Tall (5'7 1/2"), brunette fashion model Linda Gray began her acting career in television commercials-nearly 400 of them, in fact. While shopping in a health-food store one day in the early 1970s, Gray struck up a friendly conversation with a woman who turned out to be Mrs. Dennis Weaver; as a result, Gray was cast in her first substantial dramatic role on Weaver's weekly series McCloud. Her first regular TV-series gig was as an unlikely transsexual on the satirical soap opera All That Glitters (1977). From 1978 through 1991, Gray was seen as Sue Ellen Ewing on the prime-time serial Dallas. Linda Gray has since been co-starred on the 1994 Fox Network Models Inc.
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by Hal Erickson biography