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Leland Palmer (actress)

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Birth dateJune 16, 1945(age 71)
Place of birthPort Washington, New York, U.S.

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Leland Palmer (born June 16, 1945, Port Washington, New York) is an American actress, dancer, and singer who has appeared on stage, in motion pictures, and on television. She appeared on Broadway in Bajour, A Joyful Noise, Hello, Dolly!, Applause, and Pippin. Palmer received two Tony Award nominations: in 1967 for featured actress in a musical (Miss Jimmie in A Joyful Noise), and in 1973 for actress in a musical (Fastrada in Pippin).

Her U.S. television appearances include guest roles on Love, American Style; Laverne & Shirley; and Rhoda. She was also a regular on Dinah Shore's summer variety television show, Dinah and Her New Best Friends in 1976. To motion-picture audiences, Palmer is known best for Bob Fosse's All That Jazz (1979), in which she played Audrey Paris, a character believed to be modeled on Fosse's wife, Gwen Verdon.

Palmer is known now as Linda Posner. Although she no longer performs, she continues to work with community theatres in California. She most recently served as choreographer of 42nd Street Moon-San Francisco's production of Irma La Douce.

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