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Linda Goranson


B: 1947 in Toronto, Ontario

Linda Goranson enjoys a bit of notoriety, although enjoy may not be the right word. She appeared in 1970 episode of the CBC anthology series The Manipulators. The episode was titled “The Spike in the Wall,” in which her character removes her blouse to attract her husband’s attention. Controversial at the time, it is thought to be the first topless scene broadcast on Canadian network television. Goranson won a Canadian Film Award for Best Actress at the 22nd Canadian Film Awards for her work on this program. The TV series The Great Detective starred Douglas Campbell in the title role.

Also see: The Rowdyman – Review

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

The Trap (1966)

The Rowdyman (1972)
A Fan’s Notes (1972)
Inside Out (TV-1979)
An American Christmas Carol (TV-1979)

The Painted Door (1984, short)
The Execution of Raymond Graham (TV-1985)
Pippi Longstocking (TV-1985, ABC Weekend Specials)

Lost! (1986)
Confidential (1986)
The Gate (1987)
Too Outrageous! (1987)
Glory Enough for All (TV-1988)
The Emissary (TV-1988, The Ray Bradbury Theatre)
Glory! Glory! (TV1989)
Millennium (1989)

Labor of Love (TV-1990)
A Town Torn Apart (TV-1992)
The Good Fight (1992)
Gross Misconduct: The Life of Brian Spencer (TV-1993)
Rapture (TV-1993)
Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story (TV-1993)
Ordinary Magic (1993)
David’s Mother (TV-1994)
The Possession of Michael D. (TV-1995)
Harrison Bergeron (TV-1995)
Mr. and Mrs. Loving (TV-1996)
Escape Clause (TV-1996)
Undue Influence (TV-1996)
Lies He Told Me (TV-1997)
Evidence of Blood (TV-1997)
Flood: A River’s Rampage (TV-1998)

Dirty Pictures (2000)
Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (TV-2001)
Mary Higgins Clark’s ‘Pretend You Don’t See Her’ (TV-2002)
Owning Mahoney (2003)
A Separate Peace (TV-2004)

Casino Jack (2010)
Street Meet (2015, short)
Let’s Rap (2015)
Gridlocked (2015)
The Death of Ian Hall (2017, short)
Diamond in the Rough (2018, short)
Killer High (TV-2018)
Hard Luck (2018, short)
Samanthology (2019)

If I Only Had a Name (2021, short)
Drifting Snow (2021)

TV Series – Cast:
Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War (1987, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The Manipulators (1970)
Dr. Simon Locke (1971, 1972)
The Whiteoaks of Jalna (1972, 1975)
The Newcomers (1977)

The Great Detective (1981)
The Littlest Hobo (1983, 1985)
The Edison Twins (1985)
Night Heat (1985)
Danger Bay (1988)
War of the Worlds (1989)

E.N.G. (1990)
Top Cops (1991)
Katts and Dog (1991)
Street Legal (1992)
Forever Knight (1993)
Traders (1996)
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1997)
Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic Science (1998)

Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (2003)
This is Wonderland (2004)
72 Hours: True Crime (2004, 2007)
The Eleventh Hour (2005)

Warehouse 13 (2011)
Hemlock Grove (2013)
Remedy (2014)
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments (2016)
Schitt’s Creek (2017)
Designated Survivor (2018)
The Moodys (2019, 2020)

Transplant (2020)
Cardinal (2020)

The Rowdyman, movie, poster,
Poster for the Gordon Pinsent film, Rowdyman