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Lorne Michaels

Lorne Michael Lipowitz, aka Lorne Michaels (born November 17, 1944) is a television Producer and writer, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Michaels wrote for a number of Canadian TV series and specials in the late 1960s and early 1970s, like Barris & Company in 1968, The Hart & Lorne Terrific Hour in 1971.

Michaels was also a cast member of the Canadian That's Show Biz in 1970.

In 1975, Michaels created the American TV show, Saturday Night Live, for which he was also the executive producer and a writer. The show, which was filmed live in front of a studio audience, immediately established a reputation for being cutting edge and unpredictable.

In 1979, Michaels started Broadway Video[?] which has produced shows like The Kids in the Hall.

Michaels has been executive producer of NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien[?] since it debuted in 1993.

In 1999, Michaels was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame[?]. Michaels was also presented with the prestigious Order of Canada, that country's highest honor for lifetime achievement and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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