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Actress/Singer Linda Purl

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Actress, singer, dancer, Linda is a main stay of television. She has starred in over 40 television Movies of the Week, and will soon be seen as Helene Beasley, Pam’s Mother in The Office. She is probably best known as Charlene Matlock from the series Matlock and as Ashley Pfister, Fonzie’s fiancée, from Happy Days.Highlights of her Movies of the Week have been Born Free, The Last Days of Pompeii (with Sir Laurence Olivier), The Manions of America (with Pierce Brosnan), Like Normal People the award winning docu-drama about a mentally retarded couple co-starring Shaun Cassidy.

Of Linda’s recent appearance at the 92 Street Y The NY Times says she “…melt(s) into “It’s a New World,” as softly as Judy Garland, who made it famous in “A Star Is Born.” Linda tours with her solo concert Come Rain or Come Shine nationally and internationally. Additionally she is currently touring in a centenary salute to Great American songwriter Johnny Mercer with Lee Lessack and Rhapsody for Two a dancing tribute to romance from the 40’s with Kevin Spirtas. Linda’s recordings include solo cuts on George and Ira Gershwin: A Musical Celebration, Cole Porter: A Musical Toast, Adler, Boch, Coleman, A Hollywood Christmas“. Her solo albums are Alone Together and Out of this World – Live with Special Guest Artist Desi Arnaz, Jr. She is co-founder and serves Festival Director of the California International Theatre Festival www.citfestival.org

Please visit Linda's website at www.lindapurl.net