Linda Gray

Actor, Director, Producer
In the 1970s and '80s, Linda Gray became a staple in American households for 13 years as the forlorn and forsaken wife of the most ruthless man on television. Before "Dallas" (CBS, 1978-1991) made her a familiar face ... Read more »
Born: 09/12/1940 in Santa Monica, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (72)

Dallas 2011 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Expecting Mary 2010 (Movie)

Darnella (Actor)

90210 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2006 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Dallas Reunion: The Return to Southfork 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Dallas: The E! True Hollywood Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Star of Jaipur 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dallas: J.R. Returns 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Lovejoy 1991 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Melrose Place 1993 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1993 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Models Inc. 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bonanza: The Return 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Moment of Truth: Broken Pledges 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter? 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Say What? 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

What About Me? I'm Only 3! 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Dallas 1977 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Oscar 1991 (Movie)

Roxanne (Actor)

Rodney Dangerfield's The Really Big Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Smurfs 1981 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual Emmy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

She-Ra: Princess Of Power 1985 (TV Show)

Voice

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Beauty and the Beast 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Voice

Blackstar 1981 - 1984 (TV Show)

Voice

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Salute to Lady Liberty 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Body Human: The Loving Process -- Men 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Body Human: The Loving Process -- Women 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman and the Super Seven 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Voice

Circus of the Stars 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Mac Davis -- I'll Be Home For Christmas 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope in the Star-Makers 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Haywire 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle 1976 - 1978 (TV Show)

Voice

All That Glitters 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Dogs 1977 (Movie)

Miss Engle (Actor)

That Lucky Touch 1974 (Movie)

Party Guest (Actor)

The Pickwick Papers 1953 (Movie)

(Actor)

Accidental Meeting (TV Show)

Actor

Dallas: War of the Ewings (TV Show)

Actor

Highway Heartbreaker (TV Show)

Actor

McBride: It's Murder Madam (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in Peyton Place (TV Show)

Actor

Shadows over Shanghai (Movie)

Irene Roma (Actor)

The Big Ripoff (TV Show)

Actor

The Entertainers (TV Show)

Actor

The Perfect Match (TV Show)

Actor

The Wild and the Free (TV Show)

Actor

To My Daughter With Love (TV Show)

Actor

When the Cradle Falls (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

In the 1970s and '80s, Linda Gray became a staple in American households for 13 years as the forlorn and forsaken wife of the most ruthless man on television. Before "Dallas" (CBS, 1978-1991) made her a familiar face, the actress worked prolifically as model in the 1960s and became the answer to a much-bandied trivia question when marketers of the classic Dustin Hoffman film "The Graduate" (1967) used her shapely legs as the frame of its famous movie poster. But it would be on the archetypal primetime soap opera "Dallas" that she found herself transformed into a pop-cultural diva by playing Sue Ellen Ewing, the put-upon, bed-hopping, boozing spouse of venal oil magnate J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman). Winning an Emmy nomination for that role, she would ride her soapy imprimatur through the 1990s, playing a no-nonsense businesswoman on "Melrose Place" (Fox, 1992-99) and "Models, Inc." (Fox, 1994-95). She made a transition to the stage, touring in productions across the U.S. and Europe, most notably a turn as that self-same Mrs. Robinson in a stage adaptation of the "The Graduate." Still, for a career marked by distinct stages across the performing arts spectrum, Gray's veritable tenure as Sue Ellen would make her perennially synonymous with a relentless and vengeful soap opera queen, as witnessed by her return to the role some 20 years later on the TNT reboot, "Dallas" (TNT, 2012- ), making fans of the iconic show very happy to see Sue Ellen Ewing's story continue for new generations of viewers.

Relationships

Kelly Sloane

Daughter
born on August 14, 1966 runs Gray's production company, LG Productions

Ryder Sloane

Grandson
born on September 12, 1991 mother, Kelly Sloane

Ed Thrasher

Husband
divorced in 1983

Jeff Thrasher

Son
born on June 16, 1964

EDUCATION

studied acting with Charles Conrad

Notre Dame Academy

West Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2012

Reprised Sue Ellen Ewing role on the TNT reboot of "Dallas" alongside original co-stars Patrick Duffy and Larry Hagman

2005

Co-starred in The Hallmark Channel mystery movie "McBride: It's Murder, Madam"

2004

Joined the cast of long-running daytime series "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)

2001

Assumed role of Mrs. Robinson in the London stage version of "The Graduate"

1998

Once again played Sue Ellen in "Dallas: War of the Ewings" (CBS)

1996

Reprised role of Sue Ellen on the CBS TV-movie "Dallas: J.R. Returns"

1994

First producing credit, as co-producer of the TV-movie "Moment of Truth: Broken Pledges" (NBC); also starred

1994

Guest starred as Hillary Michaels on Fox's "Melrose Place" before reprising role as the lead on the spin-off Models, Inc."

1991

Returned to feature films for the first time in 15 years with a supporting role in the Sylvester Stallone vehicle "Oscar"

1984

Handled anchoring duties for the "CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade"; shared the helm for four years with "Dallas" co-star Larry Hagman, and then with another co-star Patrick Duffy for two

1982

First top-billed role in a TV-movie, "Not in Front of the Children" (CBS)

1981

Hosted a pair of two-part TV instructional specials "The Body Human: The Loving Process – Women" and "The Body Human: The Loving Process – Men"

1978

Played Sue Ellen Ewing on the popular CBS primetime soap opera "Dallas"; directed several episodes between 1986-89; left the show two seasons before it ended in 1991

1977

Played Linda Murkland on the syndicated serial comedy-drama "All That Glitters"

1976

First sizable feature film role, "Dogs"

1975

TV-movie debut, "The Big Rip-Off" (NBC)

1974

First professional acting job, a guest spot on the long-running ABC drama series "Marcus Welby, M.D."

1967

Enjoyed successful modelling career; worked on over 400 TV commercials; in 1967 was the body double for the advertising poster of "The Graduate"

1963

Made brief appearances in the feature films "Under the Yum Yum Tree" and "Palm Springs Weekend"

Bonus Trivia

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Gray was chosen Woman of the Year by the Hollywood Radio and TV Society in 1982.

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