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SpouseDoug Cronin, Christopher George, Joseph Pantano
FactCredits Peter Graves as her favorite acting mentor/best friend.

Lynda Day George is an American actress, best known for her role as Lisa Casey on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless. She was born Lynda Day George on December 11, 1944 in San Luis Obispo, California, the daughter of a homemaker and a doctor. She has two older sisters. George attended San Luis Obispo High School, where she was a cheerleader and homecoming queen. She then studied drama at the University of California, Los Angeles.

After graduation, she began her acting career with guest roles on such television shows as Perry Mason, Gunsmoke, and The Virginian. In 1971, she landed the role of Lisa Casey on The Young and the Restless, which she played until 1974. George has also appeared in the films The Day of the Dolphin (1973), Airport 1975 (1974), and The Hindenburg (1975). She was married to actor Christopher George from 1961 until his death in 1983.

The couple had two children. George has been married to actor Michael Callan since 1985.

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Full NameLynda Day George


SpouseDoug Cronin, Christopher George, Joseph Pantano
ChildrenNicky George, Casey George


NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
MoviesChisum, Day of the Animals, Pieces, The Graduates of Malibu High, Beyond Evil, Mayday at 40,000 Feet!, Once an Eagle, Mortuary, Fear No Evil, It Happened at Lakewood Manor, Murder at the World Series, The Junkman, The Return of Captain Nemo, The Outsider, She Cried Murder, Racquet, Aliens from Space...
TV ShowsRich Man, Poor Man, Mission: Impossible, The Silent Force, Roots

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1Man must not tamper with the environment.
2If the ozone layer goes, so do crops, fish, healthy people and animals.
3Age is the great leveler.
4Show the movie to seven people in the room, and you'll get seven different opinions. Who knows why, and who cares.
5I always thought of Mission: Impossible (1966) as a very Republican show. Well, I was more than okay with that, because that's pretty much where I was politically. I don't think that's where Lesley Ann Warren was though. I love Lesley. She's a terrific actress, but she was really out of place on that show. I mean, Lesley Ann Warren's being on "Mission: Impossible" was like a Democrat being at a Republican convention.
6The 1930s, '40s, and '50s was when they made real motion-pictures [sic]. I don't have one film in my personal collection made after the 1960s. The reason for that is since the 1960s, most of the films we've been making aren't motion-pictures [sic]. That's primarily because we're so interested in invading the privacy of our characters.
7Television ratings? I think they're kind of pointless. Are we talking about something we can have with meals, or are we talking about something... what is this? I'm not sure I understand that at all. Seems like a wasted gesture unless they're planning on putting on a lot of nudity. Which is probably what they're planning. I mean, God, let's show some more boobs. Geez! Just what we need. I mean it's incredible. It's really amazing. So, I don't think very much of TV ratings. I haven't had any cause to so far. I don't know if they actually mean anything to anyone.
8Having a Broadway credit is nice, but when you get right down to it, it's just another play. It's just a play. It's just entertainment. In the big picture, is this play, is any play, is any movie or TV show, really all that important?
9I never kidded myself about what I did as an actress. I never pretended that what I was doing was some great art form. When you start thinking you're great, that's when your integrity goes by the wayside. That's when you lose touch with the common folk. Well, when you lose touch with the common folk, when you start thinking that you're bigger and better than them, that's when you lose touch with reality. I could never think that way. As far as I'm concerned, I am the common folk. I am the common man, and the common man is me.
10Somehow or other in this country of ours, we need to, just as citizens, we need to be able to divorce ourselves from our political affiliation, and our need to follow the party line, because therein is the destruction of our individuality. When we are so immersed in that system, that we're unable to make rational decisions or to look at a situation that is ultimately and obviously a beneficial situation, and not be able to agree with it simply because it is proposed by a person of a different party... that's beyond belief for me. It's just completely outside any kind of rational thinking as far as I'm concerned. It doesn't make sense. Unfortunately, I don't believe that we're smart enough to be able to operate in a situation like that.
11I am the common man. I am the common man. And the common man is me. When you start thinking you're great, when you start thinking you're bigger and better than anybody else, that's when your integrity falls by the wayside. I find that offensive. I find it repulsive when people think they're bigger and better than the truth.


1Credits Peter Graves as her favorite acting mentor/best friend.
2She initially had dreams of becoming a surgeon but gave way to modeling and acting.
3Former aunt-in-law of Vanna White.
4Former sister-in-law of Nick George.
5Shares the same birthday with singer Brenda Lee.
6Widow of Christopher George and Doug Cronin.
7Now lives in Toluca Lake, California [2004]
8Retired from acting. [May 2002]
9Lives on Discovery Bay in Gardiner, Washington for part of the year. [March 2010]
10Missed 9 episodes of the last season of Mission: Impossible (1966), because she was on maternity leave.
11Her acting mentor was the late Peter Graves.
12Lost a 26-year-old brother to cancer during the 1970s.
13Was an early activist against ozone-layer depletion.
14She and Christopher George filed suit to have her son, from her previous marriage, declared George's natural son.
15Two children; one girl, one boy.




