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Linda Gray was born on the 12th September 1940 in Santa Monica, California USA, and is an actress, producer, director, and former model, most probably best known for her role as Sue Ellen Ewing in the CBS cult television drama series “Dallas” (1978-1991); she received an Emmy nomination and two Golden Globes nominations for the role that also significantly increased her net worth. Gray’s career started in 1963.

Have you ever wondered how rich Linda Gray is as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Linda’s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned through her successful career on both television and film. In addition to being a popular actress, Linda has also worked as a producer, director, and previously she was a model during her 20’s, which laid the basis of her wealth.

Linda Gray Net Worth $ 5 Million

Linda Ann Gray was born to Marjorie and Leslie Gray, who was a watchmaker and had a shop in Culver City, California where Linda grew up. She went to the Dale Carnegie School. Linda began as a model in the 60’s and also made over 400 television commercials which generated a lot of money to her bank account early in her career. In the meantime, she studied at Notre Dame Academy in Culver City.

Her acting debut came in 1963 in “Under the Yum Yum Tree” in which she had a minor role, and also in “Palm Springs Weekend” (1963). Linda had to wait for more than ten years before she was cast in a TV movie – “The Big Rip-Off” (1975) starring Tony Curtis. She later appeared in “Dogs” (1976), “Murder in Peyton Place” (1977), and “The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank” (1978) before scoring her most notable role in the series drama “Dallas” (1978-1991).

Gray was quite busy in the ’80’s due to her hectic schedule in “Dallas”, but also managed to appear in Michael Tuchner’s “Haywire” (1980), “The Wild and the Free” (1980), “Not in Front of the Children” (1982), and “Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues” (1987). In the 90’s, Linda had parts in John Landis’ “Oscar” (1991) starring Sylvester Stallone and in numerous TV movies, including “Highway Heartbreaker” (1992), “Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter?” (1993), “Accidental Meeting” (1994), and “Moment of Truth: Broken Pledges” (1994) – her net worth grew accordingly.

Linda had notable roles in TV series “Melrose Place” (1994) and “Models Inc.”(1994), and by the end of the 90’s, Linda played in “Dallas: J.R. Returns” (1996), “Dallas: War of the Ewings” (1998), and “Star of Jaipur” (1998), which only increased her net worth. Gray decided to take a break from acting in the 2000’s, so she hasn’t appeared as frequently as she used to. However, Linda did play in six episodes of “The Bold and the Beautiful” (2004-2005), and then appeared in “McBride: It’s Murder, Madam” (2005). Five years later she featured in “Expecting Mary”, and in 2011 appeared in “The Flight of the Swan”, and “Hidden Moon” in 2012, adding further to her net worth.

Linda Gray again played Sue Ellen Ewing in the remake of series “Dallas” (2012-2014), appearing in 40 episodes. Most recently, she had roles in “A Perfect Wedding” (2015), “Winterthorne” (2015), and “Significant Mother” (2015), which has also added a considerable amount to her net worth.

Gray owns a production company called LG Productions, Inc., and was voted “Woman of the Year” in 1982 from the Hollywood Radio and Television Society.

Regarding her personal life, Linda Gray was married to famous art director and photographer Ed Trasher from 1962 to 1983, and they have two children together. Linda’s younger sister, Betty, died of breast cancer in 1989. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.



