Linville was best known for a starring role in a 1961 episode of “The Twilight Zone” and for playing a Romulan Commander in a 1968 episode of “Star Trek: The Original Series,” becoming the first woman to play a character of the fictional alien race, according to the outlet.
The star never had a series regular role, per IMDb, but appeared in a slew of popular shows such as “I Spy,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Dynasty,” “L.A. Law” and more.
She also appeared in one episode each of the historic “Kraft Theatre” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.”
Linville also started an acting conservatory in the ’80s with her teacher, Stella Adler. She also wrote a book called “Seven Steps to an Acting Craft.”
“Linville lived a full life,” read a release obtained by the outlet. “One whose spirit, passion for art and life was an inspiration to all who had the pleasure of knowing her.”
Linville is survived by her children, Rydell, her grandchildren, Austen, Ruby and Ginger and great-grandson Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell.
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