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Linda Lavin

Lavin and husband at Kennedy Center, June 19, 2011
Personal information
Birth dateOctober 15, 1937(age 79)
Place of birthPortland, Maine, United States
OccupationActress/Singer
SpouseRon Leibman (1969-1981)
Kip Niven (1982-1991)
Steve Bakunas (2005-present)

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Linda Lavin (born October 15, 1937) is an American singer and actress. She is best 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 by 1966 in It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman 1966 and receiving her first Tony Award nomination in Last of the Red Hot Lovers in 1970. She moved to Hollywood in 1973 and began to work in television, making recurring appearances on Barney Miller before getting the title role in Alice, which ran from 1976 to 1985. She appeared in many telefilms and later in other TV work. She has also had roles in several feature films.

In 1987, she returned to Broadway, starring in Broadway Bound (winning a Tony Award), Gypsy (1990), The Sisters Rosensweig (1993), The Diary of Anne Frank (1997 1998) and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife (2000 2001), among others. In 2010, she appeared as Ruth Steiner in Collected Stories, garnering her fifth Tony nomination. Thrice married, Lavin spends time at her North Carolina home on charitable activities.


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