Linda Purl

D.O.B: Sep 02, 1955 |  Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

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Linda Purl was born in Connecticut and raised in Japan, becoming the only foreigner to train at the Toho Geino Academy. At the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo, she played the role of Louis in The King and I (in Japanese), Bet in Oliver and the role of Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker.

Biography

Linda Purl was born in Connecticut and raised in Japan, becoming the only foreigner to train at the Toho Geino Academy. At the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo, she played the role of Louis in The King and I (in Japanese), Bet in Oliver and the role of Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker. She then went to England to study under Marguerite Beale, before returning to the United States to study at the Lee Strasberg Institute and, later, with Robert Lewis. Her stage credits include: The Broadway musical, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Getting and Spending, which ran on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre.