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Linda Purl

Highest Rated:   86% Crazy Mama (1975)
Lowest Rated:   15% Visiting Hours (1982)
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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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Maid of Honor
  • Laci Collins
2006
No Score Yet Criminal Intent
  • DA Kirsten Sorensen
2005
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
52% 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
86% Crazy Mama
  • Cheryl
1975
No Score Yet Bad Ronald
  • Laurie Mathews
1974
No Score Yet Jory
  • Amy
1972

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
46% Reckless
2014
  • Barbara Fortnum
  • 2014
69% True Blood
2008-2014
  • Barbara Pelt
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Office
2005-2013
  • Helene
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Colleen Everson
  • 2010
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Lillian
  • 2010
No Score Yet Lie to Me
2009-2011
  • Actor
  • 2010
No Score Yet Bones
2005
  • Mrs. Diana Annenburg
  • 2009
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Diane Moore
  • 2005

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