Linda Purl

Born Sep 2, 1955

Linda Purl is an American actress and singer, perhaps best known for portraying Ben Matlock's daughter Charlene Matlock in season one of Matlock.

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1955 Birth Born on September 2, 1955.


1975 19 Years Old After playing a small role in Jory (1973), Purl's first major movie role was in Jonathan Demme's 1975 comedy, Crazy Mama. … Read More


1978 22 Years Old In 1978, she appeared as newlywed Molly Beaton in the ABC western drama series, The Young Pioneers, set in the Dakota Territory of the 1870s and based on the novels of Rose Wilder Lane.
1979 23 Years Old She also acted alongside Shaun Cassidy in the 1979 TV movie Like Normal People. … Read More
1980 24 Years Old Purl has been married four times: in 1980 to Desi Arnaz, Jr. (son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz); in 1988 to William Broyles Jr. (screenwriter); in 1993 to Alexander Cary (screenwriter, producer) (one son together) and to James Vinson Adams in 2006.
1981 25 Years Old …  In 1981 she starred in Manions of America.
1985 29 Years Old In 1985, she appeared in Murder, She Wrote - episode entitled "Murder at the Oasis". … Read More


2009 53 Years Old After an absence from the "little screen" for almost three decades, recently Purl appeared in the role of Pam Beesly's mother on NBC's The Office TV series, starting with the season six episode ""Niagara" in 2009-2010."
2010 54 Years Old In May 2010, Purl made a guest appearance on Desperate Housewives.
2011 55 Years Old In 2011, Purl made guest appearances on Showtime's Homeland, playing Elizabeth Gaines.
2012 56 Years Old She played Barbara Pelt, mother of Debbie Pelt, in two episodes of HBO's True Blood in 2012. … Read More
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