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Hal Linden Fast Facts:
Changed his surname to Linden after spotting it on a water tower in Linden, New Jersey.
Began playing clarinet as a teen and performed with symphony orchestras.
Performed as a singer with bands headed by Sammy Kaye, Bobby Sherwood and Boyd Raeburn before being drafted into the Army.
Became interested in acting while a member of the US Army Band.
Made Broadway debut in
Bells Are Ringing
after his girlfriend (and future wife), dancer Frances Martin, told him about an opening for Sydney Chaplin's understudy; Linden took over the role when Chaplin left.
Had a recurring role in the daytime soap
Search for Tomorrow
Received seven Emmy nominations---but no wins---for his role as Barney Miller.
Carried the Olympic Torch in Los Angeles as part of the 1984 Olympics.
Appeared with daughter Nora in a North Hollywood production of
The Play's the Thing
Hal Linden Relationships:
Amelia Christine Linden - Daughter
Jennifer Dru Linden - Daughter
Frances Martin - Wife
Frances Rosen - Mother
Charles Lipshitz - Father
Nora Kathryn Linden - Daughter
Bernard Linden - Brother
Ian Martin Linden - Son
Hal Linden Awards:
1977 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1979 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1976 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1978 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1980 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1981 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1981 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1978 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1982 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1977 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1971 Tony: Actor (Musical) - Winner
1976 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
Attended City University of New York, Queens College, Queens, NY; City University of New York, City College, New York, NY (BA, 1952); American Theater Wing, New York, NY (1954)
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