the time when every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord of all and that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
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