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  Linda Lavin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Linda Lavin (born in Portland, Oregon on October 15, 1937) is a Jewish-American singer and actress of stage, film, and television.
Lavin portrayed the Burstyn role of Alice Hyatt in Alice from 1976 to 1985.
Lavin then appeared on Broadway in The Sisters Rosenweig and off-Broadway in Death Defying Acts (for which she won two awards, a Best Actress Obie and the Lucille Lortel Award, as well as a 1995 Drama Desk Award nomination) and Cakewalk.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Linda_Lavin   (815 words)

 Encyclopedia: Linda Lavin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Linda has helped me with all the things that my mother, with a lifetime of her own issues, and a father who left when I was two, neglected to teach me.
Lavin brings a bolt of sunshine into the room when she arrives wearing minimal makeup, a colorful rain poncho and a sporty baseball cap.
Lavin, in addition to keeping a New York apartment, has a home in a small North Carolina town on the Cape Fear River which she discovered when she was producing a television film.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Linda-Lavin   (2126 words)

 PBS Hollywood Presents: Collected Stories - Production Roles - Lead Actor - Linda Lavin
Lavin's most recent TV credits include the Hallmark presentation of Best Friends for Life, the miniseries The Ring, The Irvine Fertility Scandal, A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, and Secrets from the Rose Garden, which she developed and executive produced.
Lavin began her Broadway career in the chorus of John Kander's A Family Affair, directed by Hal Prince, and worked again with Prince in the musical It's a Bird…It's a Plane…It's Superman.
In 1997, she founded the Linda Lavin Arts Foundation to promote and foster the advancement of the performing and visual arts, with special emphasis on arts in education.
www.pbs.org /hollywoodpresents/collectedstories/roles/roles_lavin.html   (766 words)

 Lifetimetv.com: Intimate Portrait   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Linda Lavin was born on October 15, 1937, in Portland, Maine.
There, Lavin was repeatedly told she didn't have the "leading lady look"; bigger acting roles — especially on TV — were scarce.
Lavin's career was flourishing, but her marriage came to an abrupt end.
www.lifetimetv.com /shows/ip/portraits/0327/0327_bio.html   (270 words)

 Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews: San Francisco - "Linda Lavin at the Empire Plush Room - 9/17/05
Lavin is the kind of person who would be the life of any party, and she commands the stage with a very vibrant personality.
Linda makes many amusing off-the-cuff remarks, including a few about being informed by the Pillsbury Company that she was the singing voice behind the Pillsbury dough boy commercials(without her consent).
Linda Lavin is funny, warm and full of personality and she will be appearing at the Empire Plush Room at the York Hotel, 940 Sutter Street, San Francisco through September 18th.
www.talkinbroadway.com /regional/sanfran/s679.html   (683 words)

Lavin is appearing (and has received rave reviews) as Mrs.
Lavin's career took her from Broadway to nine seasons in the television series "Alice", for which she won an Emmy.
Lavin returned to New York, winning a Tony for "Broadway Bound" and spends her performing career either on stage or and in theatrical and televison films.
www.aislesay.com /FTR-LAVIN.html   (2065 words)

 Alice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
One thing I knew was bad, even as a child, was Linda Lavin's "singing", whoever told her that she could carry a tune needs to be tied up and forced to listen to her fingernails on a chalkboard warbling for hours on end.
Linda Lavin's perm was a mark of desperation, as was Vera's lame boyfriend (a mistake repeated later on TV's MOONLIGHTING) and CBS only kept it around because people kept watching inexplicably.
Linda Lavin was a poor replacement for Ellen Burstyn, and the rest of the cast wasn't much better.
www.jumpedtheshark.com /a/alice.htm   (10993 words)

 Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks wants more citizen representation
Linda Trites was innocently parked in front of Milford High School yesterday to pick up her daughter when she was surrounded by students armed with wet rags and Windex.
Tony winner and TV waitress Linda Lavin sold her four-bedroom co-op at 322 Central Park West, a listing that may have been on the market for a while given the chilling nature of some of those photos.
Linda Vizenor, administrative officer with the Eagle River-Chugiak Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Development, scoops ice cream Monday for 4-year-old Tia Kelliher and her mother Chris at a...
lindapark.seeslinda.com   (1201 words)

 Edward Rubin Theater Reviews - New York Theatre Wire
Watching this actress age some ten years - the actual span of time from act one to act two - as all of her hopes and dreams, one by one evaporate, is two inches short of miraculous.
Her mugging and screeching, like chalk across a flboard, throughout the entire The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, a role that would have been better played by the playwright Charles Busch himself (at a small theatre thank you), was most annoying.
Lavin as Nanny, the matriarch of the play - with humor masquerading as pathos - gets to play more than her customary one note.
www.nytheatre-wire.com /er02122t.htm   (1114 words)

 Lavin Family Crest by Houseofnames.com
We have researched the Lavin family crest in the most recognized sources of coats of arms.
In the Lavin coat of arms as in all coat of arms the crest is only one element of the full armorial achievement.
We encourage you to study the Lavin genealogy to find out if you descend from someone who bore a particular family crest.
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 Linda Lavin, Q&A: Broadway.com Buzz
Casting Linda Lavin in any play is like buying theatrical insurance--something may go wrong on stage, but the playwright and director know that they've got a lead actress who can nail every wisecrack while digging deep to expose the emotional life of her character.
Like many great comic actors, Lavin tends to be introspective in conversation and speaks like a person who has been through her share of therapy, which isn't surprising given the ups and downs of her personal life.
Lavin then married actor Kip Niven and began raising his two children, who had lost their mother in an automobile accident.
www.broadway.com /gen/Buzz_Story.aspx?ci=21423   (429 words)

 Blue-Plate Specials Here - New York Times
THE actress Linda Lavin sold her four-bedroom co-op apartment at 322 Central Park West, at 92nd Street, to a financial services executive in June.
Lavin's broker, Olga Fisher of the Orsid Realty Corporation, said she was not permitted to discuss the deal.
Lavin had the kitchen done up like a diner reminiscent of her TV show, with a banquette and stainless steel appliances.
www.nytimes.com /2005/08/21/realestate/21deal.html?ex=1282276800&en=3f7add8cdff98f85&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (1056 words)

 Divorce Lavin - Super Divorce Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lavin rarely abandons her optimistic, witty outlook on life and its...
That could be why America has associated Linda Lavin with her Alice persona for...
Linda Lavin was, and by far still is, a successful and talented Broadway actress.
www.superdivorceguide.com /divorce-lavin.html   (731 words)

 j. - Lavin every minute of it
Lavin will bring her act “The Song Remembers When” for a 12-day run at S.F.’s Empire Plush Room beginning Sept. 6.
Though most people know Lavin from her TV work, she’s been singing all her life and boasts an impeccable musical theater resume (including a starring role in a Broadway revival of “Gypsy”).
She works all the time, on stage and for TV, including a recurring role on the Fox series “The O.C.” Wilmington itself is a southern arts oasis, with an opera house, a flourishing theater scene and even a TV studio (“Dawson’s Creek” was filmed there).
www.jewishsf.com /content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/26772/format/html/displaystory.html   (556 words)

 corcoran.com | get to know us
Actress Linda Lavin recently sold her apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side for an undisclosed sum.
Lavin, 67, is best known for her title role on the television sitcom Alice, which ran from 1976 to 1985.
Since then she has appeared on Broadway, winning a 1989 Tony Award for "Broadway Bound" and a nomination in 2001 for "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife." She has also been in a number of television movies and a few films, among them The Muppets Take Manhattan, oddly enough.
www.corcoran.com /aboutus/index.aspx?page=Article&pub_id=2897   (186 words)

 Talkin' Broadway - Linda Lavin Soars at Birdland - August 30, 2005
Linda Lavin is not only a pro with a pedigree, but she's immensely likeable and has better timing than a sudden cool breeze on a hot summer night.
Linda spoke gratefully, but concisely, about how the character in that show raised her awareness of women's issues and got her politically involved.
After Linda came to see Jim's night club act, he told her, "You should do this!" but she resisted, thinking it was "too much work" to put it together the way she'd want.
www.talkinbroadway.com /cabaret/083105.html   (1025 words)

Linda Jones-Oleson shakes her hands in silent applause Thursday for a statement delivered by a member of the community during a public hearing with the Virginia Board of Education.
Linda E. asks: I'm looking for restaurants that serve those little tacos (is it tacos al carbon?--and no, not the ones from Del Taco).
When Linda Jones receives the nation's top award for math and science teachers tonight from President Bush, she's hoping to give him a stack of letters from her third-graders at Fairhope Elementary School.
lindajones.seeslinda.com   (1852 words)

 Playbill News: Linda Lavin Kicks Off Fall Season at Plush Room Sept. 6
Lavin, who will be accompanied by 42nd Street's Billy Stritch, has titled her cabaret evening The Song Remembers When, and she will perform at the intimate nightspot through Sept. 18.
Linda Lavin received a Tony Award for her performance in Broadway Bound and was also nominated for her work in The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, The Diary of Anne Frank and Last of the Red Hot Lovers.
Lavin is also known to TV audiences for her award-winning work on the comedy series "Alice."
www.playbill.com /news/article/94908.html   (471 words)

