Life and death are part of life that we all have to go through. The thing left behind after death is the legacy created by the person. Audra Lindley was such a personality who left fond memories after her demise.
Famous for her role in the American comedy TV series ‘Three’s Company,’ Lindley portrayed the role of Helen Roper. What would be better than reminiscing about this great actress on her upcoming birthday? Let’s dive deep before you get any other ideas.
Here are some facts about Audra.
Audra Lindley: Quick Facts
Audra Marie Lindley
Date of Birth
September 24, 1918
October 16, 1997
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
5 feet 8 inches(178 cm)
Early Life and Education
Born as Audra Marie Lindley, the American actress was born on September 24, 1918, in Los Angeles, California. Lindley grew up in a show business family where her father, Bert Lindley was also an actor.
There is no detailed information about her education. However, she did drop out of school to work as a stand-in and stuntwoman. Other than this, there is not much to mention about her childhood.
Age and Height
The late star was born under the sign of Libra. People born under this sign are artistic and are best known to be an actor, painter, or dancer. Looking at Lindley, we cannot deny but agree with it.
Furthermore, the actress had grace and aura, which demanded attention from people. With her 5 feet 8 inches(173 cm) height and her petite figure, Lindley graced the cover. Even more, her blonde hair and beautiful ocean blue eyes complemented her beauty.
Audra Lindley: Career
The American actress gained entry in Hollywood at an early age thanks to her father. Though she mostly did stunt work, it made her happy. Around the same time, Lindley started working in Broadway theatre. Similarly, she got to work in many plays including ‘On Golden Pond,’ ‘Playhouse 70’, ‘Long Day Journey’s into Night,’ and ‘Horse Heavens.’
After taking a break for specific years, the actress began appearing in the TV shows. In the early 1960s, she appeared in the supporting role in the soap opera ‘Search for Tomorrow.’ The show was a massive success with the audience and ended up winning three Emmy Awards and three Writers Guild of America Awards.
Moreover, following the success of the show, Lindley was seen more often on the screen. After that, she starred in another soap opera titled ‘Another World’ as a manipulative woman ‘Aunt Liz.’ She also played a recurring role in the comedy TV series ‘Bridget Loves Bernie.’
Apart from that, Lindley played a vital role in the TV series ‘Fay.’ Later in 1971, the actress starred in the first American film, Taking Off. Milos Forman directed the movie which displayed the story of a New York couple whose daughter had run away.
Nonetheless, the movie ended up winning the Grand Prix Award at the Cannes Film Festival. But it was her role in the hit TV comedy series ‘Three’s Company’ as Helen Roper that made her famous.
The show was well-received by the audience and aired from 1977 to 1984, around eight seasons. During that time Lindley also appeared in the 1980 sci-fi TV film ‘Revenge of The Stepford Wives.’
Inspired by the novel ‘The Stepford Wives’ by Ira Lenin, Robert Fuest directed the movie. The movie bagged a nomination for the Edgar Allen Poe Award. Likewise, the American actress could be seen in other films including Cannery Row, Desert Hearts, Troop Beverly Hills, Tales from the Crypt, Cybill and Friends.
Net Worth and Income
The American actress devoted her whole life in the film industry even till her last breath. So, there is no doubt, and she must have collected an impressive amount from it. Many sources claimed her net worth to be around $1.5 million, which might be right.
Personal Life: Husband and Children
Looking back at her own life, Audra was married twice in her lifetime. First, she married Hardy Ulm, a doctor in 1943. Together the couple had five children. Among the three of them are Elizabeth Blalock, Alice Ulm, William Ulm, while the remaining two children have yet to be identified.
Sadly, the couple could not live up to their vows as her husband passed away on April 25, 1970. But a year later, Lindley married James Whitmore in July 1971. Likewise, James was an American film, theatre, and television actor and honorary recipient of three of the four EGOT, a Tony, a Grammy, and an Emmy.
Moreover, he was a Golden Globe and two Academy Awards winner as well. But unlike her previous relationship, her second marriage ended with divorce. Though the reason was unknown, they parted ways on March 16, 1979.
Audra Lindley: Death
The American actress enrolled in a hospital while she was still working in an American sitcom, Cybill. Who knew that would be the last role of the actress. Sadly, Lindley passed away at the age of 79. She took her last breath at Cedars SinaiMedical Center on October 16, 1997.
She had Leukemia. After her unfortunate death, her body was buried beside her father’s grave at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetry located in Santa Monica.