Patrick Duffy & Linda Purl

Linda Purl and Patrick Duffy
Linda Purl and Patrick Duffy  

Patrick Duffy and Linda Purl are married.


Patrick Duffy is a 73 year old American Actor. Born Patrick George Duffy on 17th March, 1949 in Townsend, Montana, USA, he is famous for The Man From Atlantis, Dallas, Step By Step in a career that spans 1974–present. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

Linda Purl is a 66 year old American Actress. Born Linda M. Purl on 2nd September, 1955 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA, she is famous for Charlene on Matlock. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.


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Total Nov 2020 - present 1 year, 6 months

The saying goes that you find love when you're least expecting it, and for Patrick Duffy, truer words have never been spoken. “I’m in an incredibly happy relationship,” Duffy, 71, tells PEOPLE in this week's issue of dating Happy Days actress Linda Purl. “I never thought for a minute this would happen again," he says. "I never thought I'd feel this way again." The Dallas actor, who is starring in Lifetime’s original holiday movie People Presents: Once Upon a Main Street (premiering Nov. 29), was married for more than four decades to late ballet dancer Carlyn Rosser before she died of cancer in 2017. “My wife and I, in 48 years we were always together,” says Duffy, who shared sons Padraic, 46, and Conor, 40, with Rosser. In recent years, the actor, who enjoys being a father and grandpa to his four grandkids, says he'd grown accustomed to life as a widower. But when COVID-19 hit, quarantine brought unexpected joy: falling in love with Purl, 65. Years ago, the pair were casual friends, but lost touch over time. During the pandemic, they both happened to be on a group text chain with other friends, and as the weeks passed, eventually the conversation dwindled down to just the two of them. At that point, “I loaded up my car and drove 20 hours and ended up on her doorstep just to see if it was real,” says Duffy. “We haven’t been apart since.” When it comes to his connection with Purl, Duffy says he knows his wife would want him to find joy. “I feel quite honestly, that it is keeping with the desires of my wife, the fact that we are intended to be happy,” he says. “So when it’s offered, think about it, do whatever you do, but don’t let it pass you up if it’s the right thing.”

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Patrick Duffy
Linda Purl
Patrick Duffy
Linda Purl
Age (at start of relationship)
6' 2" (188 cm)
5' 5" (165 cm)
Hair Color
Salt and Pepper
Brown - Light
Eye Color



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