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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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Known For

Children of a Lesser God
Children of a Lesser God Marian Loesser
(1986)
Search for Tomorrow
Search for Tomorrow Melissa Hayley Weldon (1973)
(1951)
Follow That Bird
(1985)

Filmography

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 2010 Weeds (TV Series)
Children Protection Service Lady / Child Protective Services officer
- A Shoe for a Shoe (2010) ... Children Protection Service Lady
- Boomerang (2010) ... Children Protection Service Lady
- Bliss (2010) ... Child Protective Services officer (uncredited)
 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 #29.1 (1997) ... Linda
- 3385 (1995) ... Linda (credit only)
 1996 Souvenir
Computer (voice)
 1991 Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake (TV Movie)
Linda
 1986 Children of a Lesser God
Marian Loesser
 1985 Follow That Bird
Linda
 1980 Happy Days (TV Series)
Allison
- Allison (1980) ... Allison
 1979 A Walking Tour of Sesame Street (TV Movie)
Linda
 1978 Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (TV Movie)
Linda
 1951 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Melissa Hayley Weldon (1973)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (5 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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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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Sagittarius

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