Linda Lavin Biography (1937-)

Born October 15, 1937, in Portland, ME; daughter of David J. (a businessman)and Lucille (an opera singer; maiden name, Potter) Lavin; married Ron Leibman(an actor and writer), September 7, 1969 (divorced, c. 1980); married Clifford "Kip" Niven (an actor and director), c. 1982 (divorced, c. 1992); stepchildren: (second marriage) Jim, Kate. Addresses: Agent: Metropolitan Talent Agency, 9157 Sunset Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90010-3801.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, singer, director, producer, writer
Birth Details
October 15, 1937
Portland, Maine, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Alice Hyatt (title role), Alice, CBS, 1976-1985
  • Edie Kurland, Room for Two, ABC, 1992-1993
  • Florie Bloom, Conrad Bloom, NBC, 1998-1999
  • Miniseries
  • Ruth Liebman, Danielle Steel's "The Ring" (also known as The Ring), NBC, 1996
  • Movies
  • Toni, The Morning After, ABC, 1974
  • Althea Gruen, Like Mom, Like Me, CBS, 1978
  • Ellen Lissick, The $5.20 an Hour Dream, CBS, 1980
  • Nurse Joy Ufema, A Matter of Life and Death, CBS, 1981
  • Terry DeBray, Another Woman's Child, CBS, 1983
  • Liz Gavin, A Place to Call Home, CBS, 1985
  • Lena Kuchler-Silberman, Lena: My 100 Children, NBC, 1987
  • Earline, Stolen Memories: Secrets from the Rose Garden (also knownas Forbidden Memories and The Rose Garden), The Family Channel, 1995
  • Virginia Funicello, A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story, CBS, 1995
  • Marilyn Killane, For the Children: The Irvine Fertility Scandal (also known as For the Future: The Irvine Fertility Scandal), Lifetime,1996
  • Pilots
  • Jerry, CBS, 1974
  • Alice Hyatt (title role), Alice, CBS, 1976
  • Florie, Conrad Bloom, NBC, 1998
  • Specials
  • Gloria Thorpe, Damn Yankees!, NBC, 1967
  • Comedy Is King, NBC, 1968
  • The Alan King Show, three specials, ABC, 1968-1969
  • Battle of the Network Stars, ABC, 1977
  • Alan King's Final Warning, ABC, 1977
  • Dean Martin's Christmas in California, NBC, 1977
  • Linda in Wonderland, CBS, 1980
  • Lily for President, CBS, 1982
  • Parade of Stars, ABC, 1983
  • Night of 100 Stars II, 1985
  • Betty Gannet, "Maricela," WonderWorks, PBS, 1986
  • "Broadway Sings: The Music of Jule Styne," Great Performances, PBS, 1987
  • Elsie Parrish, The Blessings of Liberty, ABC, 1987
  • "Neil Simon: Not Just for Laughs" (also known as "Neil Simon: Simply Simon" and "Simply Simon: A Neil Simon Retrospective"), American Masters,PBS, 1989
  • Night of 100 Stars III, NBC, 1990
  • Host, The Sunset Gang, 1991
  • Host, In a New Light, ABC, 1992
  • Voice of Ms. Steinberg, Whitewash (animated), HBO, 1994
  • Sarah "Coop," "Best Friends for Life," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS,1998
  • Episodic
  • "Show Just Cause Why You Should Weep," The Nurses, CBS, 1963
  • "The Beggar's Opera," Showcase, syndicated, 1967
  • "Sadbird," CBS Playhouse, CBS, 1969
  • Linda Monroe, "The Shower," Rhoda, CBS, 1974
  • Detective Janice Wentworth, "Ms. Cop," Barney Miller (also known as The Life and Times of Captain Barney Miller), ABC, 1975
  • Detective Janice Wentworth, "Heat Wave," Barney Miller (also knownas The Life and Times of Captain Barney Miller), ABC, 1975
  • "Group Terror," Harry O, ABC, 1975
  • Detective Janice Wentworth, "Hotel," Barney Miller (also known asThe Life and Times of Captain Barney Miller), ABC, 1975
  • Detective Janice Wentworth, "Massage Parlor," Barney Miller (alsoknown as The Life and Times of Captain Barney Miller), ABC, 1976
  • "Audrey's Niece," Phyllis, CBS, 1976
  • Detective Janice Wentworth, "Block Party," Barney Miller (also known as The Life and Times of Captain Barney Miller), ABC, 1976
  • Family, ABC, 1977
  • Helen Russo, "Fool for a Client," Kaz, CBS, 1979
  • Multiple roles, The Mary Tyler Moore Hour, CBS, 1979
  • Herself, The Muppet Show, syndicated, 1979
  • Mrs. Walden, "Vera, the Torch," Alice, CBS, 1983
  • Mrs. Walden, "My Dinner with Debbie," Alice, CBS, 1984
  • Mrs. Walden, "The Night They Raided Debbie's," Alice, CBS, 1984
  • Amanda, "Jagged Edges," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1999
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 41st Annual Tony Awards, 1987
  • The 42nd Annual Tony Awards, 1988
  • The 44th Annual Tony Awards, 1990
  • Presenter, The 48th Annual Tony Awards, 1994
