Landers at the 24th Annual Genesis Awards in 2010
July 18, 1956
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Residence||Sarasota, Florida, U.S.|
|Spouse(s)||Donald Berkowitz (m. 1988)|
Audrey Landers (born July 18, 1956) is an American actress and singer, best known for her role as Afton Cooper in the television drama series Dallas and her role as Val Clarke in the film version of A Chorus Line.
Landers was born Audrey Hamburg in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Landers began her acting career at the age of 9, when she starred in her first community theater musical, and continued acting and singing in community theater shows in New York State. Music was always a passion, and Landers began writing poetry and songs at a young age. Landers was first noticed with a country song that she wrote and performed at the age of twelve, which led to a Nashville recording contract with Epic Records, a performance on The Merv Griffin Show, and a year-long role on the daytime drama, The Secret Storm. During her teen years, she acted on the daytime drama Somerset and studied music at the Juilliard School in New York, while majoring in psychology at Columbia University. Her feature film debut came in The Tennessee Stallion (1978) with her sister, Judy Landers. Although Audrey is older than Judy by just over two years, they bear such a strong resemblance to each other that they have been mistaken for twins, and they have even appeared in a number of features together as identical twins.
Landers moved to Los Angeles and on her 24th birthday, landed the role of Afton Cooper in Dallas, which she held for 84 episodes, from 1981 to 1984, and further episodes in 1989. She also appeared in the 1996 television movie Dallas: J.R. Returns. In the show, her character was a nightclub singer. Landers had already recorded two singles in the 1970s, but during her stint on Dallas, she recorded her first album, Little River (1983). She has since released over a dozen albums, mainly for European record companies. After she left Dallas in 1984, she was cast by director Richard Attenborough as Val Clarke in the 1985 film version of A Chorus Line. In 2013 she reprised her role of Afton in several episodes of the second season of the revival of Dallas.
Before joining Dallas, she guest-starred in a number of television series, including The Dukes of Hazzard, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, and Battlestar Galactica and appeared as a panelist on Match Game 79. In the 1990s, she appeared in the television miniseries of Jackie Collins' Lucky Chances. From 1990–92, she played the role of Charlotte Hesser, eldest daughter of upstate Pennsylvania mob boss Carlo Hesser on the ABC daytime series One Life to Live.
With her young sons as inspiration, Landers created the children's television series, The Huggabug Club in 1996, for which, in addition to writing the scripts, she also wrote the 250+ original songs in the series. Her partner (and mother), Ruth Landers, produced the series and donated it to Public Television for its 5-year run. In 2006, she co-wrote, and co-directed the family adventure film, Circus Island, a Ruth Landers production. Landers and her mother have also created a fashion line called Landers STAR Collection which is gaining global popularity through QVC UK, and in Italy, Canada, Germany, and the U.S.
Audrey is sister of actress Judy Landers, and has acted with her in several roles, including multiple episodes of The Love Boat as well as Circus Island and Ghost Writer, films produced by Ruth Landers. Audrey and Judy Landers were on the cover and in a non-nude pictorial of the January 1983 issue of Playboy.
Landers married businessman Donald Berkowitz in May 1988. They have two children, twins Adam and Daniel, born in 1993.
