Linda Purl
American actress
Linda Purl
Linda Purl is an American actress and singer, perhaps best known for portraying Ben Matlock's daughter Charlene Matlock in season one of Matlock.
Biography
Linda Purl's personal information overview.
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News
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Celeb birthdays for the week of Sept. 2-8
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Sept. 2: Singer Sam Gooden of The Impressions is 73. Singer Jimmy Clanton is 72. Singer Rosalind Ashford of Martha and the Vandellas is 69. Sportscaster Terry Bradshaw is 64. Actor Mark Harmon is 61. Actress Linda Purl is 57. Drummer Jerry Augustyniak of 10,000 Maniacs is 54. Drummer Paul Deakin of The Mavericks is 53. Actor Keanu Reeves is 48. Actress Salma Hayek is 46. Actress Cynthia Watros is 44. Singer K-Ci of K-Ci and JoJo is 43. Actor Katt Williams ("Norbit") is 39. Bassist Sam Rivers of Limp Bizkit is 35. Actor Jonathan Kite ("2 Broke Girls") is 33. Drummer Spencer Smith of Panic at the Disco is 25.
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Celeb birthdays for the week of Aug. 28-Sept. 3 - Idaho Press-Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Actress Linda Purl is 56. Drummer Jerry Augustyniak of 10000 Maniacs is 53. Drummer Paul Deakin of The Mavericks is 52. Actor Keanu Reeves is 47. Actress Salma Hayek is 45. Actress Cynthia Watros is 43. Singer K-Ci of K-Ci and JoJo is 42
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" Starry Nights returns to Sisters; Tonight's concert features High Street ... - Bend Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
She cited last fall's production of “Love Letters” at the Tower Theatre (featuring the donated talents of Gregory Harrison and Linda Purl), plus three upcoming events, including a concert by University of Oregon a cappella group On The Rocks on Oct. 22
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Rosemary Harris, Jim Dale in Athol Fugard's "Mecca" on Broadway - Hartford Courant (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Long Wharf Theatre produce the work in 1997 starring Julie Harris, Linda Purl and Aldredge The 1992 film adaptation of "The Road to Mecca, "written by Peter Goldsmid, who also co-directed it with the playwright, starred Fugard, Kathy Bates and Yvonne
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Cabaret Convention to Feature Christine Ebersole, Liz Callaway, Andrea ... - Playbill.com
Google News - over 5 years
The Convention will conclude Oct. 22 with Stars are Bright on a Saturday Night featuring Nancy Anderson, Anna Bergman, Carol Fredette, Maud Hixson, Nicolas King, Hilary Kole, Beckie Menzie/Tom Michael, Karen Oberlin, Linda Purl, T. Oliver Reid,
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Chrstine Ebersole, Andrea Marcovicci, Karen Mason, et al. Set for New York ... - TheaterMania.com
Google News - over 5 years
The October 22 show will feature Nancy Anderson, Anna Bergman, Carol Fredette, Maud Hixson, Nicolas King, Hilary Kole, Brooke Menzie, Tom Michael, Linda Purl, T. Oliver Reid, Paula West, and Amra-Faye Wright. For ticket information, call 212-980-3026
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PHOTO FLASH: Hal Holbrook, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Sean Penn, Martin Sheen, et ... - TheaterMania.com
Google News - over 5 years
... were Orson Bean, Ian Buchanan, Maxwell Caulfield, Emrhys Cooper, Patrika Darbo, Ramon Estevez, Davis Gaines, Dick Gautier, Ilene Graff, Richard Herd, Anne Jeffreys, Ruta Lee, Lee Meriwether, Alley Mills, Juliette Mills, Linda Purl, Stefanie Powers,
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All Star V-Day Reading At Cap Theatre - LA Canyon News
Google News - over 5 years
... who shared scheduled performances reading “Myriam," Ilene Graff, Linda Purl and Michael Learned, who rotated evenings with “I Was There In The Room,” as well as Kim Rhodes and Kent Kim delivering “My Vagina Was My Village” on different nights
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Author David Sedaris coming to Salem in April 2012 - Statesman Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
2), Songs of Irving Berlin with Lee Lessack and Linda Purl (Mar. 16), Barrage (Ma.r 31), Papa Doo Run Run (Apr. 27) and The Midnight Serenaders (May 12). The theater is located at 170 High St. SE. For more information on the shows, call (503) 375-3574
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Photo Flash: Benefit V-Day Readings Held at The CAP Theatre - Broadway World
Google News - almost 6 years
... Mother Love ("Because He Liked To Look At It"), Debra Wilson ("The Little Coochi Snorcher That Could"), Lee Meriwether and Adrienne Barbeau who shared scheduled performances reading "Myriam," Ilene Graff, Linda Purl and Michael Learned who rotated
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TV Q&A: Which shows will return? - Defiance Crescent News (subscription)
Google News - almost 6 years
Early on, Linda Purl played his daughter and law partner, Charlene. Then, in later seasons, Brynn Thayer played his daughter, Leanne. Was there one daughter with two names or two daughters? Rob: According to the TV critics' bibles -- Total Television
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Great Scott: Steve Carell's 'Office' buffoon bows out - San Jose Mercury News
Google News - almost 6 years
Helen (Linda Purl): Poor Pam. She watched in horror as Michael began dating her mom. Helen and Michael seemed to have a good thing going. But when he discovered her age -- 58 -- he rudely broke it off. The fallout? Pam punched him in the face
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Ascolti tv, “Un medico in famiglia” vince in prima serata - Il Velino
Google News - almost 6 years
Su Rai2 il film “Damigella d'onore”, di Douglas Jackson, con Linda Purl, in onda dalle 23.36, è stato visto da 519 mila telespettatori, con il 5,81 per cento di share. Su Rete4 la commedia “Cari fottutissimi amici”, di Mario Monicelli,
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What's On Today
NYTimes - about 6 years
9 P.M. (Bravo) MILLION DOLLAR LISTING In this Season 4 opener the real estate agents Josh Flagg, above, and Madison Hildebrand are joined by Josh Altman (who replaces Chad Rogers) in their quest to move some of the most magnificent homes in Los Angeles with the economy still in a slump -- never mind their private lives. The trouble begins as Mr.
