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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 4 November 1947Florida, USA
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Pretty, spunky, and talented blonde Linda Haynes was born on November 4, 1947 in Florida. Haynes made her film debut as Dr. Anne Barton in the silly Japanse sci-fi monster flick Latitude Zero (1969). Linda was excellent as brassy prostitute Meg in Jack Hill's terrifically trashy blaxploitation cult favorite Coffy (1973) and was likewise fine as small-time L.A. mobster Jason Miller's girlfriend Sarah in the downbeat crime drama The Nickel Ride (1974). Haynes gave her best, most gritty, and impressive performance to date as tough and world-weary barmaid and war hero groupie Linda Forchet, who befriends traumatized Vietnam veteran William Devane in the outstanding revenge thriller winner Rolling Thunder (1977). Linda had her sole starring role as country singer Rachel Foster in the sleazy women-in-prison exploitation outing Human Experiments (1979). Alas, following her appearances in both the prison drama Brubaker (1980) and the acclaimed made-for-TV feature Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980), Haynes called it a day as an actress and went on to work as a legal assistant in a law firm in Florida.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders

Trivia (8)

Attended the 'Ivor Francis' Acting Workshop in West Hollywood.
Graduated from Miami Dade College in 1992.
Has two sisters, Yvette and Yvonne.
Mother of a son, Gregory Leif Sylvander (born in 1982). Moreover, Linda has a grandson, James Riley Sylvander (born in 2010).
Attended North Miami Senior High School in North Miami, Florida.
Life member of the Actor's Studio.
Bonita Springs, Florida, USA: Retired and living. [May 2013]

Personal Quotes (5)

[on Tommy Lee Jones] Super nice guy. He's super smart. My sister came to San Antonio so after working hours were over we able to talk as friends, etc. They were really super nice normal people. He certainly got to be a colossal star.
[on being frequently cast as women who are devoted to the men in their lives] Yeah, right, that was kind of a thread through my career, playing a girlfriend or whatever, or a wife. And I guess that's how they saw me and cast me. Today, were I to do that many years later I would be cast differently, I would think. You know that's how it was then and I just simply took what was offered. There were a few refusals. There were a few things I didn't want to do.
I love the craft -- the art of acting.
[reflecting on her acting career] I'm really pleased. I couldn't believe that people would have any interest and then things coming out on Blu-ray. And now there are reviews of performances given, of the movies and so on. That's really cool that that would happen. It's another lifetime. I mean I quite acting in '80 - 1981. So I find that amazing and I'm honored and flattered that they would remember [me].
[on why she quit acting in the early 1980's] I didn't like the path that I was going down. I had acted for about 15 years, and there was a lot of booze and drugs around. I wanted to have a baby; I didn't want to go on like that.

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