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Audrey Landers
Audrey Landers
(born Audrey Hamburg, July 18, 1956) is an American actress and singer, best known for her role as Afton Cooper
Afton Cooper
on the television series Dallas
Dallas
and her role as Val Clarke in the film version of A Chorus Line (1985).[1]

Contents

1 Early years 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Selected filmography 5 Discography 6 Charts

6.1 Albums 6.2 Singles

7 References 8 External links

Early years[edit]

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Landers was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[2] Landers began her acting career at the age of 9, when she starred in her first community theater musical, and continued acting and singing in community theater shows in New York State. Landers was first noticed with a country song that she wrote and performed at the age of twelve, which led to a Nashville recording contract with Epic Records, a performance on The Merv Griffin Show, and a year-long role on the daytime drama, The Secret Storm. During her teen years, she acted on the daytime drama Somerset and studied music at the Juilliard School
Juilliard School
in New York City, while majoring in psychology at Columbia University. Her feature film debut came in The Tennessee Stallion (1978) with her sister, Judy. Career[edit] Landers moved to Los Angeles
Los Angeles
and on her 24th birthday, landed the role of Afton Cooper
Afton Cooper
on Dallas, which she held for 84 episodes, from 1981-84, and further episodes in 1989. She also appeared in the television movie Dallas: J.R. Returns (1996). In the series, her character was a nightclub singer. Landers had already recorded two singles in the 1970s, but during her stint on Dallas, she recorded her first album, Little River (1983). She has since released over a dozen albums, mainly for European record companies.[citation needed] After she left Dallas
Dallas
in 1984, she was cast by director Richard Attenborough as Val Clarke in the film version of A Chorus Line (1985). In 2013, she reprised her role of Afton Cooper
Afton Cooper
in several episodes of the second season of the revival of Dallas.[3][4] Before joining Dallas, she guest-starred in a number of television series, including The Dukes of Hazzard, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat and Battlestar Galactica and appeared as a panelist on Match Game
Match Game
79. In the 1990s, she appeared in the television miniseries of Jackie Collins' Lucky Chances. From 1990–92, she played the role of Charlotte Hesser, eldest daughter of upstate Pennsylvania mob boss Carlo Hesser
Carlo Hesser
on the ABC daytime series One Life to Live.[5] With her young sons as inspiration, Landers created the children's television series, The Huggabug Club in 1996,[5] for which, in addition to writing the scripts, she also wrote the 250+ original songs in the series. Her partner (and mother), Ruth Landers, produced the series and donated it to Public Television
Public Television
for its 5-year run. In 2006, she co-wrote, and co-directed the family adventure film, Circus Island, a Ruth Landers production. Landers and her mother have also created a fashion line called Landers STAR Collection which is gaining global popularity through QVC UK, and in Italy, Canada, Germany, and the U.S.[6] Personal life[edit] Audrey is sister of actress Judy Landers, and has acted with her in several roles, including multiple episodes of The Love Boat
The Love Boat
as well as Circus Island
Circus Island
and Ghost Writer, films produced by Ruth Landers. Audrey and Judy Landers
Judy Landers
were on the cover and in a non-nude pictorial of the January 1983 issue of Playboy. Landers married businessman Donald Berkowitz in May 1988. They have two children, twins Adam and Daniel, born in 1993.[6] Selected filmography[edit]

Film and Television

Year Title Role Notes

1972-73 The Secret Storm Joanna Morrison Landers #1

1973 Search for Tomorrow Connie

1973 Room 222 Donna 1 episode

1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. Tracy Robbins 1 episode

1973 The F.B.I. Janine Winchell 1 episode

1973 Emergency! Marsha 1 episode

1974-76 Somerset Heather Lawrence

1977 Happy Days Kitty 1 episode

1977 Police Woman Nancy 1 episode

1978 The Waverly Wonders Ginger 1 episode

1978 Battlestar Galactica Miri 1 episode

1979 Charlie's Angels Donna Rossitter 1 episode

1979 Highcliffe Manor Wendy Sparkles 5 episodes

1979 B. J. and the Bear Carol Cain 1 episode

1979 Young Maverick Sara Lou Mullen 1 episode

1979 1941 USO Girl

1981 Underground Aces Annie Wenders

1982 Tennessee Stallion Charlotte

1983 The Hitchhiker Priscilla Packard 1 episode

1979-84 Fantasy Island Various roles 5 episodes

1980-1984 The Dukes of Hazzard Billie Jean/Gail Flatt 2 episodes

1985 A Chorus Line Val Clarke

1982-1985 The Love Boat Various roles 4 episodes

1986 Hotel Susan 1 episode

1986 Crazy Like a Fox Dianne Bennett 1 episode

1986 Getting Even Paige Starson

1986 Popeye Doyle Jill Anneyard

1989 Midnight Caller Marie Devoe/Sandra 1 episode

1981-89 Dallas Afton Cooper 84 episodes

1989 MacGyver Carla Yeats / Roxy Yeats 1 episode

1990 Lucky Chances Marabelle TV miniseries

1990-91 One Life to Live Charlotte Hesser 9 episodes

1991 California Casanova JB

1991 The Cosby Show Cookie Bennett 1 episode

1992 Silk Stalkings Liza Gutierrez 1 episode

1993 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Toots 1 episode

1994 Burke's Law Dancer 1 episode

1995-1997 The Huggabug Club Miss Audrey 8 episodes

1986, 1996 Murder, She Wrote Greta Bayer/Phyllis Walters 2 episodes

1996 Dallas: J.R. Returns Afton Cooper

2006 Circus Camp Lena Anderson

2008 Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation Bettina

2007-08 Burn Notice Veronica 4 episodes

2011 Jackie Goldberg: Private Dick Nadia

2013-2014 Dallas Afton Cooper 2 episodes

Discography[edit]

