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Linda Purl

Linda Purl

Sep. 2nd, 1955
Born in
Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
5' 5

Linda Purl's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Matlock TV Show
The Young Pioneers TV Show
The Young Pioneers
First Monday TV Show
First Monday
The Manions of America TV Show
The Manions of America
Criminal Instinct (CA) TV Show
Criminal Instinct (CA)
Sons and Daughters (1974) TV Show
Sons and Daughters (1974)
Beacon Hill TV Show
Beacon Hill
Robin's Hoods TV Show
Robin's Hoods
Under Cover TV Show
Under Cover

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Linda Purl was born in Connecticut and raised in Japan, becoming the only foreigner to train at the Toho Geino Academy. At the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo, she played the role of Louis in The King and I (in Japanese), Bet in 'Oliver' and the role of Helen in The Miracle Worker.

She then went to England to study under Marguerite Beale, before returning to the United States to study at the Lee Strasberg Institute, and later with Robert Lewis. Her stage credits include: The Broadway musical The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Getting and Spending, which ran on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre.

  • Former sister-in-law of 'Lucie Arnaz' (qv).
  • Measurements: 34-22 1/2-35 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
  • An accomplished jazz singer.
  • Mother, with 'Alexander Cary' (qv), of a son.
  • Attended high school at Wykeham Rise School for Girls in the Arts in Washington, Connecticut. After attending Finch College, she went to England to study under Marguerite Beale.
  • Was raised in Japan.
  • Is a mountain climber in her spare time.
  • Former daughter-in-law of 'Desi Arnaz' (qv) and 'Lucille Ball' (qv).

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