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Hal Linden

Born in 1931, Bronx-born Hal Linden was the son of Charles Lipshitz and Frances Rosen and had an older brother who would become a future professor of music at Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Similarly musical, Hal took up classical clarinet in his late teens and played regularly with symphony orchestras. After graduating from the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan, he studied music at Queens College, moving later to City College to pursue business. Hal also played in dance bands and was asked to join Sammy Kaye on tour before being drafted into the Army, where he sang and provided entertainment for the troops. This sparked an interest in acting, and, upon receiving his discharge, he enrolled at New York's American Theatre Wing where he trained in voice and drama. In 1955, Hal met Frances Martin, a dancer. They married three years later, and she gave up her career to raise a family. Hal's first Broadway show was in "Bells Are Ringing" where he understudied lead Jeff Moss. During the 1960s, Hal accumulated more musical credits in "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," "Subways Are for Sleeping," "The Apple Tree" and "The Pajama Game." He won the 1971 Tony award for his role in "The Rothschilds." This particular stage success led to a TV career that culminated in the title role on the popular Barney Miller (1974) sitcom. Emmy-nominated every year the program aired, Hal became a household name. Since that time, he has appeared in other lesser TV series including Blacke's Magic (1986), and Jack's Place (1992). He has held a secondary presence in such films as A New Life (1988) and Out to Sea (1997). More musical leads such as "I Do! I Do!" and "The Pajama Game" came his way, along with dramatic pursuits in "I'm Not Rappaport" and "The Sisters Rosenzweig." Hal has also undertaken musical tours in his continuing role as clarinetist. He and wife Frances are avid golfers during their spare time.

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Mar 20, 1931 in New York City - New York - USA
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
Primul film:
In series Search for Tomorrow 1951-09-03
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Film The Samuel Project 2018-10-05
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Poster of Will & Grace
Poster of The Golden Girls
Filme in care a jucat
Film The Samuel Project Samuel 2018-10-05
Serial 2 Broke Girls Lester 2011-09-19
Serial Living With Fran Unknown 2005-04-08
Film Time Changer The Dean 2003-10-25
Film Dumb Luck Blaine Mitchell 2003-06-04
Film Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Himself 2003-01-01
Film The Glow Arnold Janusz 2002-08-02
Serial Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
Serial The Zeta Project Unknown 2001-01-27
Serial Gilmore Girls Unknown 2000-10-05
Film The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds... It Leads Ernie Landale 1999-04-20
Film Killers in the House 1998-11-11
Serial Will & Grace Unknown 1998-09-21
Serial The King of Queens Unknown 1998-09-21
Film Out to Sea Mac Valor 1997-07-02
Film The Colony Philip Denig 1995-09-17
Serial Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Serial The Boys Are Back Fred Hansen 1994-09-11
Serial The Nanny Unknown 1993-11-03
Serial Jack's Place 1992-05-26
Film A New Life Mel Arons 1988-03-25
Film The Grand Knockout Tournament Himself 1987-06-19
Serial Blacke's Magic Alexander Blacke 1986-01-05
Serial The Golden Girls Unknown 1985-09-14
Serial The Ray Bradbury Theater Unknown 1985-05-21
Film My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn Jack Warner 1985-01-21
Film All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra 1983-12-11
Film Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land Josh Gilliam 1983-02-27
Film Father Figure Howard 1980-10-26
Film When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? Richard Ethridge 1979-02-09
Serial Donny & Marie Unknown 1976-01-23
Film How to Break Up a Happy Divorce Tony Bartlett 1976-10-06
Serial Battle of the Network Stars Unknown 1976-11-13
Serial Van Dyke and Company Unknown 1975-10-30
Serial Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Serial Barney Miller Barney Miller 1975-01-23
Serial Tony Orlando and Dawn Unknown 1974-12-04
Serial NOVA Narrator 1974-03-03
Film Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside Det. Lou Isaacs 1973-03-14
Serial The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Film That Man from Rio 1964-02-05
Film Bells Are Ringing Singer 1960-06-23
Serial Search for Tomorrow 1951-09-03