"I didn't ask for any more money and it was at the end of year eight. It was a contract negotiation year for years nine and ten that I asked to do one. So they fired me," she said. “When Larry found out, he went crazy...Larry had a little chat with them and I came back” and directed an episode.
Linda appeared in 308 of 327 episodes of “Dallas.” After the series ended Linda honed her skills by directing “Melrose Place,” a show she also made four appearances on playing Hillary Michaels, the mother of Amanda Woodward (Heather Locklear). “Melrose” spun off a new series starring Linda, “Models Inc.” which lasted just one season.
A native of Santa Monica, Linda modeled before she began acting. It's her legs that are shown in the famous movie poster of “The Graduate” (1967).
In the past decade Linda has appeared on stage in England in “Terms of Endearment” and as Mrs. Robinson in “The Graduate.”
In 2012 Linda reprised her role as Sue Ellen in the new TNT “Dallas” series.