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Linda Lawson

Highest Rated: 100% Sometimes a Great Notion (Never Give an Inch) (1971)

Lowest Rated: 32% The Tenants (2006)

Birthday: Jan 14, 1936

Birthplace: Not Available

Linda Lawson was a singer/actress who enjoyed a busy career from the end of the 1950s until the start of the 1970s. Born in Ann Arbor, MI, in 1936, she was three when her family moved to Fontana, CA, and she began singing while still a child. By the end of her teen years, she'd turned professional and had even managed to land an engagement at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. Her singing and her memorably dark, voluptuous good looks, coupled with some natural acting ability, led to Lawson getting roles on such series as 77 Sunset Strip, Maverick, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, One Step Beyond, M Squad, The Rifleman, and Sea Hunt in her early twenties, and she made the jump to feature films in 1960 with a role in the thriller The Threat. She also found time to record an excellent jazz-pop album during this period, but eventually acting supplanted singing as the focus of her career. Lawson's best screen role was in her second film, as the doomed, tormented Mora in Curtis Harrington's hauntingly beautiful Night Tide (1961). She remained busy throughout the 1960s, including a regular role on Adventures in Paradise for one season, and on series such as The Virginian, interspersed with occasional feature-film work, and she married producer John Foreman (1925-1992), who subsequently became business partners with actor Paul Newman. Lawson's last major screen role was in Newman's Sometimes a Great Notion (1971). She wasn't seen on the screen for several decades after that, but her daughters, Julie Foreman and Amanda Foreman, entered the movie business during the start of the 21st century; Lawson was seen again onscreen in the made-for-television feature Another Woman's Husband (2000) and in a 2005 episode of ER.

Highest Rated Movies



32% The Tenants Anna 2006
No Score Yet Sunset Strip Mrs. Canter 2000
100% Sometimes a Great Notion (Never Give an Inch) Jan Stamper 1971
No Score Yet Zeta One (Alien Woman) (The Love Factor) Angvisa Girl 1969
No Score Yet Let's Kill Uncle (Let's Kill Uncle, Before Uncle Kills Us) Justine 1966
No Score Yet Apache Rifles Dawn Gillis 1964
100% Night Tide Mora 1963


83% That's Life
Mrs. Helen Paganini Mrs. Paganini 2001
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
Jean 1968
No Score Yet The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
Lucille Fiona 1965
No Score Yet Bonanza
Melinda Bowers Maria 1965
No Score Yet Perry Mason
Erin Mooney 1961
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Georgia 1960
No Score Yet Maverick
Lily 1959


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