Linda Kaye Henning (PETTICOAT JUNCTION)

Linda Kaye Henning

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Linda Kaye Henning
Born (1944-09-16) September 16, 1944 (age 72)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1963–present

Linda Kaye Henning (born September 16, 1944) is an American actress and singer most notable for starring in the 1960s sitcom Petticoat Junction.

Early life[edit]

Henning was born in Los Angeles to television producer Paul Henning and Ruth Henning. She began to focus on acting in her late teens.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Her earliest stage acting roles include: Rebel Without a Cause, Bus Stop, and Gidget. She was cast as a dancer in the Columbia Pictures film Bye Bye Birdie (1963). She has appeared in numerous musicals including High Button Shoes, Brigadoon, and The Sound of Music.

She made many TV appearances during the 1960s and 1970s on a variety of programs. She appeared in guest roles in network television shows including The Ed Sullivan Show, Adam-12, Happy Days, Mork & Mindy, and The Tonight Show. She also provided the voice of Jethrine Bodine in The Beverly Hillbillies.

She made dramatic appearances in Sliders as Mrs. Mallory, Hunter, and Capitol. Her many game-show appearances include Family Feud, The Match Game, Hollywood Squares, The Perfect Match, Three for the Money, Password, Tattletales, Showoffs, Password Plus, and Body Language. Henning also became a substitute hostess on the 1974–1976 daytime edition of High Rollers.

Her most notable role was as Betty Jo Bradley in the CBS series Petticoat Junction, which ran from 1963 until 1970.[1] She was only one of three cast members, along with Edgar Buchanan and Frank Cady, to remain throughout the show’s entire run and appeared in all but two of the 222 episodes (the exception being the season-one episode “Bobbie Jo and The Beatnik” and the season-two episode “Have Library, Will Travel”). She was billed for the first five seasons of the series as Linda Kaye.[citation needed]

From season six (fall 1968) until the show was cancelled, she was billed by her full name. In some episodes in later years, Henning and her television sisters (played by Meredith MacRae and Lori Saunders) sang in a trio, and she often sang duets with co-star Mike Minor, who played Steve Elliott. The series was cancelled in 1970 due to declining ratings.[citation needed] In 2016, she appeared in a MeTV commercial promoting the show, along with fellow cast members Lori Saunders and Gunilla Hutton.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

In 1968, a year after Henning’s screen marriage to Mike Minor’s character in Petticoat Junction, the couple married in real life.[2] They were divorced in 1973 and had no children. Minor’s father is the late producer Don Fedderson.

FILMOLOGY:

2007 RANGLING COACH RANKIN (SHORT) LINDA

1995-2000 SLIDERS (TV SERIES) MRS. MALLORY

1992  ROOM FOR TWO (TV SERIES)  CORRINE

1989  MAD ABOUT YOU (TV SERIES) MRS. OSBOURNE

HUNTER (TV SERIES) MRS. KESSLER

187-88 THE NEW GIDGET (TV SERIES)

1987      THE FACTS OF LIFE (TV SERIES) MARGARET PARKS

1984      CBS SCHOOL BREAK SPECIAL  (TV SERIES) CAROL ANASTAS

1977-84 HAPPY DAYS (TV SERIES) JEAN KELLY

1984     DOUBLE TROUBLE (TV SERIES) KAREN

ABC WEEKEND SPECIALS (TV SERIES) MRS. CANE

1983     KUDZU MAVIS DUBOSE

1982     CAPITOL (TV SERIES)  LENORE CLEMMONS

1979     THE RETURN OF THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES  LINDA

MORK & MINDY (TV SERIES)  PAM STOCKHAUS

1977     BLANSKIE’S BEAUTIES (TV SERIES) MISS. LAWLER

1976     BARNABY JONES (TV SERIES)  JOYCE ELKINS

1975     THE NURSE KILLER MARIAN

1973     LOVE AMERICAN STYLE (TV SERIES) PEGGY

1972     RETURN TO PEYTON PLACE (TV SERIES)

1971     ADAM 12 (TV SERIES) HILARY WARNER

1970    FAMILY AFFAIR (TV SERIES) KATHY PRENTISS

1963-70 PETTICOAT JUNCTION (TV SERIES) BETTY JO BRADLEY

BEVERLY HILLBILLIES  BETTY JO BRADLEY

GREEN ACRES BETTY JO BRADLEY

1964        MY LIVING DOLL (TV SERIES_ PARTY GUEST

1963        THE MANY LOVES OF DOBIE  GILLIS (TV SERIES) ELSA

BYE BYE BIRDIE  TEENAGER

1962       MISTER ED (TV SERIES) PENELOPE

 

 

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