Linda Lavin

 

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Linda Lavin is an American singer and actress. She is known for playing the title character in the sitcom Alice and for her stage performances, both on Broadway and Off-Broadway. After acting as a child, Lavin joined the Compass Players in the late 1950s. She began acting on Broadway in the 1960s, earning notice in "It's a Bird. It's a Plane. It's Superman" in 1966 and receiving her first Tony Award nomination in Last of the Red Hot Lovers in 1970. She moved to Hollywood in 1973 and began to work in television, making recurring appearances on Barney Miller before getting the title role in Alice, which ran from 1976 to 1985. She appeared in many telefilms and later in other TV work. She has also had roles in several feature films. In 1987, she returned to Broadway, starring in Broadway Bound, Gypsy, The Sisters Rosensweig, The Diary of Anne Frank and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, among others. In 2010, she appeared as Ruth Steiner in Collected Stories, garnering her fifth Tony nomination

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Linda Lavin

Born 1937-10-15 (84 years ago) in Portland.
Height 160 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Obie Award for Performance (The Lyons) 57th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards 2012 The Lyons
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (The New Century) 53rd Drama Desk Awards 2008 The New Century
TV Land "She Works Hard for the Money" Award (Alice) 5th Annual TV Land Awards 2007 Alice
Obie Award for Performance (Death Defying Acts) 40th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards 1995 Death Defying Acts
Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Broadway Bound) The 3rd Annual Helen Hayes Awards 1987 Broadway Bound
Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play (Broadway Bound) 41st Tony Awards 1987 Broadway Bound
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play (Broadway Bound) 32nd Drama Desk Awards 1987 Broadway Bound
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (Alice) 37th Golden Globe Awards 1979 Alice
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (Alice) 36th Golden Globe Awards 1978 Alice
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance (Little Murders) 14th Drama Desk Awards 1969 Little Murders
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play (The Lyons) 66th Tony Awards 2012 The Lyons
Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play (Collected Stories) 64th Tony Awards 2010 Collected Stories
Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife) 55th Tony Awards 2001 The Tale of the Allergist's Wife
Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play (The Diary of Anne Frank) 52nd Tony Awards 1998 The Diary of Anne Frank
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children/Youth/Family Special (CBS Schoolbreak Special) 17th Daytime Emmy Awards 1990 CBS Schoolbreak Special
Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play (Broadway Bound) 41st Tony Awards 1987 Broadway Bound
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (Alice) 38th Golden Globe Awards 1980 Alice
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (Alice) 37th Golden Globe Awards 1979 Alice
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Alice) 31st Primetime Emmy Awards 1979 Alice
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (Alice) 36th Golden Globe Awards 1978 Alice
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Steve Bakunas(Gifta: 2005-02-14–) 2005-02-14 Gifta
Kip Niven(Gifta: 1982-08-22–1992-07-02) 1982-08-22 1992-07-02 Gifta
Ron Leibman(Gifta: 1969-09-07–1981-08-04) 1969-09-07 1981-08-04 Gifta
Parents

Lucille Lavin, David J. Lavin

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Linda Lavin is an American singer and actress. She is known for playing the title character in the sitcom Alice and for her stage performances, both on Broadway and Off-Broadway.

After acting as a child, Lavin joined the Compass Players in the late 1950s. She began acting on Broadway in the 1960s, earning notice in "It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman" in 1966 and receiving her first Tony Award nomination in Last of the Red Hot Lovers in 1970. She moved to Hollywood in 1973 and began to work in television, making recurring appearances on Barney Miller before getting the title role in Alice, which ran from 1976 to 1985. She appeared in many telefilms and later in other TV work. She has also had roles in several feature films.

In 1987, she returned to Broadway, starring in Broadway Bound, Gypsy, The Sisters Rosensweig, The Diary of Anne Frank and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, among others. In 2010, she appeared as Ruth Steiner in Collected Stories, garnering her fifth Tony nomination. She starred in NBC's short-lived sitcom, Sean Saves the World in 2013 as Lorna.

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