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Linda Bove

Born deaf, she was a founding member of the National Theater of the Deaf in 1963. In 1974, she received the AMITA--the Italian-American Award for her work on television. Best known for playing Linda on Sesame Street (1969) for over 20 years--the longest-running role on American television for a person with a differing ability. See full bio »
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 2015 Deaf Ghost (pre-production)
Lydia Davis
 1977-2000 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Linda / Chaplin's Reflection / Linda the Windup Toy / ...
- Episode #31.1 (2000) ... Linda
- Episode #30.21 (1999) ... Linda
- Episode #25.47 (1994) ... Linda
- Episode #25.42 (1994) ... Linda
- Episode #24.59 (1993) ... Linda the Windup Toy
 1996 Souvenir
Computer (voice)
 1988 Sesame Street, Special (TV Movie)
 1986 Children of a Lesser God
Marian Loesser
 1980 Happy Days (TV Series)
- Allison (1980) ... Allison
 1979 A Walking Tour of Sesame Street (TV Movie)
 1951 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Melissa Hayley Weldon (1973)
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 2008 Sweet Nothing in My Ear (TV Movie) (consultant)
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 1994-2005 Sesame Street (TV Series)
- Episode #25.129 (1994) ... Linda
 2002 Sesame Street: Computer Caper (Video)
 1987 Sing Along (Video short)

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"Sign Me a Story" - video of 2 children's fairy tales. Random House Video & Zink Entertainment 1987 Appeared as herself and as Red Riding Hood & Goldilocks characters.

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Her role as Linda on Sesame Street (1969) is currently the longest recurring role in television history for a person with differing abilities. See more »

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