|General Actor Information|
|Born:||July 5, 1950|
|Birthplace||Dallas, Texas, U.S.|
|Actress, Singer, Musician|
|Appeared on:||Night Court|
|"Harry and the Madam" (Season 2)|
|Appears as:||Angela Korchak|
Linda Hart (born July 5, 1950) is an American singer, musician, and actress, mainly appearing in musical theatre. Born in Dallas, TX, Linda was also raised in Detroit, MI, where her father, the late Pastor Ralph Hart (1920-2011), pastored the Liberty Temple Church for 54 years.
As a child, Hart sang in her church choir; at age seven, she joined her father, and the rest of the family in The Harts, a weekly gospel television series. Hart attended Los Angeles City College as a theatre major. During college, however, her family received a recording contract with Columbia Records; Hart joined them and moved to Nashville for the job. The group recorded several gospel albums, many nominated for Grammy Awards and one a winner.
Solo work included appearances with The New Christy Minstrels as their only female leader, a stint on Johnny Cash's ABC television show, where she also served as a talent coordinator for an episode, and opening act performances for country musicians such as Hank Williams, Jr., Mel Tillis, Roy Clark, and The Oak Ridge Boys. She joined Bette Midler's backup troupe, the Staggering Harlettes, and later appeared in the Midler film Stella and the television special of Gypsy: A Musical Fable in 1993, which also starred Midler.
One of the highlights of her career an actress included a starring role in the short-lived sitcom The Winner in 2006. Prior to this she had appeared in episodes of The Dukes of Hazzard, Night Court, Hill Street Blues, Major Dad, Touched by an Angel, The Practice, Desperate Housewives, and others, starting in the early 1980s. Among her film appearances are A Perfect World, Get Shorty, Tin Cup and Showtime.
Her and her husband, Bill Forster, a investment banker, reside in New York City.