Joanne Linville

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Joanne Linville

Born

1/15/1928, Bakersfield, CA

Birth Name

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Jo Ann Linville
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Striking brunette character actress Joanne Linville broke into teleivion in the 1950's, playing in anthology series such as Studio One, Kraft Television Theatre and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. While never a series regular, and her film work consisting of small character parts, Joanne contributed memorable guest shots throughout the…more

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    • As of 2006 she runs The Joanne Linville Studio in Los
      Angeles, teaching classes to adult and youth actors.

    • Joanne is a "master teacher" of theatre at the Los Angeles branch of the prestigious Stella Adler Acting School.

    • Joanne participated in the Harold Klurman Lecture Series at the Stella Adler School of Acting in New York on November 5, 2006 with actor Mark Ruffalo.

    • None other than Seinfeld's own Michael Richards credits Joanne with improving his technique in scenes. He said, "She has helped me earn two emmys."

    • Joanne teaches cold reading, improvisation, and scene study to young actors in Los Angeles.

    • Joanne's only Broadway credit was in Morris West's Daughter of Silence which only ran for one month in December, 1961. She shared the stage with another long-time tv vet, Vincent Gardenia.

    • She appeared with her two children in her ex-husband's 2001 TV biopic James Dean. She played gossip columnist Hedda Hopper while Christopher played an assistant to director Elia Kazan and Amy played an acting colleague of Dean's.

    • Joanne's first tv appearance was on The Kaiser Aluminum Hour in the title role of the episode "Gwyneth."

    • Joanne was married to director Mark Rydell, whose films include the Oscar-nominated On Golden Pond and The Rose.

    • Joanne appeared at the first "Stars of the Zone Convention" on August 24-25, 2002, which featured over 50 actors who had appeared on The Twilight Zone.

    • Joanne is the mother of actress Amy Rydell and actor Christopher Rydell.

    • Joanne is not married to, nor is she any relation to M*A*S*H actor Larry Linville

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