Linda got her start directing, by directing herself and her co-stars in episodes of Alice during the latter years of the series.
Linda has appeared in over twenty television movies.
When she was a teenager, Linda's parents encouraged her to keep practing the piano, but she admits she hated to playing it.
After producing a television movie in Wilmington, North Carolina, Linda bought a house there.
Linda has been nominated for a Tony Award four times.
Linda says one of her favorite roles is that of Patsy Newquist, the role she played in the 1968 play Little Murders.
In 1980, Linda performed in the musical variety special Linda in Wonderland, which later garnered two Emmy awards.
In 1960, Linda made her off-Broadway debut in the revival of Oh Kay!.
Since February 14th 2005, Linda has been married to actor Steve Bakunas.
Linda didn't make her feature film debut until the 1984 movie The Muppets Take Manhattan.
During the nine year run of Alice, Linda received two Golden Globes and one Emmy nomination.
Linda had it stipulated in her Alice contract that the producers allow her to sing.
In 1987, Linda won a Tony Award for her role in the Neil Simon's play Broadway Bound.
Linda graduated with a theatre degree from William and Mary College.
In 1998, Linda directed an all-Brazilian jazz version of As You Like It for the Wilmington Shakespeare Festival.
In 1997, Linda came up with the idea for The Linda Lavin Foundation in Wilmington, North Carolina, which helps eleven to fourteen year old girls learn about performing and visual arts.
Periodically, Linda teaches master classes for New York University's Performing Arts Division.
Linda was married actor Ron Leibman on September 5th 1969. The two divorced in 1981.
Linda sang the song "New Kid in Town" for the opening credits of her 1970's television series Alice.
Linda's mother, Lucille Potter Lavin, was a famous coloratura soprano and performed many times for TV and radio.
At the age of 5, Linda began her acting career.