The character actress worked alongside Barbra Streisand in the 1976 “A Star is Born”
Born in Bakersfield and raised in Venice, CA, Linville established herself an actress in the mid-‘50s and ‘60s, gaining guest roles on “Studio One,” “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” and “Kraft Theatre.”
While Linville never became a series regular, she continued to work steadily with guest appearances on “Charlie’s Angels,” “Dynasty,” and “L.A. Law.”
Linville is best remembered for her role as the first female actor to play a Romulan in the “Star Trek” franchise in 1968.
The character actress expanded into film, with supporting roles in “A Star Is Born” (1976), “Scorpio” (1973), and “The Seduction” (1982).
Shifting into a teaching role by the 1980s, Linville opened an acting conservancy with her teacher Stella Adler.