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What's On Today
NYTimes - over 6 years
9 P.M. (CBS) CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION Sqweegel (Daniel Browning Smith) -- a serial killer based on a character in ''Dark Prophecy,'' the second novel from Anthony E. Zuiker, the creator of ''CSI'' -- menaces Las Vegas. Ann-Margret (above, with Mr. Smith) guest stars as a legendary figure on the Las Vegas Strip; the city's mayor, Oscar B.
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MUSIC REVIEW; Standards, and a Little Country Thrown In
NYTimes - over 6 years
To hear Linda Purl tell it in her engagingly chatty cabaret show, ''Come Rain or Come Shine,'' at the Metropolitan Room, she has had several lifetimes' worth of experience both on and off the screen -- that screen being the small one on which Ms. Purl has appeared in dozens of movies and shows. In ''Movie of the Week,'' an amusing piece she sang on
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MUSIC REVIEW | 'THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY'; The Gershwin Brother Who Treasured His Dictionary
NYTimes - almost 8 years
Margot and embargo, Amanda and propaganda, Titania and miscellanea: those whimsical rhymes for women's names are breezily trotted out in ''A Rhyme for Angela,'' a comic song from the forgotten 1945 Kurt Weill-Ira Gershwin operetta ''The Firebrand of Florence.'' Its joke is that there is no usable rhyme for Angela. Performed on Saturday by Tom Wopat
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WHAT'S ON TONIGHT
NYTimes - about 11 years
8 P.M. (Court) BEACH PATROL -- Series premiere. So much for a channel devoted to courtroom drama. This is one of three original reality series that Court TV is introducing this month. It's all about the daily experiences of San Diego lifeguards (above), whose jobs involve a lot more than rescuing swimmers and controlling rowdy teenage drinkers.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Linda Purl
    FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 56
    She played Barbara Pelt, mother of Debbie Pelt, in two episodes of HBO's True Blood in 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Purl has been a regular performer (and part of the original cast) of the international touring play Seven Deadly Sins Four Deadly Sinners. In November 2007, she appeared at the Théâtre Princesse Grace, Monte Carlo, directed by Marc Sinden, as part of his British Theatre Season, Monaco. In 2008, Linda Purl opened at the Cleveland Play House in Cleveland, Ohio in the production of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, playing Amanda. Purl launched a jazz music career after leaving Matlock and has released several albums of music, most recently Out of This World – LIVE.
  • 2011
    Age 55
    In 2011, Purl made guest appearances on Showtime's Homeland, playing Elizabeth Gaines.
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  • 2010
    Age 54
    In May 2010, Purl made a guest appearance on Desperate Housewives.
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  • 2009
    Age 53
    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."
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1985
    Age 29
    In 1985, she appeared in Murder, She Wrote - episode entitled "Murder at the Oasis".
    More Details Hide Details In the first season of Matlock (1986–1987), (starring long-time comedy actor Andy Griffith, now in a usually dramatic role), Purl played Charlene, Ben Matlock's lawyer daughter. She was cast in the series First Monday (2002) as Sarah Novelli, a real estate agent and Justice Joseph Novelli's wife.
  • 1981
    Age 25
    In 1981 she starred in Manions of America.
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  • 1980
    Age 24
    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.
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  • 1979
    Age 23
    She also acted alongside Shaun Cassidy in the 1979 TV movie Like Normal People.
    More Details Hide Details On Happy Days she played two different roles: Richie's occasional girlfriend Gloria in season two of the show (1974), and Fonzie's steady girlfriend Ashley eight seasons later (1982–1983). She also played secret agent Kate Del'Amico in the short-lived series Under Cover, and played Brett Robin in the 1994-1995 series Robin's Hoods. She has also featured in many movies made for television, including Testimony of Two Men, The Night the City Screamed, Little Ladies of the Night, and Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs. She voiced Delilah in a 1985 direct-to-video episode of The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible. Purl appeared in an all-star cast in the well-regarded historical-biographical TV mini-series of "Eleanor and Franklin" in 1976, broadcast on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) television network. Here she portrayed Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt.
  • 1978
    Age 22
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1975
    Age 19
    After playing a small role in Jory (1973), Purl's first major movie role was in Jonathan Demme's 1975 comedy, Crazy Mama.
    More Details Hide Details Subsequent movie appearances have included W.C. Fields and Me (1976), Young Pioneers' Christmas (1976), Leo and Loree (1980), Visiting Hours (1982), The High Country (1984), Viper (1988), Natural Causes (1994), Mighty Joe Young (1998), The Perfect Tenant (2000), and Fear of the Dark (2003). Linda Purl has played several roles on television series, starting with The Secret Storm— a daytime "soap opera" drama (1973–1974).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1955
    Born
    Born on September 2, 1955.
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