Full Name Linda Gray
Net Worth $5 Million
Date Of Birth September 12, 1940
Place Of Birth Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Height 1.72 m
Profession Film actress
Education Notre Dame Academy
Nationality American
Spouse Ed Thrasher m. 1962–1983
Children Jeff Thrasher, Kehly Sloane
Parents Marjorie Gray, Leslie Gray
Siblings Betty Gray
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lindagrayofficial
Twitter https://twitter.com/linda_gray
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0336782/
Awards TV Land Pop Culture Award
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama
Movies Hidden Moon, The Flight of the Swan, Expecting Mary, Dallas: War of the Ewings, Dallas: J.R. Returns, Accidental Meeting, Bonanza: The Return, Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter?, The Entertainers, Oscar, The Wild and the Free, The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan, Dogs, Wally’s Will, Not in Front of the Ch…
TV Shows Models Inc., Dallas, All That Glitters
Quote
1 [on the death of Larry Hagman] He brought joy to everyone he knew. He was creative, generous, funny, loving and talented, and I will miss him enormously. He was an original and lived life to the fullest.
2 “I think people love entertainment like that. If you do it right and the writing is well done, I think people will tune in. Desperate Housewives (2004) has a bit of humor, a little satire going on…. Sue Ellen was the original desperate housewife.” Interview with Devin Owens.
Fact
1 Her acting mentor was the late Barbara Bel Geddes.
2 Best friends with Larry Hagman from 1977 until his death in 2012.
3 Her agent is Jeffrey Lane.
4 For The Graduate (1967) publicity poster, Gray landed the body-double gig for Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft’s leg) through a photographer friend. She received a reported $20 for her efforts.
5 Best remembered by the public for her role as Sue Ellen Shepard Ewing Lockwood on the 1980s soap opera Dallas (1978).
6 Painfully shy as a child. Sent to the Dale Carnegie School.
7 Parents are father Leslie and mother Marjorie.
8 Bradley Bell, executive producer of The Bold and the Beautiful (1987), wanted her to play the role of Jacqueline Marone, but when she wouldn’t commit to the 3-year contract attached to the role, the part went to Lesley-Anne Down. Bell kept Gray in mind, and when the recurring role of Priscilla Kelly came up, he immediately called her and she agreed to take the part.
9 Her legs were used for the famous poster for The Graduate (1967) with Dustin Hoffman.
10 Mother-in-law of producer Lance Sloane.
11 Grandsons: Ryder Sloane and Jack Sloane
12 Attended Notre Dame Academy in Culver City, California.
13 Her younger sister, Betty, died in 1989.
14 She is the aunt of actress Lindsay Wagner by marriage to her ex-husband Ed Thrasher. Lindsay Wagner is Ed Thrasher’s niece. His sister, Marilyn Thrasher (aka Marilyn Ball), is her mother.
15 Did her first ever nude scene in 2001 when appearing in the London version of the play “The Graduate”.
16 Grandsons Ryder Sloane and Jack Sloane (Kehly’s sons).
17 Son: Jeff Thrasher.
18 Daughter, Kehly Sloane, was Miss Golden Globe 1997.
19 Was forced to miss her son’s high school graduation because of her work schedule on Dallas (1978).
20 Was fired during the 8th season of Dallas (1978) after she asked producers to let her direct a few episodes of the series. Her job was spared when Larry Hagman threatened to walk out in protest.
21 Served as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations.
22 Played Cinderella in high school production of Cinderella.
23 Linda put on neighborhood plays as a child.
24 Grew up in Culver City, California, USA, where her father Leslie, who was a watchmaker, had a shop.
25 Owns a production company: LG Productions, Inc.
26 Was voted “Woman of the Year” in 1982 from the Hollywood Radio and Television Society.
27 Daughter, Kehly Sloane, appeared on Dallas (1978).

Actress

Title Year Status Character
Hollyoaks 2016 TV Series Tabby Maxwell-Brown
Wally’s Will 2016 Short Wally
Significant Mother 2015 TV Series Gammy
Winterthorne 2015 TV Series Joanna Winterthorne
A Perfect Wedding 2015 Gabby
Dallas 2012-2014 TV Series Sue Ellen Ewing
Hidden Moon 2012 Eva Brighton
The Flight of the Swan 2011 Alexi’s mother
Expecting Mary 2010 Darnella
90210 2008 TV Series Victoria Brewer
Pepper Dennis 2006 TV Series Barbara Meryl
Reflections of a Life 2006 Short Linda
McBride: It’s Murder, Madam 2005 TV Movie Victoria Sawyer
The Bold and the Beautiful 2004-2005 TV Series Priscilla Kelly
Star of Jaipur 1998 Linda Trask
Dallas: War of the Ewings 1998 TV Movie Sue Ellen Ewing
When the Cradle Falls 1997 TV Movie Helen Sawyer
Dallas: J.R. Returns 1996 TV Movie Sue Ellen Ewing
Touched by an Angel 1996 TV Series Marian Campbell
Models Inc. 1994-1995 TV Series Hillary Michaels
Mighty Max 1994 TV Series Kali
Melrose Place 1994 TV Series Hillary Michaels
Moment of Truth: Broken Pledges 1994 TV Movie Eileen Stevens
Accidental Meeting 1994 TV Movie Jennifer Parris
To My Daughter with Love 1994 TV Movie Eleanor Monroe
Bonanza: The Return 1993 TV Movie Abigail ‘Laredo’ Stimmons
Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter? 1993 TV Movie Gayle Moffitt
Highway Heartbreaker 1992 TV Movie Catherine
The Entertainers 1991 Laura
Lovejoy 1991 TV Series Cassandra Lynch
Dallas 1978-1991 TV Series Sue Ellen Ewing
Oscar 1991 Roxanne
Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues 1987 TV Movie Mary Collins
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night 1987 voice
Not in Front of the Children 1982 TV Movie Nancy Carruthers
The Wild and the Free 1980 TV Movie Linda
Haywire 1980 TV Movie Nan
Bob Hope in the Starmakers 1980 TV Movie Wendy Trousdale
The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan 1979 TV Movie Elizabeth Harrington
The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank 1978 TV Movie Leslie Corliss
Emergency! 1976-1978 TV Series Evelyn Davis / Judy
Big Hawaii 1977 TV Series Annie Quinlan
Murder in Peyton Place 1977 TV Movie Carla Cord
All That Glitters 1977 TV Series Linda Murkland
Switch 1977 TV Series Alison
McCloud 1976 TV Series Kate O’Hannah / Cindy Yates
Dogs 1976 Miss Engle
The Big Rip-Off 1975 TV Movie
Marcus Welby, M.D. 1974 TV Series Patsy Grey
Palm Springs Weekend 1963 Yellow-Swimsuited Girl at Pool (uncredited)
Under the Yum Yum Tree 1963 College Girl (uncredited)

