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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
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:
Steve Bakunas - Husband
Jocelyn Pollard - Sister
Kip Niven - Ex-husband
Lucille Potter Lavin - Mother
Ron Leibman - Ex-husband
David J. Lavin - Father
Linda Lavin Awards:
1998 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Nominee
1979 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
2010 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
2012 Tony: Actress (Play) - 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
1979 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Winner
1987 Tony: Actress (Play) - Winner
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (BA in Theatre Arts, 1959)
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