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Linda Purl is a Actor American born on 2 september 1955 at Greenwich (USA)

Linda Purl

Linda Purl
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Nationality USA
Birth 2 september 1955 (64 years) at Greenwich (USA)

Linda Purl (born September 2, 1955) is an American actress and singer, perhaps best known for portraying Ben Matlock's daughter Charlene Matlock in season one of Matlock.


Purl has been married four times: in 1980 to Desi Arnaz, Jr. (son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz); in 1988 to William Broyles Jr. (screenwriter); in 1993 to Alexander Cary (screenwriter, producer) (one son together) and to James Vinson Adams in 2006.

Usually with

Jerry Paris
Jerry Paris
(1 films)
David Huffman
David Huffman
(2 films)
Tracy Nelson
Tracy Nelson
(2 films)
Don Most
Don Most
(2 films)
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Filmography of Linda Purl (21 films)

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Stalked at 17
Origin USA
Actors Amelia Rose Baldwin, Taylor Spreitler, Chuck Hittinger, Jamie Luner, Amy Pietz, Linda Purl

Sixteen-year-old Angela (later seventeen), a high school student, meets 21-year-old Chad, and he invites her and her friend, Tenaya, to a party at his fraternity house in Los Angeles. At the party, Chad and Angela talk intimately. They begin to date and Angela finds out she is pregnant. Angela, after finding out she is pregnant, falls in love with Chad, and he swears to take care of her and the child since he had an unstable childhood with an imprisoned mother and an unknown father, and was adopted. After a disastrous dinner with Chad's adoptive mother where she reacts badly to the news of the pregnancy, Chad's mother phones Angela's mother and informs her of the pregnancy. Furious with their daughter, Angela's parents at first threaten to file statutory rape charges against Chad, but eventually are supportive of Angela, but suggest her and Chad take a break. Already beginning to see Chad's shortcomings, Angela ends the romance, infuriating Chad. Chad then begins stalking Angela and her family, and they file for a restraining order. When Chad violates the restraining order, he is arrested and sent to jail.
Maid of Honor, 1h30
Directed by Douglas Jackson
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller
Actors Linda Purl, Linden Ashby, Shannon Sturges, Bruce Dinsmore, Danielle Kind, Sophie Gendron
Roles Laci Collins
Rating48% 2.4182752.4182752.4182752.4182752.418275
Un homme est confronté à la folie et à la dangerosité de sa belle-sœur, qui prend soin de lui et de ses deux enfants depuis que son épouse est décédée.
Criminal Intent, 1h29
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Linda Purl, Sebastian Spence, Vanessa Angel, David Palffy, Ingrid Torrance, David Stuart
Roles Kirsten Sorensen
Rating53% 2.679532.679532.679532.679532.67953
Un banquier est accusé d'avoir assassiné son ancienne femme. Exprimant son innocence, il demande de l'aide à une avocate qui s'est occupée récemment de leur divorce…
Fear of the Dark, 1h26
Origin Canada
Genres Horror
Actors Kevin Zegers, Charles Edwin Powell, Linda Purl, Rachel Skarsten, Jesse James
Roles Sandy Bilings
Rating53% 2.652832.652832.652832.652832.65283
Ryan Billings, un jeune garçon de 12 ans a la phobie du noir. Il passe toutes ses nuits éveillé, la lumière allumée, imaginant que le mal devient de plus en plus puissant dans le noir. Dale, son frère aîné pense que Ryan ne fait tout ça que pour attirer l'attention. Un soir, les parents des deux garçons doivent s'absenter et demandent à Dale de s'occuper de Ryan. Dehors un orage éclate, le courant est coupé dans tout le quartier, Ryan sait que ce sont les forces du mal, mais Dale ne veut pas le croire. Que va-t-il se passer ?
Fear of the Dark, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Kevin Zegers, Jesse James, Linda Purl, Rachel Skarsten, Charles Edwin Powell
Rating48% 2.4124952.4124952.4124952.4124952.412495
Alice Walker (Rosemary Gore) was just a young girl when her parents were violently taken from her by the notorious Black Rose killer. In the years following her devastating trauma, young Alice would often find herself being shuffled between an endless array of foster homes and psychiatric institutions. Now, as the twentieth anniversary of her parents' deaths draws near, an outbreak of bizarre murders leads the frightened Alice to believe that the Black Rose Killer has returned to claim her life, and finally carry out the mission he failed to accomplish two decades ago. Could it be that the whole latest incarnation of the Black Rose Killer is simply a delusional product of Alice's scarred psyche, or could it be that the girl who once narrowly avoided the clutches of a killer is actually about to come face to face with the nightmare that has plagued her for nearly twenty years?
Mighty Joe Young, 1h54
Directed by Ron Underwood
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about apes, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Šerbedžija, Frank Welker, Peter Firth, Regina King
