Linda Purl

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VIDEO: School Dazed

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School Dazed
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Length: 24:06
Aired: 7/19/1984

A troubled student overdoses on pills while staying overnight at Joanie's. watch

VIDEO: The People vs. the Fonz

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The People vs. the Fonz
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Length: 24:06
Aired: 1/17/1984

The Fonz pleads "The Fifth" when he's accused of hitting a student. watch

VIDEO: Kiss Me Teach

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Kiss Me Teach
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Length: 24:56
Aired: 1/10/1984

An amorous student wreaks havoc on Joanie's first teaching assignment. watch

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Matlock: Clip 3
The Accidental Meeting
Matlock: Clip 1
Maid Of Honor

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Credits

Year Title Description
2002 Griffin and Minor Canon TV Show Series, Voice
2000 The Perfect Tenant Movie, Assoc. Producer
2000 The Perfect Tenant Movie, Actor - Jessica Michaels
1998 Mighty Joe Young Movie, Actor - Dr. Ruth Young
1994 Robin's Hoods TV Show Series, Actor - Brett Robin

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Did Matlock have more than ...

Question: Did Matlock have more than one daughter? And who played the part? I saw at least three different actresses play it.


Answer: There were two daughters, by my count, Steve, but three different actresses did indeed carry the role. When Diary of a Perfect Murder, the Matlock pilot film, first aired in early 1986, lawyer daughter Charlene Matlock was played by Lori Lethin. However, when the series launched in September on NBC, Linda Purl (Happy Days) handled the daughterly duties. In 1987 Charlene left to start her own practice in Philadelphia and Ben (Andy Griffith) replaced her with Michelle Thomas (Nancy Stafford), who was no relation.

Whatever Charlene said to Ben before she left, it must have been a doozy because when Michelle moved on read more

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