Lindley, Audra

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Lindley, Audra Gender: F
Audra Marie Lindley
born on 24 September 1918 at 21:45 (= 9:45 PM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PDT h7w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 01°18' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 06°02 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 03°06'

Audra Lindley (in TV sitcom "Fay," 1975)


American stage and screen actress, most famous for her role as the wisecracking, perpetually unfulfilled, and sexually frustrated landlady Helen Roper on the sitcom Three's Company (1977) and its spin-off The Ropers (1979). She wore a wig to maintain the character’s exaggerated hairstyle.

Previously, she played manipulative Aunt Liz Matthews on the soap opera Another World (1964-1969), Meredith Baxter's mother in the sitcom Bridget Loves Bernie (1972-1973) and Lee Grant’s best friend Lillian in the sitcom Fay (1975-1976).

Lindley went on to garner parts in various films and TV series, including playing Phoebe Buffay's grandmother on Friends, and Cybill Shepherd's mother on the sitcom Cybill both in the 1990s.

She initially made her career on the stage, moving to New York in 1943 in her mid-20s to work in theatre. Among her many Broadway plays during her long career were On Golden Pond, Long Day's Journey into Night, and Horse Heavens.

Lindley was married to Hardy Ulm, with whom she had five children, from 1943 until his death in 1970. She was then married to actor James Whitmore from 1972 to 1979. Lindley died of leukaemia on 16 October 1997 at age 79 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Whitmore, James (born 1 October 1921). Notes: 1972-1979


  • Relationship : Marriage 1943 (Hardy Ulm)
  • Death of Mate 1970 (Hardy Ulm)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1972 (James Whitmore)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1979 (James Whitmore)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Leukaemia)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (James Whitmore)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (First marriage)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Five)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Leukaemia)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film, TV, stage)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Early Broadway career)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star