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Linda Lavin is an American singer and Tony Award and Golden Globe Award-winning stage, film and television actress. She is perhaps best known for playing the title character in the U.S. sitcom Alice.
Prior to ?Alice?, after various guest appearances on episodic television series such as ?The Nurses?, ?Rhoda?, ?Harry O? and ?Kaz?, Lavin landed a recurring role on Barney Miller during the first and second seasons. She left ?Barney Miller? to star in the lead role in Alice. During the series’ nine-season run, Lavin earned two Golden Globe awards and an Emmy nomination, as well as director experience.
Lavin was a popular actress of not only television shows but also telefilms. She has continued to make numerous television guest appearances on shows such as ?The Sopranos? and ?Law and Order: Criminal Intent?.
Lavin has also enjoyed success as a stage actress, as she won a Tony Award in 1987 for her highly-praised role in Neil Simon’s play ?Broadway Bound?. She has been nominated for three other Tony awards.