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LINDA EVANS BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:  

Linda Evans was born on November 18th, 1942 in Hartford, Connecticut with the birth name Linda Evanstad.  She was the second of three daughters and her parents both worked as professional dancers.  When she was only six months old, her family relocated to Hollywood, California and she took drama in school. 
 
She attended high school at Hollywood High and began getting more involved with acting as a teenager.
 
Linda first starred in an episode of, "Bachelor Father: A Crush on Bentley" (1960) starring John Forsythe, followed by roles on, "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" (1960-1962), "Wagon Train", "Outlaws" and as a recurring role on, "The Big Valley" (1965-1969) starring her on screen family members Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Long, Lee Majors and Peter Breck
 
Evans is best known for her role as Krystle on, "Dynasty" (1981) co-starring John Forsythe and Joan Collins and due to the name of her character on this series she was also seen in an ad campaign for Crystal Light beverages in 1984.  

Other television appearances Evans has made throughout her career have been on, "The Rockford Files", "Mannix", "Harry O", "Banacek", "McCloud" and "McMillan & Wife.

In 1980 Linda appeared in "Tom Horn" starring Steve McQueen which also featured Richard Farnsworth and Elisha Cook Jr.

Linda Evans has married twice, first to John Derek from 1968 through 1974.  She then married Stan Herman in 1975 and remained married until 1981.  She has never had any of her own children and has not remarried.
 
Along with being a working actress, Linda Evans also owns fifteen Linda Evans Fitness Centers and in 1983 she wrote, "The Linda Evans Beauty and Exercise" book.  She also appeared in Playboy Magazine and she was actually the camera lady who filmed the crash of Evil Knievel's famous motorcycle jump off the fountains at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
 
Some of her recent appearances were in 1991 when she returned to her role of Krystle for, "Dynasty: The Reunion" and in 2009 on the United Kingdom's reality television series, "Hell's Kitchen" which she won.  She also hosted infomercials for Rejuvenique which is a mask that helps tone facial muscles.   

She has been nominated five times for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a TV Drama series between 1982 and 1986.  Evans also won the People's Choice Award five times as favorite Actress in a Drama Series from 1982-1986.  For her contribution to the television industry, Evans was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.   


Filmography

1997 The Stepsister
1995 Dazzle
1991 The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw
1991 Dynasty: The Reunion
1990 She'll Take Romance 
1981-1989 Dynasty 
1986 The Last Frontier
1986 North and South, Book II
1985 The 11th Annual People's Choice Awards 
1984 Glitter 
1983 Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues
1981-1983 The Love Boat
1982 Bare Essence 
1980 Tom Horn 
1979 Avalanche Express 
1978 Standing Tall 
1978 Nowhere to Run 
1976-1977 Hunter 
1975 The Rockford Files
1975 Mitchell 
1975 McCoy
1975 The Big Rip-Off
1975 McMillan & Wife
1974 Klansman
1974 Harry O 
1974 Nakia 
1974 Mannix
1974 Banacek
1973 McCloud
1973 Female Artillery 
1969 Childish Things
1965-1969 The Big Valley
1965 My Favorite Martian 
1965 Beach Blanket Bingo 
1965 Wagon Train
1965 Those Calloways 
1963 Twilight of Honor
1963 The Lieutenant 
1963 The Eleventh Hour
1962 The Untouchables
1962 Outlaws
1960-1962 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
1960 Bachelor Father





Matinee Classics - The Big Valley starring Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Long, Linda Evans, Peter Breck and Lee Majors
Matinee Classics - The Big Valley starring Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Long, Linda Evans, Peter Breck and Lee Majors
Matinee Classics - Beach Blanket Bingo starring Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Harvey Lembeck, John Ashley, Deborah Walley, Jody McCrea, Marta Kristen, Linda Evans, Don Rickles, Paul Lynde, Donna Loren, Timothy Carey, Buster Keaton, Earl Wilson, Michael Nader, Donna Michelle, Patti Chandler, Andy Romano, Alberta Nelson, Myrna Ross and Chris Cranston
Matinee Classics - Mitchell starring Joe Don Baker, Martin Balsam, Linda Evans,  John Saxon, Harold J. Stone and Merlin Olsen


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