 St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture: Linda Lavin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Linda Lavin, who had a successful stage career before moving to television, starred in the popular sitcom, Alice (1976-1985), one of the first television shows centered on a working class woman.
On the series, which was based on the 1975 film,; Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Lavin portrayed Alice Hyatt, a widow who worked as a waitress to support herself and her son while she dreamed of becoming a country singer.
Lavin represented working-class women, and she used her celebrity to work with agencies focusing on improving conditions and benefits for working women.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_bio/ai_2419200696   (213 words)

 CTV.ca - TV legend Linda Lavin guest stars on The O.C. --The O.C.- CTV News, Shows and Sports -- Canadian Television
TV legend Linda Lavin guest stars on The O.C. --The O.C. After Sandy learns of a planned visit from his mother Sophie, the Cohens prepare for a Passover visit from "the Nana" like none before.
In the 1970s, Lavin became a household name as the waitress/mom in the sitcom "Alice." The series ran nine seasons (1976-1985) with Lavin nabbing two Golden Globes and an Emmy nomination for her efforts.
Following the success of "Alice," Lavin focused her attentions on the stage, and earned renewed respect for her diversified Broadway work in "Broadway Bound", "Death Defying Acts," "The Diary of Anne Frank" and "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife." Recently she appeared in Carol Burnett's autobiographical play "Hollywood Arms" portraying Burnett's grandmother.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/print/CTVShows/1080242747399_75639986?hub=Insider&subhub=PrintStory   (176 words)

 Theater News - Feature: Ever-Lovin' Lavin - Linda Lavin, star of the Broadway bound Hollywood Arms, chats with old ...
In this new play, written by Burnett and her late daughter Carrie Hamilton and directed by Prince, Linda Lavin is once again hypnotizing audiences and proving that she is one of the most exemplary actresses working in the theater today.
In between Linda Darnell impressions and laughing about mispronounced words like "supposibly" and "expresso," the woman whom Broadway knows as the star of such shows as The Tale of the Allergist's Wife and the world knows as TV's Alice had a lot to say.
LINDA LAVIN: Chicago has great restaurants and the architecture is very interesting.
www.theatermania.com /content/news.cfm/story/2188   (1329 words)

 Alice Program Guide
Currently he plays the hilarious Frank Costanza, father to regular character George, on "Seinfeld" Note: Linda Lavin only appeared at the very beginning and end of the episode, most likely due to her directing it.
Walden: Linda Lavin Note: This is the first time Linda Lavin plays a double-role, as Vera's landlady Mrs.
Walden: Linda Lavin "Jolene Is Stuck on Mel" Episode #185219 Produced by Mark Egan & Mark Solomon and Jerry Madden, Written by Gail Honigberg, Directed by Linda Lavin & Don Corvan A handsome TV performer (John McCook) proposes to Jolene.
web.triton.net /o/ochs/guides/longalice.html   (11298 words)

 Linda Lavin At Birdland Monday, August 29 In "The Song Remembers When" (BroadwayWorld.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
THE SONG REMEMBERS WHEN is a brand new show that gives audiences a chance to see Linda Lavin up-close and personal as she recalls her roots in the theater (originating Sondheim's "The Boy From..." in
Linda Lavin first burst on the New York musical comedy scene with roles in
TV beckoned and she soon became a household name as the star of the sitcom "Alice." During the nine seasons it was on the air, Linda nabbed two Golden Globe awards and an Emmy nomination.
www.broadwayworld.com /viewcolumn.cfm?colid=4250   (458 words)

While waiting for her break as a singer, Alice serves meals at Mel's Diner, a greasy spoon known for the chili made by cook and proprietor Mel Sharples (played by the late Vic Tayback, the only member of the film cast to join the TV version when it debuted on CBS in 1976).
In 1981, Ladd left the series (reportedly because of clashes between her and series star Lavin) and was replaced by Jolene Hunnicutt (Celia Weston), a character similar to Flo and Belle in both spirit and Southern accent.
Lavin was also able to satisfy her real-life itch for vocalizing; she sang the show's theme "There's A New Girl In Town" at the beginning of each episode.
www.televisionheaven.co.uk /alice.htm   (718 words)

 Alice (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The waitress void was filled by the introduction of Alice Hyatt in the first episode.
By the 1984-1985 season, many of the situations had been exhausted and Lavin seemed disinterested in continuing the character of Alice (Alice was absent several times in the last year due to Lavin directing a number of episodes or playing another role as Alice's wizened landlady).
Vic Tayback (Mel Sharples) died in 1990, but most of the other cast members have continued to appear fairly regularly in theater, television, and the occasional film.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alice_(television)   (503 words)

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