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Linda Lavin is a singer and actress from America known for her role in the series ‘Alice.’

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BirthdayOctober 15, 1937
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actresses, Singers, Pop Singers
City/StateMaine
SpousesRon Leibman
SiblingsJocelyn Pollard
Universities
  • Waynflete School
  • College of William & Mary
Birth PlacePortland, Maine
Height160cm
GenderFemale
FatherDavid J. Lavin
MotherLucille
Sun SignLibra
Born inPortland, Maine
Famous asSinger, Actress
Socials

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Who is Linda Lavin?

Linda Lavin is a veteran singer and actress from America. She is best recognized for portraying the title character in the TV series ‘Alice’. She is also known for making several stage performances in many Broadway and Off-Broadway projects like ‘Death Defying Acts’, ‘The Lyons’, ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’, ‘Broadway Bound’, ‘Gypsy’, and ‘The Diary of Anne Frank,’ to name a few. The actress has also acted in many movies including ‘Bakery in Brooklyn’, ‘The Intern’ and ‘The Back-up Plan’. Coming to Lavin’s awards and accolades, she received the ‘Tony Award’ for ‘Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play’ for ‘Broadway Bound.’ The same performance also fetched her the ‘Drama Desk Award’ in 1987. In addition, the American actress has received the ‘Golden Globe Award’ twice under the category Best TV Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her work in ‘Alice.’ Besides these, she is also a two-time Obie Award awardee. In 2011, Lavin was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

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Theatre Career

Linda Lavin started her career on stage in 1962 with a Broadway appearance in ‘A Family Affair’. After this, she had a role in the off-Broadway productions ‘Wet Paint’ and ‘The Mad Show’. She then appeared in a featured role in the 1966 musical titled ‘It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman’. In 1969, the actress performed in the plays ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ and ‘Little Murders’.

During 1986 and 1987, she played Kate in Simon's ‘Broadway Bound’. Soon after this, she made appearance in ‘Gypsy’. In the year 2000, she was cast as Marjorie in ‘The Tale of the Allergist's Wife’. In 2010, Lavin portrayed the character of Ruth Steiner in the play ‘Collected Stories’. She then appeared in Nicky Silver’s play titled ‘The Lyons’ in September 2011. Other notable stage works of the American actress include ‘The Sisters Rosensweig’, ‘Our Mother's Brief Affair’, ‘Candide’, and ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’.

Television & Film Career

In 1967, Linda Lavin made her first television appearance in ‘Damn Yankees’. Then after making guest appearances in a few programs, she was cast as Detective Janice Wentworth in the series ‘Barney Miller’. She then left the series to star in the title role in the sitcom ‘Alice’. After this, the actress had roles in ‘Room for Two’, ‘Conrad Bloom’ and ‘Sean Saves the World’.

In her TV career, Lavin did numerous telefilms including ‘The Morning After, ‘Another Woman's Child, ‘Stolen Memories: Secrets from the Rose Garden’, ‘Lena: My 100 Children’ and ‘Best Friends for Life’, to name a few. Lavin also acted in several movies like ‘The Muppets Take Manhattan’, ‘See You in the Morning’, ‘I Want to Go Home’ and ‘The Back-up Plan’.

Career in Cabaret & Recording

Linda Lavin has appeared in many cabaret and concert performances. In 2006, she performed with her cabaret act “The Song Remembers When" at Birdland (New York). Her recording titled ‘Possibilities’ was released in 2012.

Personal Life

Linda Lavin was born on October 15, 1937 in Portland, Maine, USA, to Lucille and David J. Lavin. She has a sister named Jocelyn Pollard. She studied at the Waynflete School and later graduated from the College of William & Mary.

Talking about the American artiste’s love life, she first married Ron Leibman in 1969. This marriage ended in a divorce. Her second marriage to Kip Niven also did not last forever. She later married her third husband Steve Bakunas in 2005. Lavin has no biological kids.

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Linda Lavin awards

YearNameAward

Golden Globe Awards

1980Best Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalAlice (1976)
1979Best Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalAlice (1976)

Linda Lavin biography timelines

  • // 15th Oct 1937
    Linda Lavin was born on October 15, 1937 in Portland, Maine, USA, to Lucille and David J. Lavin. She has a sister named Jocelyn Pollard. She studied at the Waynflete School and later graduated from the College of William & Mary.
  • // 1962
    Linda Lavin started her career on stage in 1962 with a Broadway appearance in ‘A Family Affair’. After this, she had a role in the off-Broadway productions ‘Wet Paint’ and ‘The Mad Show’. She then appeared in a featured role in the 1966 musical titled ‘It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman’. In 1969, the actress performed in the plays ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ and ‘Little Murders’.
  • // 1967
    In 1967, Linda Lavin made her first television appearance in ‘Damn Yankees’. Then after making guest appearances in a few programs, she was cast as Detective Janice Wentworth in the series ‘Barney Miller’. She then left the series to star in the title role in the sitcom ‘Alice’. After this, the actress had roles in ‘Room for Two’, ‘Conrad Bloom’ and ‘Sean Saves the World’.
  • // 1969
    Talking about the American artiste’s love life, she first married Ron Leibman in 1969. This marriage ended in a divorce. Her second marriage to Kip Niven also did not last forever. She later married her third husband Steve Bakunas in 2005. Lavin has no biological kids.
  • // 1986
    During 1986 and 1987, she played Kate in Simon's ‘Broadway Bound’. Soon after this, she made appearance in ‘Gypsy’. In the year 2000, she was cast as Marjorie in ‘The Tale of the Allergist's Wife’. In 2010, Lavin portrayed the character of Ruth Steiner in the play ‘Collected Stories’. She then appeared in Nicky Silver’s play titled ‘The Lyons’ in September 2011. Other notable stage works of the American actress include ‘The Sisters Rosensweig’, ‘Our Mother's Brief Affair’, ‘Candide’, and ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’.
  • // 2006
    Linda Lavin has appeared in many cabaret and concert performances. In 2006, she performed with her cabaret act “The Song Remembers When" at Birdland (New York). Her recording titled ‘Possibilities’ was released in 2012.

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Linda Lavin's FAQ

  • What is Linda Lavin birthday?

    Linda Lavin was born at 1937-10-15

  • Where is Linda Lavin's birth place?

    Linda Lavin was born in Portland, Maine

  • What is Linda Lavin nationalities?

    Linda Lavin's nationalities is American

  • Who is Linda Lavin spouses?

    Linda Lavin's spouses is Ron Leibman

  • Who is Linda Lavin siblings?

    Linda Lavin's siblings is Jocelyn Pollard

  • What was Linda Lavin universities?

    Linda Lavin studied at Waynflete School, College of William & Mary

  • How tall is Linda Lavin?

    Linda Lavin's height is 160

  • Who is Linda Lavin's father?

    Linda Lavin's father is David J. Lavin

  • Who is Linda Lavin's mother?

    Linda Lavin's mother is Lucille

  • What is Linda Lavin's sun sign?

    Linda Lavin is Libra

  • How famous is Linda Lavin?

    Linda Lavin is famouse as Singer, Actress

  • What is Linda Lavin's twitter?

    Linda Lavin's twitter is https://twitter.com/linda_lavin/