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Linda Sorensen
Born (1940-01-19) January 19, 1940 (age 84)
Years active1969–2018
AwardsCanadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress

Linda Sorenson (born January 19, 1940) is a Canadian film, television and voice actress, best known for playing Mrs. Stegman in Class of 1984, Warden Howe in Murphy Brown, Virginia Reeves in Material World and Isabelle Carrington in Road to Avonlea. Sorenson, who hails from Vancouver, has appeared in a number of film and television roles.

She voiced Love-a-Lot Bear in the Care Bears TV series, Blanche the Persian Cat in Webkinz and the old woman in Barbie and the Diamond Castle.

Sorenson has won two Genie Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Joshua Then and Now and Draw!.



Year Title Role Notes
1971 McCabe & Mrs. Miller Blanche
1972 The Merry Wives of Tobias Rouke Holly
1973 Paperback Hero Mona
1973 The Hard Part Begins Alice Neely
1976 Breaking Point Helen McBain
1978 Drop Dead, Dearest Cynthia
1979 Stone Cold Dead Monica Page
1982 Class of 1984 Mrs. Stegman
1984 Draw! Teresa
1985 Joshua Then and Now Esther Shapiro
1987 Adventures in Babysitting Mrs. Anderson
1988 Family Reunion Bea
1990 Whispers Kayla
1993 Blood Brothers Judge Goldberg
1994 Relative Fear Margaret Ladelle
2003 Moving Malcolm Ruby
2005 Anne: Journey to Green Gables Hetty King (voice) Video
2008 Barbie & the Diamond Castle Old Woman (voice) Video
2010 Barney's Version 2nd Mrs. P's Mother
2017 The Mountain Between Us Pamela


Year Title Role Notes
1973 The Starlost Dr. McBride Episode: "Farthing's Comet"
1978 Breaking Up Mickey TV film
1979 King of Kensington Mavis Episode: "White Lace Gloves"
1980 The Great Detective Dory Episode: "A Family Business"
1980 The Courage of Kavik the Wolf Dog Laura Evans TV film
1981 The Running Man Elaine
1981, 1984 The Littlest Hobo Louise, Mrs. Sloan Episodes: "Here's Joey Jackson", "Indian Summer"
1982 Shocktrauma Elizabeth Scanlan TV film
1982 Hangin' In Loretta Episode: "Christmas Wrapping"
1984 Seeing Things Doree Episode: "Now You See Him, Now You Don't"
1984 Draw! Teresa TV film
1985 The Care Bears Family (voice) TV series
1985 Night Heat Linda Peters Episode: "Songbird"
1986 Air Waves Elaine Episode: "Breakfast Man"
1986 Popples Pretty Bit (voice) TV series
1986 Many Happy Returns Marsha Brenner TV film
1987 Beverly Hills Teens Fifi (voice) Episode: "Dream Date"
1987 Starcom: The U.S. Space Force (voice) TV series
1987 The New Archies Miss Grundy (voice) Guest role
1988 Garbage Pail Kids (voice) TV series
1988 CBS Summer Playhouse Judy Episode: "Mad Avenue"
1989 Thirtysomething Roberta Sessions Episode: "Elliot's Dad"
1989 Newhart Florence Episode: "Malling in Love Again"
1990 Murphy Brown Warden Howe Episode: "Subpoena Envy"
1990–1993 Material World Virginia 'Ginny' Reeves Regular role
1992 Miles from Nowhere Ruth Carter TV film
1993 The Hidden Room Lydia Episode: "Dreams About Water"
1994 Street Legal Marjorie Taylor Episode: "The Firm"
1994 Road to Avonlea Isabelle Carrington Episode: "Strictly Melodrama"
1994 RoboCop: The Series The President Episode: "Public Enemies"
1994–1996 Side Effects Esther Knelman Episodes: "Skin Deep", "Paying the Price", "You Can Run"
1995 Strauss: The King of 3/4 Time Anna Strauss TV film
1995 Lonesome Dove: The Series Lulu Cody Episode: "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show"
1996 A Husband, a Wife and a Lover Vivian TV film
1996 Einstein: Light to the Power of 2 Helen Dukas TV film
1996 Poltergeist: The Legacy Sister Jehann Episode: "The Bones of Saint Anthony"
1997 Millennium Marie France Dion Episode: "Paper Dove"
1997 The Third Twin Lorraine Logan TV film
1997 I'll Be Home for Christmas Margie TV film
1997–98 The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police (voice) TV series
1998 A Father for Brittany Marge Lussier TV film
1998 Mythic Warriors Demeter (voice) Episode: "Persephone and the Wonder Seeds"
1998–2000 Bad Dog (voice) TV series
1999 Psi Factor Moira Taggert Episode: "Solitary Confinement"
1999–00 Blaster's Universe (voice) TV series
2000–2002 Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series Hetty King (voice) Recurring role
2005–2009 Mr. Meaty (voice) TV series
2006 This Space for Rent Joan Forbes TV film
2006 My Silent Partner Clara Houser TV film
2007 Masters of Horror Pam Episode: "Right to Die"
2007 Blood Ties Betty Sagara Recurring role
2007 Kyle XY Nancy Hollander Episode: "What's the Frequency, Kyle?"
2008 Psych Chelsea Episode: "The Old and the Restless"
2008–2011 Kid vs. Kat Old Lady Munson (voice) Recurring role
2009 Held Hostage Dr. Morse TV film
2014 My Boyfriends' Dogs Grandma Strang TV film
2017 When We Rise Edie Windsor Episode: "Night IV: Part VI and VII"
2017 Undercover Angel Peggy TV film


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Nightfall Joyce Episode 19: "The Devil's Backbone"
1980 Nightfall Model Episode 22: "Deadly Developments"
1982 Nightfall Helen & Dr. Kosovic Episode 72: "The Tie That Binds"



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