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Vocalist, theme song, Alice, CBS, 1976-1985
  • Producer, Room for Two, ABC, 1992-1993
  • Miniseries
  • Executive producer, "The Sunset Gang," American Playhouse, PBS, 1991
  • Movies
  • Producer, The $5.20 an Hour Dream, CBS, 1980
  • Producer, A Matter of Life and Death, CBS, 1981
  • Coproducer, Another Woman's Child, CBS, 1983
  • Executive producer, A Place to Call Home, CBS, 1985
  • Executive producer, Stolen Memories: Secrets from the Rose Garden(also known as Forbidden Memories and The Rose Garden), The Family Channel, 1995
  • Specials
  • Producer, Linda in Wonderland, CBS, 1980
  • Producer and director, "Flour Babies," CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1990
  • Episodic
  • Director, Alice, CBS, between 1976 and 1985
  • Stage Appearances
  • (New York debut) Izzy, Oh, Kay! (musical), East 74th Street Theatre, 1960
  • Wilma, crying daughter, Fifi of Paris, and quiet girl, A Family Affair, Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, 1962
  • Barbara, The Riot Act, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1963
  • Evelyn, Kiss Mama, Actors Playhouse, New York City, 1965
  • Wet Paint (revue), Renata Theatre, New York City, 1965
  • Victoire, Hotel Passionato, New Theatre, New York City, 1965
  • The Game Is Up (revue), 1965
  • The Mad Show (musical revue), East 74th Street Theatre, 1966
  • Sydney, It's a Bird ... It's a Plane ... It's Superman, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1966
  • Beth Nemerov, Something Different, Cort Theatre, 1967
  • Patsy Newquist, Little Murders, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1969
  • All women's roles, Cop-Out, Cort Theatre, 1969
  • Elaine Nevazio, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1969-1971
  • Story Theatre, 1970
  • In the Beginning Moon, John Drew Theatre, Easthampton, NY, 1971
  • A Servant of Two Masters, John Drew Theatre, 1971
  • Leah, The Enemy Is Dead, Bijou Theatre, New York City, 1973
  • Love Two, 1974
  • Courtesan, The Comedy of Errors, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1975
  • Tlimpattia, Dynamite Tonite!, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1975
  • Sonya, Uncle Vanya, Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1979
  • Mother, Six Characters in Search of an Author, American RepertoryTheatre, Cambridge, MA, 1984
  • Lady Sneerwell, A School for Scandal, American Repertory Theatre,then Los Angeles Olympic Arts Theatre Festival, Los Angeles, 1985
  • Night of 100 Stars II, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1985
  • Kate Jerome, Broadway Bound, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1986-1988
  • Mama Rose, Gypsy (musical), St. James Theatre, New York City, 1990
  • Night of 100 Stars III, Radio City Music Hall, 1990
  • Gorgeous Teitelbaum, The Sisters Rosensweig, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1993-1994
  • Dorothy, "Hotline," Death Defying Acts, Variety Arts Theatre, NewYork City, 1995-1996
  • Lillian Hellman, Cakewalk, Variety Arts Theatre, 1996
  • Mrs. Van Daan, The Diary of Anne Frank, Colonial Theatre, Boston,MA, 1997, then Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1997-1998
  • Collected Stories, Geffen Theatre, Los Angeles, 1999
  • Marjorie, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 2000-2001
  • Appeared in Rich and Famous, off-Broadway production.
  • Major Tours
  • On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, U.S. cities, 1967
  • Stage Director
  • As You Like It, Wilmington Shakespeare Festival, Wilmington, NC, 1998
  • Film Appearances
  • Kermit's doctor, The Muppets Take Manhattan, TriStar, 1984
  • Sidney, See You in the Morning, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Lena Apthrop, I Want to Go Back Home (also known as I Want to Go Home and Je veux rentrer a la maison), Films A2/La Sept Cinema/MK2 Productions, 1989
  • Teacher, Whitewash, 1994
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Albums include original cast recordings of A Family Affair, UnitedArtists; The Mad Show, Columbia; and It's a Bird ... It's a Plane... It's Superman, Columbia.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Electronic
    • Linda Lavin Official Site, http://www.lindalavin.com, January 7, 2002

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