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Former 'Saturday Night Live' star Jan Hooks dies; watch 12 of her most memorable sketches



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Jan Hooks on "Saturday Night Live" as one of the Sweeney Sisters, with Paul Simon.
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Jan Hooks on "30 Rock."
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Nora Dunn and Jan Hooks on "Saturday Night Live" as the Sweeney Sisters.
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Tom Hooks and Jan Hooks arrive on the red carpet for the gala screening of the film 'Jiminy Glick in Lalawood' during the 29th Annual Toronto International Film Festival Sept. 18, 2004 in Toronto, Canada.
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Actress Jan Hooks attends the 'Lalawood' after party and festival closer during the 29th Annual Toronto International Film Festival Sept. 18, 2004 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Jan Hooks, who was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" from 1986 to 1991, has died, according to the Hollywood Reporter. She was 57.

Hooks first appeared on television in the late night show "Tush." She went on to join the cast of "Not Necessarily the News" before landing "SNL." Her celebrity impressions on "SNL" included Nancy Reagan, Sinead O'Connor, Kathie Lee Gifford and others. One of her most popular non-celebrity recurring characters was as one of the Sweeney Sisters, a pair of lounge singers, which paired her with Nora Dunn.

In addition to "SNL," she was also a regular on "Designing Women" and "3rd Rock From the Sun." She had a recurring role on "The Simpsons" and most recently appeared in 2010 on "30 Rock." She also appeared in films including "Pee-wee's Big Adventure," "Batman Returns" and "Coneheads."

Pee-wee's Big Adventure clip

Watch some memorable Hooks "SNL" sketches below:

Sweeney Sisters Christmas clip

I didn't evolve from you clip