Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Linda Gray who played Sue Ellen Ewing in the TV show Dallas

Linda Gray was born in 1940 in California and is well known as Sue Ellen Ewing in the TV show "Dallas".  She began her career as a model and was featured (her legs anyway) in the poster for the 1967 movie "The Graduate".  However, she got her first uncredited appearance in the 1963 movie "Palm Springs Weekend".  Gray's true acting career began in a 1974 episode of "Marcus Welby, M.D.".  


Linda Gray then

Linda Gray as "Sue Ellen Ewing" on "Dallas"

She appeared in several TV movies and feature movies including "The Big Rip-Off" (1975), "Dogs" (1976), "McCloud" (1976), "All That Glitters" (1977), "Murder In Peyton Place" (1977), "Emergency!" (1976-1978), and "The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank" (1978).  She landed the role of Sue Ellen Ewing in "Dallas" when the show began in 1978 and continued through it's ending in 1991.  Linda also produced several of the episodes.  She co-starred with Patrick Duffy(Bobby Ewing), Victoria Principal (Pam Barnes Ewing), Jim Davis (Jock Ewing), Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing), Barbara Bel Geddes (Miss Ellie), Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing).  Back: Steve Kanaly (Ray Krebbs)

The cast of the TV show Dallas.  Front: Barbara Bel Geddes (Miss Ellie), Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing).  Back: Steve Kanaly (Ray Krebbs), Patrick Duffy(Bobby Ewing), Victoria Principal (Pam Barnes Ewing), Jim Davis (Jock Ewing), Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing), Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing)


After the "Dallas" days she played in several made for TV movies and also starred in "Melrose Place" in 1994 as Hillary Michaels
starring with Thomas Calabro, Heather Locklear, Andrew Shue, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Jack Wagner, Josie Bissett, Doug Savant, and Laura Leighton. She then continued that role in "Models Inc." from 1994 to 1995.  She reprised her role as Sue Ellen in "Dallas: J.R. Returns" (1996) and "Dallas: War of the Ewings" in 1998.  In 2004-2005 she played Priscilla Kelly in the "The Bold and the Beautiful" with former "Dallas" co-star Patrick Duffy.  She continued acting and appeared in TV series "Pepper Dennis" in 2006 and "90210" in 2008.  She appeared in 2010 in "Expecting Mary" and "The Flight of the Swan".


Linda Gray today




Linda Gray now

There are rumors that she will appear in a new version of "Dallas" with a younger cast along side Larry Hagman and Patrick Duffy.  Who resurrected J.R.?  Maybe they are bringing him back so he will be shot again.




Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray today



Update:

In 2012, Linda revived her role as Sue Ellen Ewing in the new TV version of Dallas co-starring Josh Henderson (John Ross Ewing), Jesse Metcalfe (Christopher Ewing), Jordana Brewster (Elena Ramos), Brenda Strong (Ann Ewing), Julie Gonzalo (Rebecca Sutter), Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing), and Larry Hagman (J. R. Ewing).


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