The F.B.I.1967-1970TV SeriesMaria Pierce / Joyce Carr / Carol Grant / ...
House on Greenapple Road1970TV MovieLillian Crane (as Lynda Day)
The Devil's 81969Ray's girlfriend (uncredited)
Fear No Evil1969TV MovieBarbara Anholt (as Lynda Day)
Lancer1968TV SeriesSarah Cassidy
The Sound of Anger1968TV MovieBarbara Keeley
Bonanza1968TV SeriesLisa Jackson
It Takes a Thief1968TV SeriesSamantha Sutton
Good Morning, World1968TV SeriesCecily Hutton
The Felony Squad1966-1968TV SeriesJulie Brown / Karen Anders
Mannix1967TV SeriesCarol Blake
The Invaders1967TV SeriesJanet Wilk
Cowboy in Africa1967TV SeriesLiz Carter
Coronet Blue1967TV SeriesJenny Straight
The Virginian1967TV SeriesJudy Atkins
The Fugitive1967TV SeriesNadine Newmark
T.H.E. Cat1966TV SeriesLisa Heller
The Green Hornet1966TV SeriesArdis Ralston
Hawk1966TV SeriesCharlotte Burns
Seaway1966TV SeriesLeonora
The Gentle Rain1966Judy Reynolds (as Lynda Day)
Flipper1964TV SeriesLinda Granville
NBC Children's Theatre1964TV SeriesMaid Marian
Rockabye the Infantry1963TV ShortConnie Mahoney (as Lynda Day)
Route 661962-1963TV SeriesAllison / Bibi
The Outsider1961Kim (uncredited)
Mission: Impossible1989TV SeriesLisa Casey
Blacke's Magic1986TV SeriesLouise Richmond
Murder, She Wrote1985TV SeriesDiane Shelley
Hardcastle and McCormick1985TV SeriesMrs. Burt Schneider
Fantasy Island1978-1984TV SeriesNora Leonard / Dr. Carla Frankestein / Lorraine Peters / ...
Masquerade1983TV SeriesJackie
Mortuary1983/IEve Parson
Young Warriors1983Beverly Carrigan
Benson1982TV SeriesGabrielle Simone
Pieces1982Mary Riggs (as Linda Day)
The Junkman1982Festival News Reporter
The Love Boat1978-1982TV SeriesBarbara Lee / Peggy Rossmore / Laura Wakefield
Casino1980TV MovieCarol
Beyond Evil1980Barbara Andrews
The Littlest Hobo1979TV SeriesLisa Phillips
Racquet1979Monica Gordon
Vega$1978TV SeriesSandra Wells
The Amazing Captain Nemo1978TV MovieKate
Cruise Into Terror1978TV MovieSandra Barry
Ants1977TV MovieValerie Adams
Day of the Animals1977Terry Marsh
Murder at the World Series1977TV MovieMargot Mannering
Switch1977TV SeriesDominique Deveraux
Roots1977TV Mini-SeriesMrs. Reynolds
Most Wanted1976TV SeriesLaurie Chandler
Once an Eagle1976TV Mini-SeriesMarge Krisler
Mayday at 40,000 Feet!1976TV MovieCathy Armello
Twin Detectives1976TV MovieNancy Pendleton
Wonder Woman1976TV SeriesFausta Grables
Rich Man, Poor Man1976TV Mini-SeriesLinda Quayles
Barnaby Jones1973-1975TV SeriesBrina Douglas / Ellie Briggs
Ellery Queen1975TV SeriesAlma Van Dine
Death Among Friends1975TV MovieLisa Manning
Barbary Coast1975TV SeriesClio Du Bois
McCloud1975TV SeriesStacy Decker
The Trial of Chaplain Jensen1975TV MovieLouise Kennelly
Panic on the 5:221974TV MovieMary Ellen Lewis
Petrocelli1974TV SeriesVickie Richardson
Thriller1974TV SeriesCathy More
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law1974TV SeriesLeigh Conforti
Marcus Welby, M.D.1974TV SeriesLeigh Conforti
The Magician1974TV SeriesStacey Hyatt
Kung Fu1974TV SeriesDora Burnham
The Wide World of Mystery1974TV Series
Police Story1973TV SeriesAngela Wilson
She Cried Murder1973TV MovieSarah Cornell
Mission: Impossible1971-1973TV SeriesLisa Casey
Set This Town on Fire1973TV MovieMolly Thornburgh
The Sheriff1971TV MovieAlmy Gregory (as Lynda Day)
Cannon1971TV MovieChristie Redfield (as Lynda Day)
The Silent Force1970-1971TV SeriesAmelia Cole
The Immortal1970TV SeriesTerry Kerwin
Chisum1970Sue McSween (as Lynda Day)
Here Come the Brides1970TV SeriesValerie


Mission: Impossible1972TV Series performer - 1 episode


AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies2001TV Special documentaryHerself
The Legend of Forrest Tucker1997Documentary shortHerself
100 Years of the Hollywood Western1994TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Alan Thicke Show1981TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Squares1972-1978TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Panelist
Aliens from Spaceship Earth1977DocumentaryHerself
Match Game 731974-1977TV SeriesHerself - Panelist / Herself
Battle of the Network Stars II1977TV SpecialHerself - NBC Team
Match Game PM1975TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Merv Griffin Show1974TV SeriesHerself
Tattletales1974TV SeriesHerself
All-Star Baffle1973TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1973TV SeriesHerself
Password All-Stars1972TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Confessions of a Horror Baby2011TV Series


Nominated Awards

1973Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Drama Series - Continuing)Mission: Impossible (1966)
1972Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actress - DramaMission: Impossible (1966)

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