Albums

1983 Little River 1984 Holiday Dreams (European release)/Wo der Südwind weht (Germany release) 1985 Paradise Generation 1986 Country Dreams (European release)/Weites Land (Germany release) 1988 Secrets 1990 My Dreams For You (European release)/Meine Träume für dich (Germany release) 1991 Rendez-Vous 1991 Das Audrey Landers
Audrey Landers
Weihnachtsalbum 2005 Spuren eines Sommers 2006 Dolce Vita 2010: Spuren Deiner Zärtlichkeit

Singles

1978 Apple Don't Fall Far From the Tree 1979 You Thrill Me 1983 Manuel Goodbye 1983 Little River 1983 Playa Blanca 1984 Mi Amor (Camilo Sesto) 1984 Honeymoon In Trinidad 1985 Paradise Generation 1985 Jim, Jeff & Johnny 1985 Lucky 1985 "Reunited" Duet with Tom Jones 1985 Summernight In Rome 1986 These Silver Wings 1986 Yellow Rose of Texas 1986 Tennessee Nights 1987 Bella Italia 1988 Silverbird 1988 Never Wanna Dance (When I'm Blue) 1989 Gone With the Wind 1989 Sun of Jamaica 1990 Shine a Light 1990 Shadows of Love 1991 Santa Maria Goodbye 1991 Monte Carlo 1997 Heute habe ich an dich gedacht (with Bernhard Brink) 2004 Weil wir alle die gleiche Sonne sehen (with son Daniel) 2005 Sommernacht am Lago Maggiore 2006 In deinen Augen lag Dolce Vita 2007 Sommertraum 2009 "Weihnachten" (Christmas Time) 2009: Sommer, Meer und Sonnenschein 2010 "One Star" (Ein Stern) 2011 "Haïti Chérie" 2011 "Remember Yesterday" (An Jenem Tag)

Charts[edit] Albums[edit]

Year Album D AUT CH NZ SWE

1983 Little River[7] — — — 4 19

1984 Wo der Südwind weht[8] 4 13 12 — —

1985 Paradise Generation[9] 52 — 14 — —

1986 Weites Land[10] 16 — — — —

Singles[edit]

Year Single D AUT CH NZ BE NL

1983 Manuel Goodbye[11] 10 — 4 3 1 4

1983 Little River[12] 28 6 15 — 34 38

1983 Playa Blanca[13] 38 — — 47 6 3

1984 Honeymoon in Trinidad[14] — — — — 25 —

1984 Mi Amor[15] 52 — — — 22 26

1997 Heute habe ich an dich gedacht[16] 100 — — — — —

References[edit]

^ "What Does This Singer Look Like Now?". huffingtonpost.com. July 17, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2016.  ^ " Audrey Landers
Audrey Landers
Biography". Retrieved August 26, 2016.  ^ "Keck's Exclusives First Look: Dallas
Dallas
Brings Back Another Vet". March 11, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2016.  ^ "Keck's Exclusives: Dallas
Dallas
Vet Audrey Landers
Audrey Landers
Says "Rebecca Needs Her Mother"". August 30, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2016.  ^ a b " Audrey Landers
Audrey Landers
profile". tcm.com. Retrieved August 26, 2016.  ^ a b "About Audrey Landers". Retrieved August 26, 2016.  ^ " Audrey Landers
Audrey Landers
- Little River". Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2015.  ^ " Audrey Landers
Audrey Landers
- Wo der Südwind weht". Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2015.  ^ " Audrey Landers
Audrey Landers
- Paradise Generation". Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2015.  ^ " Audrey Landers
Audrey Landers
- Weites Land". Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2015.  ^ " Audrey Landers
Audrey Landers
- Manuel Goodbye". Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on September 1, 2014. Retrieved April 25, 2015.  ^ " Audrey Landers
Audrey Landers
- Little River (single) - Hitparade.ch". Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on August 10, 2014. Retrieved April 25, 2015.  ^ " Audrey Landers
Audrey Landers
- Playa Blanca". Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on December 10, 2015. Retrieved April 25, 2015.  ^ " Audrey Landers
Audrey Landers
- Honeymoon in Trinidad". Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on November 20, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2015.  ^ " Audrey Landers
Audrey Landers
- Mi Amor". Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on October 15, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2015.  ^ "Bernhard Brink & Audrey Landers
Audrey Landers
- Heute habe ich an dich gedacht". Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on October 11, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 

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