Dano, Linda 1943–

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DANO, Linda 1943–

(Felicia Gallant)


Original name, Linda Rae Wildermuth; born May 12, 1943, in Los Angeles, CA; daughter of Herk and Evelyn (maiden name, Delgado) Wildermuth; married Frank Attardi (an advertising executive and actor), December 27, 1977 (some sources cite 1982); stepchildren: two. Education: California State University, Long Beach, B.A., design, 1965. Religion: Catholic.

Addresses: Agent—David Shapira & Associates, 15821 Ventura Blvd., Suite 235, Encino, CA 91436. Contact—V.S.M.P., The Marketing Group, 1010 Nautilus, Mamoreneck, NY 10543.

Career: Actress and writer. Worked as a model in print ads and television commercials; Strictly Personal (fashion consulting business), owner, president, chief executive officer, and fashion designer. HeartShare Human Services of New York, member of board of trustees.

Member: Alzheimer's Association (honorary chairperson, 1997).

Awards, Honors: Daytime Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, 1992, Daytime Emmy Award, outstanding lead actress in a drama series, 1993, Daytime Emmy Award nominations, outstanding lead actress in a drama series, 1994, 1996, Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, outstanding comic performance by an actress: daytime, 1989, Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress, 1993, favorite veteran, 1999, and five MVP Awards and ten nominations, Soap Opera Update, all for Another World; ACE Award, 1999, for outstanding contributions to consumer awareness of accessories; Daytime Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, 2003, for One Life to Live; ten Emmy Award nominations in the categories of outstanding lead actress, outstanding supporting actress, and outstanding talk show host.


Television Appearances; Series:

Airline clerk, Another World, NBC, 1976.

Gretel Rae Washburn Cummings Faulkner Buchanan, One Life to Live, ABC, 1978–1980, 1999–2004.

Cynthia Haynes, As the World Turns, CBS, 1981–1982.

Angelina Montefusco Cooney, The Montefuscos, NBC, 1975.

Felicia Gallant (also known as Fanny Grady St. George Lindquist Blake Castigliano Radzinsky), Another World, NBC, 1982–1999.

Cohost, Attitudes, Lifetime, 1986–1991.

Rae Cummings, All My Children, ABC, 1999–2000.

Rae Cummings, Port Charles (also known as Port Charles: Fate), ABC, 2000.

Gretel Rae Washburn Cummings Faulkner Buchanan, General Hospital, ABC, 2000–2003.

Herself, Lifetime Now, Lifetime an Lifetime Real Women, 2001.

Herself, Speaking of Women's Health, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Linda Collison, The Last Survivors, NBC, 1975.

Secretary, The Night That Panicked America, ABC, 1975.

Kamala, The Nurse Killer, 1975.

Margot Delefont, Rage of Angels: The Story Continues, NBC, 1986.

Sandra Grant, Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss, NBC, 1993.

Helene, When the Vows Break (also known as Courting Justice), Lifetime, 1995.

Aunt Ina, See Jane Date, ABC Family, 2003.

Also appeared in War of the Worlds.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Julie Weston, The Fess Parker Show, ABC, 1978.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Narrator, Diana: The Making of a Princess, Lifetime, 1989.

Narrator, Legends in Love, Lifetime, 1991.

50 Years of Soaps: An All–Star Celebration, CBS, 1994.

Herself, "Liberace: Mr. Showmanship," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1995.

Gail Sheehy's New Passages, ABC, 1996.

The Italian Americans, PBS, 1997.

On the Inside, The Learning Channel, 1997.

The 71st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1997.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Linda Dano, Lifetime, 2000.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Deidre Hall, Lifetime, 2001.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Finola Hughes, Lifetime, 2002.

Marshalls' Women in Comedy, PAX, 2002.

(In archive footage) Rae Cummings, A&E Biography: All My Children, Arts and Entertainment, 2003.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 14th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1987.

The 17th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1990.

The 18th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1991.

The 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1994.

The 11th Annual Soap Opera Awards, NBC, 1995.

Host, MVP Awards, Lifetime, 1995.

The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 1995.

Presenter, Soap Opera Update Awards, 1997.

Presenter, The 24th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, 1997.

Presenter, The 14th Annual Soap Opera Awards, 1998.

Presenter, The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Girl #1, "Death on Credit," Police Story, 1973.

Lora Gibson, "The Firehouse Four," Emergency!, NBC, 1974.

Katherine, "Raise the Devil: Part 1," Ironside, 1974.

Mary Elliott, "The End Game," Police Woman, 1974.

Ellen Murdock, "Aura Lee, Farewell," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1975.

Barbara Milland, "Double Jeopardy," Harry–O, ABC, 1975.

Nurse, "Panic," Matt Helm, 1975.

"Above and Beyond ... Nearly," Emergency!, NBC, 1976.

Marie, "In Hazard," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1976.

Gwen Molinaro, "Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones, But Waterbury Will Bury You," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1977.

Janet Mayer, "The Crying Child," Starsky and Hutch, 1977.

Angela, "The Ghostly Teletype," The Six Million Dollar Man, 1977.

Joy Vance, "Angels on the Air," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1977.

Marian Bakersmith, "Walking Wounded," Rafferty, 1977.

Leslie Dornan, "Rape," Barney Miller, ABC, 1978.

Eloise, "Hitch–Hiking Hitch," CHiPs, NBC, 1978.

Josette, "Voodoll Doll: Parts 1 & 2," The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, ABC, 1978.

Margaret Winslow, "Deadly Ringer," The Six Million Dollar Man, 1978.

Herself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, 1996.

Dr. Margaret Miano, "Valentine's Day," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as H:LOTS and Homicide), NBC, 1997.

The View, ABC, 2001, 2002, 2003.

Herself, SoapTalk, Soap Net, 2003.

The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003.

Living It Up with Ali & Jack, 2003.

Also appeared in Bracken's World, NBC; Peyton Place, ABC; Gourmet Getaways with Robin Leach, Food Network; Tea with Fi, Romance Classics.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Tony Rome, 1967.

(Uncredited) Hello, Dolly, 1968.

(Uncredited) The Boston Strangler, 1968.

(Uncredited) Charles' wife, Star! (also known as Those Were the Happy Times and Loves of a Star!), 1968.

Rosalie Cutter, The Shadow of Chikara (also known as The Ballad of Virgil Kane, The Curse of Demon Mountain, Demon Mountain, Diamond Mountain, Shadow Mountain, Thunder Mountain, and Wishbone Cutter), 1978.

Casting director, Somewhere in the City, Sideshow Inc., 1998.



(With Anne Kyle) Looking Great: Daytime Television Star Linda Dano Shares Her Fashion, Beauty, and Style Secrets to Help You Look Your Best, Putnam, 1997.

(With Anne Kyle) Living Great: Style Expert and Television Star Linda Dano Shows You How to Bring Style Home with Easy, Affordable Decorating Ideas and Techniques, Putnam, 1998.

Novels; as Felicia Gallant:

(With Rebecca Flanders) Dreamweaver, Harlequin, 1984.



Antiques, September, 1999, p. 310.

People Weekly, September 8, 1997, p. 39.

TV Guide, July 5, 1986, pp. 8–9.


Linda Dano Official Site,http://lindadano.com, June 10, 2004.