Roles Doctor Ruth Young
Rating56% 2.803572.803572.803572.803572.80357
Jill Young is seen as a child at the beginning of the film when she witnesses the death of her mother, Ruth Young (Linda Purl), and the mother of Joe, an infant mountain gorilla, at the hands of poachers led by Andrei Strasser (Rade Šerbedžija). Strasser loses both his right thumb and trigger finger to Joe, and swears revenge on the gorilla for the damage. Before she dies, Ruth tells Jill to take care of Joe, to which Jill agrees. Twelve years later, Jill has raised Joe who, because of a rare genetic anomaly, has now grown to a height of 16 1/2-feet (5 meters) and weighs 2,200 pounds (1,000 kilograms). As a result, the other gorillas won't accept him and both are now living in relative peace until a wildlife refuge director, Gregg O'Hara (Bill Paxton), convinces Jill that they would be safer from poachers if they relocate to the United States.
Accidental Meeting, 1h32
Directed by Michael Zinberg
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Linda Gray, Linda Purl, Leigh McCloskey, Ernie Lively, Kent McCord, Steve Tom
Roles Maryanne Bellmann
Rating48% 2.400722.400722.400722.400722.40072
Jennifer's husband is committing adultery. Maryanne's boss treats her like dirt. After an accidental meeting, the women decide to kill each other's men. Jennifer goes through with the deal, but Maryanne backs out. Jennifer, enraged, will not rest until Maryanne lives up to her part of the deal.
Body Language, 1h33
Directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Heather Locklear, Linda Purl, Edward Albert
Roles Norma Suffield
Rating53% 2.6689252.6689252.6689252.6689252.668925
Secrets (1992)
, 1h33
Directed by Peter H. Hunt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about television
Actors Christopher Plummer, Stephanie Beacham, Linda Purl, Gary Collins, Ben Browder, Josie Bissett
Roles Jane Adams
Rating56% 2.8109952.8109952.8109952.8109952.810995
The film focuses on the cast and crew of a new TV series called Manhattan, which is shot on location in New York City. Mel Wexler is a successful producer who has become a workaholic since the death of his family in a plane crash. Trying to forget his loss, he throws himself on producing Manhattan. For the lead role, he tries to cast the feared film star Sabina Quarles, who has a reputation of being hard to work with. She initially declines, explaining she is too good for television. However, because of her past with Mel, she finally accepts the role. They soon start a relationship, but he remains suspicious of her constant visits to San Francisco. She is reluctant to explain why she is going there every month, which makes him think she has an affair.
Pleasures (1986)
, 1h36
Directed by Sharron Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Joanna Cassidy, Barry Bostwick, Linda Purl, Rick Moses, Tracy Nelson, Pamela Adlon
Roles Eve Harper
Rating69% 3.4819253.4819253.4819253.4819253.481925
Three related women have summer romances in this drama. The first has recently been deserted by her husband. When an old college beau shows up, sparks fly. Meanwhile her sister is wrestling with a rock star. And finally her daughter goes abroad and gets involved with a non-English speaking young man.
Outrage! (1986)
, 2h
Directed by Walter Grauman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Robert Preston, Beau Bridges, Burgess Meredith, Linda Purl, Mel Ferrer, Anthony Newley
Roles Arlene Robbins
Rating68% 3.415813.415813.415813.415813.41581
Dennis Riordan tue un criminel relâché pour vice de procédure par un juge trop conciliant pour le viol et le meurtre de sa fille. Son avocat, Brad Gordon veut le faire passer pour fou afin qu'il évite la peine de mort. Ce dernier refuse et met l'avocat dans une fâcheuse posture. Finalement Riordan veut attaquer en justice le système tout entier pour ce qui est arrivé à sa fille et lui-même.
Visiting Hours, 1h43
Directed by Jean-Claude Lord
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Lee Grant, Linda Purl, Michael Ironside, William Shatner, Lenore Zann, Harvey Atkin
Roles Sheila Munroe
Rating57% 2.85142.85142.85142.85142.8514
Deborah Ballin (Grant), a feminist activist, inspires the wrath of misogynistic psychopath and serial killer Colt Hawker (Ironside) on a TV talk show. He attacks her, but she survives and is sent to County General Hospital.
Money on the Side, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Karen Valentine, Jamie Lee Curtis, Linda Purl, Christopher Lloyd, Richard Masur, Gary Graham
Roles Annie Gilson
Rating64% 3.2334453.2334453.2334453.2334453.233445
Janice Vernon (Karen) is married to traveling salesman Nelson (Richard Masur), and has a son with special needs. The couple are experiencing severe financial hardships, and Janice lists her home for sale by Karen's Gordon's realty firm. When her house doesn't sell, Karen offers Janice a way to become a prostitute. Janice feels she can't do it, but eventually the need for money overcomes her feelings and she begins working as an "escort" for Karen.