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Linda Evans

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  • Name Linda Evans 
    Birth 18 Nov 1942  Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Prominent People USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I217080  Geneagraphie
    Links To This person is also Linda Evans at Wikipedia 
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2019 

    Family 1 Patrick Curtis 
    Marriage 1960 
    Family ID F147914  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2002 

    Family 2 John Derek,   b. 12 Aug 1926, Holywood Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 22 May 1998 (Age 71 years) 
    Marriage 1968 
    Divorce 1974 
    Family ID F87688  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2002 

    Family 3 Stan Herman 
    Marriage 1976 
    Divorce 1979 
    Family ID F121470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2001 

    Family 4 Living 
    Family ID F121471  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2002 

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    • Linda Evans started her acting career during her high school years. Her big break in acting came in 1965 when she won the role of Audra Barkley in the "Big Valley." The successful ABC-TV series ran until 1969.
      For her work on "Dynasty", Linda was the recipient of five People’s Choice Awards and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Television Series.
      Symbolic of her international acclaim, she also won Italy's coveted Telegetto Award for favorite female TV Star. Harper's Bazaar Magazine named Linda one of the World’s "Ten Most Beautiful Women" four consecutive years.
      Linda's personal concerns extend beyond the entertainment world. An avid and dedicated environmentalist, she has taken up the cause in her home state of Washington and nationwide. At the request of former President George Bush, Linda joined the "Take Pride In America" campaign targeted at preserving our natural resources.

      Tall, blonde American actress with a whispery voice and a perennial expression of slight concern. Beginning her TV career in soft-drink commercials, Evans received her big break when she won the role of Audra Barkley, the requisite youthful romantic interest, on the popular Western series, "The Big Valley" (1965-69). 5 In the 1970s Evans landed a supporting role in the feature "The Klansman" (1974) and leads in the so-so "Mitchell" (1975) and the fairly disastrous "Avalanche Express" (1979). Her career turnaround came in 1981 with her casting as Krystle Carrington, wife of tycoon Blake (John Forsythe), in the hugely popular primetime TV soap, "Dynasty". Playing a devoted wife who was not above the occasional catfight with Blake's bitchy ex (Joan Collins), Evans brought her mild, soft charm and mature elegance to the part and achieved tremendous popularity during the show's run, particularly among women viewers who appreciated her proudly middle-aged brand of attractiveness. She also appeared in such TV-movies as "The Frontier" (1986) and "I'll Take Romance" (1990) and became a spokesperson both for Clairol and for several environmental causes.

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