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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 September 1940Santa Monica, California, USA
Birth NameLinda Ann Gray
Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Linda Gray was born on September 12, 1940 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Linda Ann Gray. She is an actress and director, known for Dallas (1978), Models Inc. (1994) and Oscar (1991). She was previously married to Edward Lee Thrasher.

Spouse (1)

Edward Lee Thrasher (28 April 1962 - 14 November 1983) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (26)

Daughter, Kehly Sloane, appeared on Dallas (1978).
Was voted "Woman of the Year" in 1982 from the Hollywood Radio and Television Society.
Owns a production company: LG Productions, Inc.
Grew up in Culver City, California, USA, where her father Leslie, who was a watchmaker, had a shop.
Linda put on neighborhood plays as a child.
Played Cinderella in high school production of Cinderella.
Served as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations.
Was fired during the 8th season of Dallas (1978) after she asked producers to let her direct a few episodes of the series. Her job was spared when Larry Hagman threatened to walk out in protest.
Was forced to miss her son's high school graduation because of her work schedule on Dallas (1978).
Daughter, Kehly Sloane, was Miss Golden Globe 1997.
Grandsons Ryder Sloane and Jack Sloane (Kehly's sons).
Did her first ever nude scene in 2001 when appearing in the London version of the play "The Graduate".
She is the aunt of actress Lindsay Wagner by marriage to her ex-husband Ed Thrasher. Lindsay Wagner is Ed Thrasher's niece. His sister, Marilyn Thrasher (aka Marilyn Ball), is her mother.
Her younger sister, Betty, died in 1989.
Attended Notre Dame Academy in Culver City, California.
Grandsons: Ryder Sloane and Jack Sloane
Mother-in-law of producer Lance Sloane.
Her legs were used for the famous poster for The Graduate (1967) with Dustin Hoffman.
Bradley Bell, executive producer of The Bold and the Beautiful (1987), wanted her to play the role of Jacqueline Marone, but when she wouldn't commit to the 3-year contract attached to the role, the part went to Lesley-Anne Down. Bell kept Gray in mind, and when the recurring role of Priscilla Kelly came up, he immediately called her and she agreed to take the part.
Parents are father Leslie and mother Marjorie.
Painfully shy as a child. Sent to the Dale Carnegie School.
Best remembered by the public for her role as Sue Ellen Shepard Ewing Lockwood on the 1980s soap opera Dallas (1978).
For The Graduate (1967) publicity poster, Gray landed the body-double gig for Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft's leg) through a photographer friend. She received a reported $20 for her efforts.
Her agent is Jeffrey Lane.
Best friends with Larry Hagman from 1977 until his death in 2012.

Personal Quotes (2)

"I think people love entertainment like that. If you do it right and the writing is well done, I think people will tune in. Desperate Housewives (2004) has a bit of humor, a little satire going on.... Sue Ellen was the original desperate housewife." Interview with Devin Owens.
[on the death of Larry Hagman] He brought joy to everyone he knew. He was creative, generous, funny, loving and talented, and I will miss him enormously. He was an original and lived life to the fullest.

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