Lorraine Newman

Chevy Chase Morbidly Obese, 40 Years After Starring on SNL (video)

Chevy Chase was one of the biggest stars on “Saturday Night Live” when the show debuted 40 years ago. But today he’s just big. He looked morbidly obese on the “Today” show during an appearance to talk about SNL’s early years. Chase, 71, was part of the founding cast of the show that included Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner, Garrett Morris and John Belushi. Chase was played the handsome leading man type on the show, founded the Weekend Update segment, which still appears today and starred in countless scripts. His impression of Gerald Ford’s bumbling may have cost the President his re-election....
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