Linda Lavin Bio, Age, Net Worth, Movies & TV shows, Soprano

Linda Lavin Biography

Linda Lavin is an American actress and singer born on October 15, 1937, in Portland, Maine. She is known for her roles in the Sitcom Alice and stage performances on both Broadway and off Broadway. She studied theater in the College of William and Marry before landing in New York to pursue her career in acting.

Linda Lavin Age | How Old Is Linda Lavin

Lavin was born on 5th October 1937 in Portland, Maine, United States. She is 81 years old as of 2018.

Linda Lavin Husband

Lavin has been married three times. First, she was married to Ron Leibman and ended up divorcing in 1980. Then she got married to Kip Niven whom she met on the set of Alice and ended up in a bitter divorce in 1992. She is currently married to an artist/musician.

Linda Lavin Death | Is Linda Lavin Still Alive | Is Linda Lavin Dead

Lavin who was born on 5th October 1937 is still alive as of 2019.

Linda Lavin Education

American actress Lavin attended Waynflete School before enrolling in the College of William & Mary.

Linda Lavin Height

The William & Mary graduate stands at  5′ 3″ tall.

Linda Lavin Career

In 1967, Lavin made an appearance as Gloria Thorpe in a television version of the musical Damn Yankees with Phil Silvers. In 1969, Lavin married actor Ron Leibman, and by 1973, the couple had arrived in Hollywood, California. After various guest appearances on episodic television series such as The Nurses, Rhoda, Harry O, and Kaz, Lavin landed a recurring role as Detective Janice Wentworth on Barney Miller during the first and second seasons (1975–1976).

She left Barney Miller to star in the lead role in Alice. The show was a popular hit for CBS and ran from 1976 to 1985. The series was based on the Martin Scorsese-directed Ellen Burstyn film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. Lavin portrayed Alice Hyatt, a waitress, and singer, the character that Burstyn had played. Lavin performed the series’ theme song, “There’s a New Girl in Town,” which was written by David Shire and Alan and Marilyn Bergman and was updated for each of the first six seasons. During the series’ nine-season run, Lavin earned two Golden Globe Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination and gained experience directing, especially during the later seasons.

Linda Lavin Net Worth

Linda Lavin has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

Linda Lavin Alice | Linda Lavin Sitcom

Alice is an American sitcom that aired on CBS on August 31, 1976, to March 19, 1985. The movie is based on a film called Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. Lavin stars in the movie as a widow who moves with her young son to start life over again. She works on a roadside in Phoenix, Arizona.

Linda Lavin Movies And TV Shows


Madam Secretary (TV Show)
E Pluribus Unum as June O’Callaghan 2018
9JKL (TV Show)
Tell All
Stalker Status
Fridays With Harry
See all 32 Episodes as Judy 2018
Mom (TV Show)
Mahjong Sally and the Ecstasy
Kreplach and a Tiny Tush as Phyllis 2016
Bones (TV Show)

The Good Wife (TV Show)
The Deconstruction — 2015
Old Spice — 2014
Dear God — 2014 as F. Joy Grubick 2014 – 2015
Sean Saves the World (TV Show)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Zings — 2014
The Wrath of Sean — 2014
Trapped in the Closet (Part 2) — 2014
See all 13 Episodes as Lorna 2014

TV Shows

Alice (TV Show)
Th-Th-Th-That’s All, Folks — 1985
Vera’s Grounded Gumshoe — 1985
One on One — 1985
See all 205 Episodes as Alice Hyatt 1985
The Muppets Take Manhattan (Movie)
Family (TV Show)
Annie Laurie — Annie 1977

Barney Miller (TV Show)
Massage Parlor — 1976
Block Party — 1976
Grand Hotel — 1975
See all 5 Episodes as Det. Janice Wentworth 1975 – 1976
Rhoda (TV Show)
The Shower — 1974 as Linda 1974
CBS Playhouse (TV Show)
Sadbird as Carol

Linda Lavin Broadway

Broadway theatre, commonly known as Broadway, refers to the theatrical performances presented in the 41 professional theatres. Lavin joined compass players in late 1950s and began acting on Broadway in the 1960s earning notice in ‘its a bird…its a plane…its superman’ in 1966 and received her first Tony Award nomination.

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Linda Lavin On Mom

Mom is an American television sitcom that premiered on CBS on September 23, 2013. The movie Mom casts Lavin as violet’s future mother in law. Lavin played the role of Phyllis Munchnik in season 3 episode 7 and season 7 episode 21.

Lavin Barney Miller

Barney Miller is a TV series of 1975-1982 that focuses on life in Greenwich Village’s 12th Precinct station house. Initially, it looks at Captain Barney Miller and his work and home life, but it gradually becomes about the officers of the precinct, including always-on-the-verge-of-retirement Detective Fish.

Her role was as Detective Janice Wentworth for the 1975–76 season. While that role didn’t last, it led right into one that put her on the TV-history map.

Linda Lavin Sopranos

The Sopranos is an American crime drama television series. the story is about Tony Soprano James Gandolfini a New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster and portrays the difficulties that he faces as he tries to balance his family life with his role as the leader of a criminal organization. Lavin just appeared in some episodes of the movie.

Linda Lavin News

Go ‘Behind the Curtain’ with Tony-Winning Stage and Screen Icon Linda Lavin

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Published on Jan. 28, 2019

The one and only new girl in town, Tony Award winner Linda Lavin, joins Rob and Kevin for a phone chat that discusses not only her appearances in A Family Affair, It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s Superman, Broadway Bound, and Last of the Red Hot Lovers, but what inspires her as an artist, what it was like making the rounds during her formative years, and how she likes to collaborate with directors and writers.

Linda pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how a trip to a construction site launched her career, what was it like being in the room with Neil Simon, and why she learned her greatest acting lessons from Mike Nichols and a stranger. Also, Linda shines the spotlight on Hal Prince, Olympia Dukakis, and Milton Rosenstock!

Linda Lavin Interview

Published: May. 3, 2018


I cannot tell you how excited I am that you are making your Cafe Carlyle debut. What does this engagement mean to you?

I am so excited. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time, and it’s a very special place, as we all know, especially because of Bobby Short, who was such a strong influence on me as a young singer. I first started listening to him when I was a freshman in college, and just to be able to be in that room, which was his palace, is very moving for me. So we’re gonna do a little homage to him- a medley.

See, I never knew your history with Bobby Short. That’s amazing!

I was a very lonely college girl and I went to college kicking and screaming because my mother wanted me to go. I really wanted to get to New York quicker, you know, and start my life in the theater. But I went to a wonderful school, the College of William and Mary, and you had to share with a roommate in your freshman year.

What is it like sharing the stage with your two beloved men: Billy Stritch and your husband, Steve Bakunas?

It’s romantic; it’s exciting; it’s supportive. It’s like being at home and making music with people I love, and that there are a few hundred people sitting in front of us, which changes the dynamic for sure. My desire is to connect with the players and to connect with the audience.