Director

Title Year Status Character
Dallas 1986-1989 TV Series 5 episodes

Producer

Title Year Status Character
Moment of Truth: Broken Pledges 1994 TV Movie co-producer

Thanks

Title Year Status Character
Mothers and Daughters 2016 special thanks

Self

Title Year Status Character
Good Morning Britain 2016 TV Series Herself – Birthday Message for Richard / Herself – Interviewee
FabLife 2016 TV Series Herself – Guest
Between the Lines 2016 TV Series Herself
The Insider 2016 TV Series Herself
The Doctors 2015 TV Series Herself
Home & Family 2015 TV Series Herself
Most Shocking TV Moments 2014 TV Movie documentary Herself / Sue Ellen
Loose Women 2010-2014 TV Series Herself
TV’s Nastiest Villains 2014 TV Movie documentary Herself / Sue Ellen Ewing
The Queen Latifah Show 2014 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Talk 2012-2014 TV Series Herself – Guest / Herself – Guest Co-Host
Huffpost Live 2014 TV Series Herself – Guest
Katie 2014 TV Series Herself – Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight 2012-2014 TV Series Herself – Guest
Today 2012-2014 TV Series Herself – Guest
Watch What Happens: Live 2014 TV Series Herself – Guest
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2013 TV Series Herself
The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Fox and Friends 2012-2013 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2013 TV Series Herself – Guest
Pioneers of Television 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Saving America’s Horses: A Nation Betrayed 2012 Documentary Herself
Dallas Roundup Aftershow 2012 TV Series Herself
Larry King Now 2012 TV Series Herself – Guest
Extra 2012 TV Series Herself
The View 2004-2012 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Wendy Williams Show 2012 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994-2012 TV Series Herself – Guest
Anderson Live 2012 TV Series Herself – Guest
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
Breakfast 2011 TV Series Herself – Guest
Inside TNT’s Dallas 2011 TV Short Herself
Dallas VIP: 30 Year Reunion at Southfork Ranch 2010 Video documentary
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2009 TV Series Herself
Whatever Happened To? 2009 TV Series Herself
TV Land Moguls 2009 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Xposé 2009 TV Series Herself
Guinness World Records – Die größten Weltrekorde 2008 TV Series Herself
The British Soap Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Herself – Presenter
The British Soap Awards 2008: The Party 2008 TV Special Herself
That’s What I Call Television 2007 TV Series Herself
This Morning 2007 TV Series Herself – Guest
20 heures le journal 2007 TV Series Herself
Bring Back… Dallas 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
TV Land Confidential 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Dallas Reunion: Return to Southfork 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself / Sue Ellen Shepard Ewing
GMTV 2001-2004 TV Series Herself
CMT: 40 Greatest Done Me Wrong Songs 2004 TV Special Herself
Good Day Live 2004 TV Series Herself – Guest
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
Hollywood Squares 2004 TV Series Herself
SoapTalk 2003 TV Series Herself / Sue Ellen Ewing
CBS at 75 2003 TV Special documentary Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert De Niro 2003 TV Movie Herself
After Dallas 2002 TV Movie Herself / Sue Ellen Ewing
After They Were Famous 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Still Cher 2002 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Intimate Portrait 1999-2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Les enfants de la télé 2001 TV Series Herself
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards 2001 Herself
Larry King Live 2000 TV Series Herself – Guest
Doing Dallas 2000 TV Special Herself / Sue Ellen Ewing
Television: The First Fifty Years 1999 Video documentary Herself – Interviewee / Sue Ellen Ewing
La chance aux chansons 1994 TV Series Herself
Vicki! 1992 TV Series Herself – Guest
What About Me? I’m Only 3! 1992 TV Movie Herself
Ein Schloß am Wörthersee 1991 TV Series Herself
Rodney Dangerfield’s The Really Big Show 1991 TV Movie Herself
The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1990 TV Special Herself – Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 15th Annual People’s Choice Awards 1989 TV Special Herself -Co- Presenter: Favourite Comedy Motion Picture
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Herself – Guest
The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1989 TV Special Herself – Presenter: Best TV-Series, Best Actress & Best Actor – Comedy / Musical
CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1987 TV Special Herself
Evening Magazine 1987 TV Series Herself
The Morning Program 1987 TV Series Herself – Guest
This Is Your Life 1987 TV Special Herself
The 8th Annual Cable ACE Awards 1987 TV Special Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1986 TV Series Herself
CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1986 TV Special Herself
Champs-Elysées 1986 TV Series Herself
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1986 TV Special Herself – Presenter: Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series
Hour Magazine 1980-1986 TV Series Herself
The 12th Annual People’s Choice Awards 1986 TV Special Herself – Co- Presenter: Favourite Television Dramatic Program
CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1985 TV Special Herself
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1985 TV Special Herself – Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
America 1985 TV Series Herself
Night of 100 Stars II 1985 TV Movie Herself
Salute to Lady Liberty 1984 TV Movie documentary Herself
CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1984 TV Special Herself
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards 1984 TV Special Herself – Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special & Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special
The Merv Griffin Show 1984 TV Series Herself – Guest
exclusiv 1983 TV Series documentary Herself
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 1982 TV Special Herself
Night of 100 Stars 1982 TV Special Herself
Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny 1982 TV Movie Herself
The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1982 TV Special documentary Herself – Co-Host
The Body Human: The Loving Process – Men 1981 TV Movie Herself – Host
The Body Human: The Loving Process – Women 1981 TV Movie Herself – Host
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1981 TV Special Herself – Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
The Barbara Walters Summer Special 1981 TV Series Herself
The 7th Annual People’s Choice Awards 1981 TV Special Herself – Accepting Award for Favourite Television Dramatic Program
The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1981 TV Special Herself – Nominee
Circus of the Stars #5 1980 TV Special documentary Herself
Good Morning America 1980 TV Series Herself – Guest
The John Davidson Show 1980 TV Series Herself – Guest / Herself – Co-Host
Omnibus 1980 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1980 TV Series Herself – Guest
The 22nd Annual TV Week Logie Awards 1980 TV Special Herself
Kraft Salutes Disneyland’s 25th Anniversary 1980 TV Special Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1978-1980 TV Series Herself – Guest / Herself – Actress
The 6th People’s Choice Awards 1980 TV Special Herself – Accepting Favourite Dramatic Television Show Award
The Hollywood Squares 1979 TV Series Herself
Dinah! 1979 TV Series Herself – Guest
All-Star Family Feud Special 1979 TV Series Herself – Celebrity Contestant
Family Feud 1979 TV Series Herself
The Amazing World of Psychic Phenomena 1976 Documentary