|1972-73||The Secret Storm||Joanna Morrison Landers #1|
|1973||Search for Tomorrow||Connie|
|1973||Room 222||Donna||1 episode|
|1973||Marcus Welby, M.D.||Tracy Robbins||1 episode|
|1973||The F.B.I.||Janine Winchell||1 episode|
|1977||Happy Days||Kitty||1 episode|
|1977||Police Woman||Nancy||1 episode|
|1978||The Waverly Wonders||Ginger||1 episode|
|1978||Battlestar Galactica||Miri||1 episode|
|1979||Charlie's Angels||Donna Rossitter||1 episode|
|1979||Highcliffe Manor||Wendy Sparkles||5 episodes|
|1979||B.J. and the Bear||Carol Cain||1 episode|
|1979||Young Maverick||Sara Lou Mullen||1 episode|
|1981||Underground Aces||Annie Wenders|
|1983||The Hitchhiker||Priscilla Packard||1 episode|
|1979-84||Fantasy Island||Various roles||5 episodes|
|1980-1984||The Dukes of Hazzard||Billie Jean/Gail Flatt||2 episodes|
|1985||A Chorus Line||Val Clarke|
|1982-1985||The Love Boat||Various roles||4 episodes|
|1986||Crazy Like a Fox||Dianne Bennett||1 episode|
|1986||Getting Even||Paige Starson|
|1986||Popeye Doyle||Jill Anneyard|
|1989||Midnight Caller||Marie Devoe/Sandra||1 episode|
|1981-89||Dallas||Afton Cooper||84 episodes|
|1989||MacGyver||Carla Yeats / Roxy Yeats||1 episode|
|1990||Lucky Chances||Marabelle||TV mini-series|
|1990-91||One Life to Live||Charlotte Hesser||9 episodes|
|1991||The Cosby Show||Cookie Bennett||1 episode|
|1992||Silk Stalkings||Liza Gutierrez||1 episode|
|1993||Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman||Toots||1 episode|
|1994||Burke's Law||Dancer||1 episode|
|1995-1997||The Huggabug Club||Miss Audrey||8 episodes|
|1986, 1996||Murder, She Wrote||Greta Bayer/Phyllis Walters||2 episodes|
|1996||Dallas: J.R. Returns||Afton Cooper|
|2006||Circus Camp||Lena Anderson|
|2008||Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation||Bettina|
|2007-08||Burn Notice||Veronica||4 episodes|
|2011||Jackie Goldberg Private Dick||Nadia|
|2013-2014||Dallas||Afton Cooper||2 episodes|
- 1983 Little River
- 1984 Holiday Dreams (European release)/Wo der Südwind weht (Germany release)
- 1985 Paradise Generation
- 1986 Country Dreams (European release)/Weites Land (Germany release)
- 1988 Secrets
- 1990 My Dreams For You (European release)/Meine Träume für dich (Germany release)
- 1991 Rendez-Vous
- 1991 Das Audrey Landers Weihnachtsalbum
- 2005 Spuren eines Sommers
- 2006 Dolce Vita
- 2010: Spuren Deiner Zärtlichkeit
- 1978 Apple Don't Fall Far From the Tree
- 1979 You Thrill Me
- 1983 Manuel Goodbye
- 1983 Little River
- 1983 Playa Blanca
- 1984 Mi Amor (Camilo Sesto)
- 1984 Honeymoon In Trinidad
- 1985 Paradise Generation
- 1985 Jim, Jeff & Johnny
- 1985 Lucky
- 1985 "Reunited" Duet with Tom Jones
- 1985 Summernight In Rome
- 1986 These Silver Wings
- 1986 Yellow Rose of Texas
- 1986 Tennessee Nights
- 1987 Bella Italia
- 1988 Silverbird
- 1988 Never Wanna Dance (When I'm Blue)
- 1989 Gone With the Wind
- 1989 Sun of Jamaica
- 1990 Shine a Light
- 1990 Shadows of Love
- 1991 Santa Maria Goodbye
- 1991 Monte Carlo
- 1997 Heute habe ich an dich gedacht (with Bernhard Brink)
- 2004 Weil wir alle die gleiche Sonne sehen (with son Daniel)
- 2005 Sommernacht am Lago Maggiore
- 2006 In deinen Augen lag Dolce Vita
- 2007 Sommertraum
- 2009 "Weihnachten" (Christmas Time)
- 2009: Sommer, Meer und Sonnenschein
- 2010 "One Star" (Ein Stern)
- 2011 "Haïti Chérie"
- 2011 "Remember Yesterday" (An Jenem Tag)
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|1984||Honeymoon in Trinidad||—||—||—||—||25||—|
|1997||Heute habe ich an dich gedacht||100||—||—||—||—||—|
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