Linda Purl

Highest Rated: 88% Crazy Mama (1975)
Lowest Rated: 15% Visiting Hours (1982)
Birthday: Sep 2, 1955
Birthplace: Not Available
Connecticut native Linda Purl grew up in Japan, where her father, a Union Carbide executive, had been transferred. Under the watchful eye of her mother, a former ballerina, Purl began acting professionally in Japanese stage and TV productions at the age of seven. Ten years later, she made her American film debut in Jory (1972). Never a conventional ingenue, she has played everything from mentally retarded teens to rape victims to psychotic killers, as well as a few real-life personalities like Alice Roosevelt Longworth and globetrotting journalist Nellie Bly. Purl has the distinction of playing two different recurring characters on the same television series. During the 1974-75 season of Happy Days, she was seen as Richie Cunningham's (Ron Howard) high-school girlfriend Gloria; she returned to the series in 1982 as Ashler Pfister, a divorced mother with whom Fonzie (Henry Winkler) was briefly involved romantically. Linda has also appeared regularly on such series as The Secret Storm and Beacon Hill; more recently, she played an assistant DA put in charge of a group of young ex-convicts on the syndicated weekly adventure series Robin's Hoods (1994). Linda Purl was at one time married to Desi Arnaz Jr..

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Maid of Honor Laci Collins 2006
No Score Yet Criminal Intent DA Kirsten Sorensen 2005
No Score Yet A Stranger at the Door Katherine Norris 2004
No Score Yet Frozen Impact Christy Blanchard 2003
No Score Yet Fear of the Dark Sandy Billings 2002
No Score Yet The Perfect Tenant Jessica Michaels 2000
55% Mighty Joe Young Dr. Ruth Young 1998
No Score Yet Born Free: A New Adventure Eleanor Porter 1996
No Score Yet Natural Causes Jessie 1995
No Score Yet Incident at Deception Ridge Helen Davis 1994
No Score Yet The Accidental Meeting Maryanne Belman 1993
No Score Yet Body Language Norma 1992
No Score Yet Secrets Actor 1992
No Score Yet Danielle Steel's 'Secrets' Jane Adams 1991
No Score Yet Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs Beverly 1991
No Score Yet Web of Deceit Actor 1990
No Score Yet Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs Actor 1988
No Score Yet Viper Laura Macalla 1988
No Score Yet Addicted To His Love Actor 1988
No Score Yet In Self Defense Susan Andrews 1987
No Score Yet Outrage! Arlene Robbins 1986
No Score Yet Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible Actor 1986
15% Visiting Hours Sheila Munroe 1982
No Score Yet The Manions of America Deirdre 1981
No Score Yet High Country Kathy 1981
No Score Yet The Adventures of Nellie Bly Nellie Bly 1981
No Score Yet The Night the City Screamed Actor 1980
No Score Yet A Last Cry for Help Sharon Muir 1979
No Score Yet The Flame Is Love Actor 1979
No Score Yet Little Ladies of the Night Hailey Atkins 1977
No Score Yet Black Market Baby Anne Macarino 1977
No Score Yet W.c. Fields And Me Ingenue 1976
No Score Yet Young Pioneers Christmas Molly Beaton 1976
No Score Yet Eleanor and Franklin Alice Roosevelt (age 14-20) 1976
88% Crazy Mama Cheryl 1975
60% Bad Ronald Laurie Mathews 1974
No Score Yet Jory Amy 1972

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Oath
2018
Gwenn Hammond
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Code Black
2015-2018
Madeline
  • 2018
46% Reckless
2014
Barbara Fortnum
  • 2014
70% True Blood
2008-2014
Barbara Pelt
  • 2012
89% The Office
2005-2013
Helene
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Colleen Everson
  • 2010
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Lillian
  • 2010
79% Lie to Me
2009-2011
  • 2010
90% Bones
2005-2017
Mrs. Diana Annenburg
  • 2009
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Diane Moore
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Crossing Jordan
2001-2007
Joan
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Terry Shannon Laura Callan Crystal Wendle
  • 1993
  • 1988
  • 1985
No Score Yet Happy Days
1974-1984
Ashley Pfister Gloria/Ashley Pfister
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Alicia
  • 1977
  • 1974
  • 1972
No Score Yet Under Cover
1991
Kate Del'Amico

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