Archive Footage

Title Year Status Character
Pop Culture Beast’s Halloween Horror Picks 2015 TV Series documentary Miss Engle
Breakfast 2011 TV Series Herself
Catalunya.cat 2008 TV Movie documentary Sue Ellen Ewing (uncredited)
La rentadora 2007 TV Series Sue Ellen Ewing
80s 2005 TV Series documentary Sue Ellen Ewing
Tvist 2005 TV Series Sue Ellen Ewing
When Shoulderpads Ruled the World 2002 TV Special Sue Ellen Ewing
E! True Hollywood Story 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Showtime Looks at 1981 1981 TV Movie documentary Herself – Actress

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2016 Festival Award North Hollywood Cinefest Best Actress in a Short Film Wally’s Will (2016)
2016 Festival-Awarded Prize USA Film Festival Outstanding Performance Award Wally’s Will (2016)
2006 Pop Culture Award TV Land Awards Dallas (1978)
1982 Bambi Bambi Awards TV Series International Dallas (1978)

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2016 ISA Indie Series Awards Best Guest Actress – Drama Winterthorne (2015)
1988 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role: Prime Time Dallas (1978)
1988 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Favorite Super Couple: Prime Time Dallas (1978)
1986 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role on a Prime Time Serial Dallas (1978)
1986 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Favorite Super Couple on a Prime Time Serial Dallas (1978)
1982 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama Dallas (1978)
1981 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama Dallas (1978)
1981 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Dallas (1978)

3rd Place Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1982 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Female TV Star (TV-Star w)