Lynda Myles (American writer)

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Lynda Myles
Born (1939-07-22) July 22, 1939 (age 78)
Nationality American
Occupation Writer
Years active 1972-present
Lynda Myles and Maury Leo Erickson imitated older Tidewater accents as the stars of a 1975 Taming of the Shrew performance, set in the American South and directed by Keith Fowler.

Lynda Myles (born July 22, 1939) is a television writer, an actress, playwright, memoirist, and short fiction writer.



Myles made her Broadway debut in Neil Simon's Plaza Suite with Maureen Stapleton and George C. Scott.

As an actress, Ms. Myles was featured as George Washington's friend Sally Fairfax in the David L. Wolper TV drama The World Turned Upside Down opposite her first husband Jan Leighton, the celebrated historical impersonator.


Her first play Wives was selected for the prestigious Eugene O'Neill National Playwright's Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in 1979 and was performed at Theatre Row (New York City).

Her short story A Lucky Man was featured in the inaugural issue of The Creative Writer, the book series from J.D. Vine Publications. As a playwright, her play Thirteen has been performed in New York and at the ACT Theatre in Seattle.

Myles has written for General Hospital, Guiding Light, As the World Turns, Loving, and One Life to Live.

Myles and is an editor and contributor to

Personal life[edit]

Myles was married to actor Jan Leighton. They had a daughter, Hallie Leighton.[1]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Two Daytime Emmy Awards, Santa Barbara
  • Six Daytime Emmy Award Nominations, Santa Barbara
  • Writers Guild of America Award for Scriptwriting
  • 2007: John Gardner Memorial Prize for Fiction for short story The Blue Dress


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