Instead, she devoted her time to fitness issues and set up a small chain of fitness centers. To this day I stick it on everything. If it doesn’t work, you don’t stay married to them, but you don’t have to get rid of them or the people who were in their lives. To me it was one of the greatest pilots I’d ever read. Why do I need him to come back?’ And I put my mind on me and my life took off. He was a man worth keeping in your life. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, " When she started her professional career, she changed her last name to "Evans". Evans' first guest-starring role was on a 1960 episode of Bachelor Father.  Although initially sluggish in the ratings, audience figures improved after the show was revamped and British actress Joan Collins was brought in to play opposite Evans and Forsythe as Blake's scheming ex-wife, Alexis Carrington. Linda R. Evans, 71, passed away February 16, 2019 with her loving family by her side. George Peppard was the original Blake Carrington and blessed be life that George and Aaron Spelling and the network decided to disagree and John Forsythe came in and replaced him, and then once they put in the character of Alexis, we just took off. Citizen News Services (October 28, 1986). I’m so grateful that John did that because he wanted me to stop working, period. Linda Evans (born Linda Evenstad; November 18, 1942) is an American actress known primarily for her roles on television. I want us not to think of ending, I want us to think of beginning. Linda's often lavish and luxurious life has rivaled Krystle Carrington's. She was a kind and caring person and a loving mother who enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, most of all. She has dined with queens and presidents, been romanced by the rich and famous, and today, what Linda treasures most is the wisdom she has gained along the way.  She won a Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in 1984 and 1985. When I could make a hollandaise sauce and could put it on things I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. All rights reserved. It was easy for me to be friends with them because I really liked them. Our beautiful funeral home invites you to sit and be comfortable. We shot it for the whole day slugging it out on our knees. And then I realized that of course she wanted to be in his life, as I wanted to be in his life when we weren’t together.  By the 1984–85 season, Dynasty was the number one show on American television, outranking Dallas. She is a 1965 graduate from Westmoreland High School and received her board certification for dental hygiene in 1967. I adored all the characters. I never would have had ‘Dynasty’ and the men that I loved after that. It turns out the blonde stunner is quite adept behind a stove and loves to entertain. Market data provided by Factset. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. She retired from NYS after over 30 years as a dental hygienist for Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center. It just means it didn’t work. In 1977, she starred with James Franciscus and Ralph Bellamy in the espionage drama series Hunter, though the show lasted for only 13 episodes. FOX411: So who knew Krystle was a whiz in the kitchen? The fact that John fell in love with her, it’s not as if she had a design for him. Legal Statement. , On December 31, 1967, John Derek recruited his wife to operate one of his cameras after he had been commissioned by daredevil Evel Knievel to film his motorcycle jump of the fountains at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. PO Box 21133-35 College StreetClinton, New York 13323-0211Phone: (315) 853-5746Fax: (315) 853-2904, Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Inc., Clinton, NY. We’ve got lives ahead of us, things to do. , Throughout the 1970s, Evans continued to appear on television largely in guest roles. Evans: I think the lily pond was the best. Evans, who just turned 69, also seems like one of the nicest persons on the planet. Z. Knight and her Ramtha's School of Enlightenment and eventually moved to Yelm, Washington, to be closer to Knight and her school. All are invited to call Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 4-7pm at Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Inc., 35 College St., Clinton, followed by a prayer service at 7pm. They fought all the time. But when I took my mind off the men in my life and put it on me, my career took off and I realized, ‘Why do I want him? She is best known for portraying Krystle Carrington in the 1980s ABC primetime soap opera Dynasty, a role she played from 1981 to 1989. Just because you’re not with someone doesn’t mean that you don’t still love them for why you fell in love with them. When you get older you let go of needing so many things, your hormones are driving you, you’re free, and you’ve learned life lessons. I’ve learned that over and over. She was born December 2, 1947, a daughter of the late Charles T. and Elizabeth (Hinckley) Redmond. Playing Audra Barkley, daughter of Victoria Barkley (played by Barbara Stanwyck), Evans was credited in the series until it ended in 1969, though she was only a semiregular cast member during the last two seasons. Evans: You know what? In the 1990s, Evans hosted infomercials for Rejuvenique, a mask for toning facial muscles. Best Actress in a Television Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama, People's Choice Awards for Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Program, People's Choice Awards for Favorite Female TV Performer, Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Actress in a Prime Time, Soap Opera Digest Award for Favorite Super Couple: Prime Time, Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues, The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw, "US soap legend Linda Evans on how ratings hit Dynasty changed her life and career", "9 big things you never knew about Linda Evans", "Those Eyes : Six Years Ago Linda Evans Was Considered Too Old to Cast. She was predeceased by her parents. Evans captured the iconic images of Knievel's devastating crash as the jump failed. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Linda Evans Evans was asked when she first met Forsythe, as an unfamiliar actress, for her first speaking part, with him: Her agent "signed me up for Bachelor Father and John Forsythe gave me my first speaking part. , In 2005, actress Melora Hardin portrayed Evans in Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure, a fictionalized television movie based on the creation and behind-the-scenes production of Dynasty. My favorite food to cook is the dish that the person in front of me wants to eat. Evans: Julia Child, ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’ was the first cookbook I ever got. It was like the greatest moment of all. Let’s see what we can do with our lives. Her burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Clinton. , Evans won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Drama Series for her Dynasty role in 1981, and was subsequently nominated every year from 1982 to 1985. , In 2006, Evans reunited with her Dynasty castmates for the nonfiction reunion special Dynasty: Catfights and Caviar.  Her best friends are her ex-stepdaughter, television writer Sean Catherine Derek, and Bunky Young, Evans' former assistant, whom she has known since the mid-1960s; both reside near her in Washington state. All rights reserved. It was just fun. There are 77 million war baby boomers.  Intended as ABC's answer to the hit CBS series Dallas, Dynasty featured Evans as the former secretary and new wife of millionaire oil tycoon Blake Carrington, portrayed by her former costar John Forsythe. Linda R. Evans, 71, passed away February 16, 2019 with her loving family by her side. They started dating in 1965, married in 1968, and separated on Christmas day 1973, when Derek disclosed his affair with Bo Derek, who was 30 years his junior, and was 17 years old at the time. Actress Linda Evans has personified beauty and grace to American television viewers for over five decades, from her role as Audra Barkley, a daughter of the Old West on The Big Valley (1965-1969 on ABC) to the glamorous Krystle Carrington on Dynasty (1981-1989 on ABC) to Hell's Kitchen, the British competitive cooking reality show she won in 2009. I liked Bo and when it ended up that John and I were not together I thought for sure John would realize that she was so much younger (Derek was 15) and it wouldn’t work and come back again. Evans: I had a feeling when I read the script that it could be like that. In the 1960s she played Audra Barkley, the daughter of Victoria Barkley (played by Barbara Stanwyck) in the Western television series The Big Valley (1965–1969). The book would have stopped at that point in my life. Linda Evans: I’m a lover of food and I look to cook. She had previously written the Linda Evans Beauty and Exercise book in 1983. , Evans was arrested in May 2014 for driving under the influence of a prescription.. Linda was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed shopping for special items and gifts for her family. Linda Evans (born Linda Evenstad; November 18, 1942) is an American actress known primarily for her roles on television.In the 1960s she played Audra Barkley, the daughter of Victoria Barkley (played by Barbara Stanwyck) in the Western television series The Big Valley (1965–1969). , Evans was hired as a spokesperson for the beverage Crystal Light due to her character's name.