Linda Lavin

Actor and Singer
Born Oct 15, 1937

Linda Lavin is an American singer and actress. She is known for playing the title character in the sitcom Alice and for her Broadway performances. 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.… Read More

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1937 Birth Born on October 15, 1937.


1958 20 Years Old In the summer of 1958 she played one of the leads in The Common Glory, an outdoor drama written by Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Paul Green and staged at an amphitheater on campus. … Read More
1966 28 Years Old By the early 1960s, Lavin had appeared in several Broadway shows and appeared on the 1966 cast recordings of The Mad Show performing Stephen Sondheim's "The Boy From". … Read More
1967 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1967, Lavin made an appearance as Gloria Thorpe in a television version of the musical Damn Yankees with Phil Silvers.


1969 31 Years Old In 1969, Lavin married actor Ron Leibman, and by 1973 the couple had arrived in Hollywood, California. … Read More
1970 32 Years Old …  She received her first Tony Award nomination in 1970, for her role in the Neil Simon play, Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1969). … Read More
1971 33 Years Old Lavin's last Broadway credit before she moved to Hollywood was in Paul Sills' Story Theatre in 1971. … Read More


1980 42 Years Old Lavin has been married three times. Her first marriage to Ron Leibman ended in divorce in 1980.
1987 49 Years Old After more than a decade away, appearing on television, Lavin returned to the Broadway stage in 1987, winning a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play and her second Drama Desk Award for her role as Kate in Simon's play Broadway Bound. … Read More


1990 52 Years Old She then starred on Broadway in Gypsy as Mama Rose Hovick, replacing Tyne Daly in July 1990. … Read More
1992 54 Years Old Her second marriage to Kip Niven, who played the boyfriend of Beth Howland's character, Vera Louise Gorman-Novak, ended in divorce in 1992. … Read More
1995 57 Years Old In 1995 she appeared in the Off-Broadway Death-Defying Acts, which consists of three one-act plays; Lavin performed in the Elaine May ("Hotline") and Woody Allen plays ("Central Park West"). … Read More


1998 60 Years Old In Wilmington, she was a stage director. One of her directorial credits was a 1998 production of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, updated to a Brazilian jazz style. … Read More
2002 64 Years Old She played Marjorie in The Tale of the Allergist's Wife (2000–2001), co-starring Tony Roberts and Michele Lee, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award, Leading Actress in a Play, and Drama Desk Award, and "nanny" for Helen (young Carol Burnett, played by Sara Niemietz and Donna Lynne Champlin) in Hollywood Arms in Chicago and on Broadway in 2002.
2010 72 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010, Lavin appeared as Ruth Steiner in a Broadway revival of the play Collected Stories, reprising her role for a PBS production of the play, and received a fifth Tony nomination for the role.
2011 73 Years Old 1 More Event
Lavin was featured in the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC) production of the musical Follies, from May 2011 to June 2011, as Hattie Walker.
…  She performed with the Wilmington Symphony (Wilmington, North Carolina) in March 2012.
2013 75 Years Old …  She starred in NBC's short-lived sitcom, Sean Saves the World in 2013 as Lorna. … Read More
2014 76 Years Old Lavin appeared in the new Nicky Silver play Too Much Sun, which opened Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theater on May 18, 2014.
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