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21 Who were the youngest and oldest hosts? (Saturday Night Live)




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This article is from the Saturday Night Live: Commercial Parodies FAQ, by Doug Krause snl-faq@lido.com with numerous contributions by others.

21 Who were the youngest and oldest hosts? (Saturday Night Live)

Technically, George Carlin was the youngest *and* oldest
host on the first show, but let's not get silly. As of
this writing, Drew Barrymore is the youngest host in SNL
history. Here are the ages of the hosts under 18:

Date              Host            Age
----              ----            ---
27 Nov 1976       Jodie Foster    14y  0m  8d
20 Nov 1982       Drew Barrymore   7y  8m 29d
24 Feb 1990       Fred Savage     13y  7m 15d
23 Nov 1991       Macaulay Culkin 11y  2m 28d

The oldest host was a lady named Miskel Spillman. She was
an 80+ year old grandmother that won the "Anyone Can Host"
contest held in 1977. She and four other finalists (Richard
Canipe, Connie Crawford, David Lewis, and Deb Blair) appeared
on the 19 Nov 1977 show. Viewers were asked to write in and
vote for their favorite. Miskel won and hosted the Christ-
mas show on 17 Dec. The second oldest host was Ruth Gordon
who was 80 when she hosted on 22 Jan 1977.

 

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