Thursday, December 31, 2009
Meet Linda Purl: Actress, Singer, Entertainer
Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes will be hosting Linda Purl on January 5 at 5:50 pm eastern.
Veteran Singer and actress, Linda Purl is a main stay of television. She has starred in over 40 television Movies of the Week, although is probably best known as Charlene Matlock from the series Matlock and as Ashley Pfister, Fonzie's fiance, from Happy Days. Highlights of her Movies of the Week have been Born Free, The Last Days of Pompeii (with Sir Laurence Olivier), The Manions of America (with Pierce Brosnan), Like Normal People the award winning docu-drama about a mentally retarded couple co-starring Shaun Cassidy. Linda's feature film credits include Disney's Mighty Joe Young, The Walking Major (with Toshiro Mifune), Crazy Mama (directed by Jonathan Demme) and Leo and Loree (produced by Ron Howard).
Linda began her career in the theatre in Japan, where she was raised and became the only foreigner to have trained at the Toho Geino Academy. Her studies continued at LAMDA and later at both the Neighborhood Playhouse and Lee Strasberg Institute. Linda tours with Musical Director Ron Abel in her solo concert Out of the World nationally and internationally. Additionally she is currently touring in a centenary salute to Great American songwriter Johnny Mercer with Lee Lessack and Rhapsody for Two a dancing tribute to romance from the 40's with Kevin Spirtas. Linda's recordings include solo cuts on George and Ira Gershwin: A Musical Celebration, Cole Porter: A Musical Toast, Adler, Boch,Coleman, A Hollywood Christmas". Her solo albums are Alone Together and Out of this World Live with Special Guest Artist Desi Arnaz, Jr. She is co- founder and served as Founding Executive Director of the Colorado Festival for World Theatre and as Festival Director of the Rubicon International Theatre Festival. Linda is currently the Director for the California International Theatre Festival. Linda can most recently be seen on "The Office
Tune at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on January 5 at 5:30 pm eastern to listen to Linda Purl talk about her amazing career. Those who wish to ask Linda Purl questions may call in at (347) 324-3745 or participate in the interactive chat room, which is available on the show’s page