While growing up in Anderson, Indiana Linda developed an interest in the arts and studied classical piano, jazz, ballet, modeling and tap. At seventeen Linda won “Miss Seventeen” for Seventeen Magazine.
After graduating from High School she enrolled at the University of Hawaii to study dance and Opera and became very interested in Japanese Language and Culture. She performed at all the major hotels in Hawaii, the highlight being the Waikiki Sheraton where she worked with the Legendary Trombonist Trummy Young. She served as a liaison for the Governor of Hawaii for political events and was a coordinator for corporate events, weddings, and private parties and learned to sing in Japanese, Pilipino, Chinese and Hawaiian.
Linda moved to Japan to continue her studies in voice and the Japanese language. While in Japan she was signed by Toshiba/Capital Records and had a Prime Time Radio Show, “Talking Rendezvous”, and a TV Show; “Night Rhapsody” on TBS and also worked in the Japanese Television Series “Naked City” and appeared on a variety of Game and Talk Shows. She also continued her singing career and appeared at the Playboy Club, Latin Quarter and Copa Cabana where she appeared with Ella Fitzgerald.
Linda returned to the States to continue her career.
Linda continued in Television by starring in her own CBS production, “55 Plus”, as anchor, and did a number of Television Commercials for Bank America, Sears, Sheraton Hotels, General Electric, Philadelphia Bank and many others.
Her singing career also blossomed while preforming with the Ernie Heckshire Orchestra and Les Brown Orchestra throughout the United States and England. In England Linda performed for the Royal Family at the Knights in Royalty Gala. She started my own Record Company, T.L.C. Records, and performed on a radio show, “Swing Street”, with Gene White and a 20 piece Orchestra which aired weekly on KORK radio in Las Vegas.
Linda had taken a break for a while, from singing, and yes…..got married. During that time, my husband introduced me, to the Shriners Organization. We did shows with the clowns for the burned and terminal children. We did this for years, and then my husband began having strokes. We went through our battles, as everyone does, ultimately he passed.
A few years later, Linda remarried. Years went by…..this also ended up in caring for him…..He passed of cancer.
During this time she started writing Gospel Music for the first time in my life and decided to restart her singing career. Linda has a bright future in doing things that she always enjoyed. I believe Linda is finally fulfilling her destiny!