Linda Lavin

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Portland, ME
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/15/1937, Libra
  • Profession: Actor; singer
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Linda Lavin Fast Facts:
  • Mother was an accomplished opera singer in New York.
  • Went to college to become a French interpretor but instead chose to major in the performing arts.
  • Lived with Olympia Dukakis in New York when the two were struggling stage actors. 
  • Made her feature film debut in The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984).
  • In 1997, founded The Linda Lavin Arts Foundation, dedicated to the development of performing and visual arts.
  • Inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame during a ceremony in New York City's Gershwin Theatre on January 24, 2011.
  • Taught master classes in acting and singing at New York University.
  • Linda Lavin Relationships:
  • Jocelyn Pollard - Sister
  • Steve Bakunas - Husband
  • Ron Leibman - Ex-husband
  • David J. Lavin - Father
  • Kip Niven - Ex-husband
  • Lucille Potter Lavin - Mother
  • Linda Lavin Awards:
  • 1979 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1981 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1980 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 2001 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • 1970 Tony: Actress, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic) - Nominee
  • 1998 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Nominee
  • 2010 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • 1987 Tony: Actress (Play) - Winner
  • 2012 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • 1979 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • College:
  • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (BA in Theatre Arts, 1959)

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