Linda Miller (actress)
Linda Mae Miller (née Gleason; born September 16, 1942) is an American film, stage, and television actress. The daughter of actor and comedian Jackie Gleason, Miller began working professionally as a child, later appearing on Broadway in a production of Black Picture Show (1975), for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress. She would go on to star in television and in feature films such as the drama One Summer Love, and the horror film Alice, Sweet Alice (both 1976).
Miller in 1974
Linda Mae Gleason
September 16, 1942
New York City, U.S.
|Alma mater||Catholic University of America|
(m. 1963; div. 1973)
Life and career
Miller was born Linda Mae Gleason on September 16, 1942 in New York City, the second child of actor Jackie Gleason and dancer Genevieve Halford. She began working in commercials and local stage productions beginning at age nine. Through her father, she is of Irish ancestry. She has one older sister, Geraldine. Miller was raised Catholic by her parents; her mother was described by her sister as "more Catholic than the Pope."
Miller attended the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where she met playwright Jason Miller, then a graduate student. The two were married in 1963, and gave birth to a son, actor Jason Patric, in 1966.
Film and stage career
Miller was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in 1975 for her role in the Broadway play Black Picture Show. She had a regular role in the 1983 TV series The Mississippi, and her film credits include roles in One Summer Love (1976), Alice, Sweet Alice (1976), An Unmarried Woman (1978), Night of the Juggler (1980) and 2 Little, 2 Late (1999). She also played Ann Beaulieu in the 1988 television movie Elvis and Me.
|1967||Strange Rampage||Janis Payne|
|1976||One Summer Love||Willa|
|1976||Alice, Sweet Alice||Catherine Spages|
|1978||An Unmarried Woman||Jeannette|
|1980||Night of the Juggler||Barbara Boyd|
|1989||Private Debts||Rhetta Francis||Short|
|1990||Dark Romances Vol. 2||Marley's Mother||Video|
|1999||2 Little, 2 Late||Molly White|
|2000||The Claim||Tobacco Chippie #2|
|2009||17 Again||Female Janitor|
|1977||Special Treat||Mrs. Burke||"A Little Bit Different"|
|1977||Husbands and Wives||Helene Cutter||Television film|
|1980||Seizure: The Story of Kathy Morris||Lili Connought||Television film|
|1983–1984||The Mississippi||Stella McMullen||Main role|
|1985||Highway to Heaven||Carol Fowler||"The Secret"|
|1986||It's a Living||Gloria Beebe||"Nancy's Sister"|
|1987||Mr. President||"The Magnetic Presidency"|
|1988||Ohara||Sarah Dillon||"The Light Around the Body"|
|1988||Elvis and Me||Ann Beaulieu||Television film|
|1989||Freddy's Nightmares||Cathy Jennings||"Dream Come True"|
|1991||Equal Justice||Judith||"Do the Wrong Thing"|
|2000||Law & Order||Jury Foreperson||"Standoff"|
|2002||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Off. Douglas||"Tuxedo Hill"|
|2003||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Det. Morris||"Undaunted Mettle"|
|2005||Black Tie Nights||Candy's Boss||"Dutch Treat"|
|2008–2009||3Way||Frankie||"Friday Night Dykes", "LadyCops: Brotherly Love"|
|2009||Law & Order||Sergeant||"Great Satan"|
|2014||Too Many Cooks||Veronica Van Cook||Television short|
|1975||Black Picture Show||Jane||Nominated—Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play|
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- "Linda Mae Gleason". Playbill. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
- Pace, Eric (June 25, 1987). "JACKIE GLEASON DIES OF CANCER; COMEDIAN AND ACTOR WAS 71". The New York Times. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
- Yudell, Cliff (December 28, 1980). "Famed funnyman shows a simpler, wiser side". The Milwaukee Journal. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. p. 1.
- Darrach, Brad (July 13, 1987). "A Fond Goodbye to the Great One". People. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
- Scott, Vernon (August 4, 1983). "Linda G. Miller -- Gleason's offspring -- in series". United Press International. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
- Cedrone, Lou (1992) "Patric an articulate actor, until you ask about Julia", Kitchener-Waterloo Record, January 8, 1992, retrieved 2010-02-03
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