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Born on February 23rd 1959, Linda has packed a lot into her professional life. Her career has seen her embrace TV, Cabaret, Concert, Pantomime and Stage Musicals. She begans singing aged just five. Working with the Family singing act "The Singing Nolans" once the five eldest Nolan Sisters fromed the singing act with the same name along with Anne, Maureen, Bernie and Denise she went on to achieve stardom with hit records, tours and TV appearances. Perhaps the pinnacle of that stage in her career was to appear on tour with Frank Sinatra. Linda left the Nolans in 1983 and quickly joined Gene Pitney on as his special guest in 1984 UK tour. Her first TV appearance as a solo artist was on the                         Des O'Connor show where she performed the song Footloose. She later went on to star in pantomime was in Coventry later that year. She has since gone on to become a panto veteran. Highlights of                         her career include Theatre Tours with                         Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer in 'Shooting Stars' as well as touring with Mike Yarwood, Cannon & Ball, Little                         & Large & The Grumbleweeds. She joined Bobby Crush on the 'Back To Bacharach' tour. Her first venture into musical theatre came when she played Prudie                         Cupp in 'Pump Boys & Dinettes' with Rose Marie. Two UK tours of                         Prisoner Cell block 'H' the musical with Lily Savage                         (Paul O'Grady) followed.
The eighties and nineties and Blackpool became synonymous when she starred in her own headline show ' Maggie May' on the town's Central Pier  for eight years, before transferring the show to the South Pier for a further two years in the renamed "Rosie O'Grady's All Star Music Show'.Having completed more than a thousand concerts in the two roles she went on to cabaret for the following year at a Working Man's Club. Just a short time later, Linda successfully auditioned for the lead role in Willy Russell's acclaimed musical 'Blood Brothers'. She toured in the production and appeared in London's West End for eight years. Linda was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2006 and bravely continued with the show until ill health forced her out of the production. She was widowed in 2008 and there followed a long period of depression. She contacted The Samaritans organisation who helped her through the difficult time and has since gone on to become an ambassador for the charity as well as fostering children. The Nolans reformed in 2009 for controvertial, sell out concert tour, a CD and a DVD was released. Two of her Sisters were left out of the tour and a family arguement resulted. The fall out from the row lasted for several years before it was resolved.
In 2014                         Linda entered The Celebrity Big Brother House. He stay in the house was marred with arguments she had with an old adversary, Jim                         Davidson. She became the fifth celebrity to be evicted. from the house. Despite her eviction she was never nominated for eviction by other housemates, who had nicknamed her "Mamma Nolan." She later commented that she loved her time int the house and would return 'in a heartbeat'. She lamented that she had been seen as a "Moaning old bag." but had, in fact, been part of a much happier environment which had not been shown on TV. Linda joined the cast of of 'Menopause The Musical'. Initially touring Ireland in 2015 and then on another tour the following year. The show transferred to the UK the following year. She was cast as 'Soap Star'. The show plays to packed houses nightly with parodies of well know pop songs. The lyrics were adapted to cover aspects of the menopause such a hot sweats tears, mood swings and tempers. In 2016                         she joined 'Rumpy Pumpy' a UK musical based                         on the true story of 2 women institute members who                         campaigned for better working conditions for sex                         workers. Linda played Madame Holly Spencer, the brothel owner. She show had a short run with Linda then starring in her annual Pantomime, this time at Preston Guild Hall as the fairy in Jack and The Beanstalk. Linda has appeared in more than 20 Pantos and loves the role. In 2017 Linda was set to star in 'Our                   House The Musical'. This show covers the music of 80's favourites "Madness". Sadly her cancer was found to have returned following an accident at home. Tests confirmed that the cancer was incurable, although it it treatable. She has been filming for TV shows and has other work lined outside her normal touring work. Check out our site for news that arises.
LINDA'S CHARITY WORK NEWS
LINDA is a major charity contributor. Her charity work blossomed when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in the mid 2000's. She underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy. After being given the all clear she had a breast reconstruction. It is well documented that Linda has suffered with depression which is understandable. She lost her husband to the disease and her sister Bernie passed away in 2013. She is heavily involved with the charities.
*HUG IN A BAG * ASDA'S TICKLED PINK * BREAST CANCER CARE* BLACKPOOL TRINITY HOSPICE * THE SAMARITANS * SHARON FOX CANCER CENTRE * VARIETY CLUB CHILDREN'S CHARITY.
Linda announced, via her Sister, Coleen on ITV's 'Loose Women' that her cancer had returned.
NEWS UPDATES
LINDA IS UNDERGOING TREATMENT FOR HER CANCER THE SHOW "OUR HOUSE" HAS BE CANCELLED. CONTACT THE THEATRE FOR REFUNDS & DETAILS OF REPLACEMENT ACTRESSES
LINDA IS CURRENTLY WRITING HER AUTOBIOGRAPHY. SHE WILL ALSO FEATURE IN AN HOUR LONG TV SPECIAL IN OCTOBER - KEEP CHECKING HERE FOR DETAILS.

MAJOR NEWS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!


LINDA'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Linda has an official website that occasionally updates visitors with her news. The site features video content, a gallery and selected biography. On her site you will find features about her career including a special page dedicated to her long running role as Mrs. Johnstone in Willy Russel's 'Blood Brothers' There are pages that pay tribute to her late Husband, Brian, and her beloved Sister Bernie. As Linda now concentrates heavily on her charity work, special mention is paid to that. The site is not responsive and does not have a mobile version. As it contains videos music and photographs, we recommend that you view it in a wi fi area or that you have adequate data allowances on your smart device.

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