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|Also Known As:||Died:||October 19, 2018|
|Born:||April 12, 1887||Cause of Death:||Spanish influenza|
|Birth Place:||Brooklyn, New York||Profession:||Cast ...|
An archetypical California blonde beauty, counter-balanced by a hint of danger, actress Heather Locklear became one of television's most bankable stars by appearing concurrently on not one, but two of producer-extraordinaire Aaron Spelling's most successful series. At the age of 20, Locklear burst onto the scene as one of the stars of Spelling's glitzy primetime soap opera "Dynasty" (ABC, 1981-89), even as she moonlighted on another Spelling production, "T.J. Hooker" (ABC 1982-85; CBS 1985-86). In 1993, she did her benefactor a return favor when she joined Spelling's then-floundering romantic melodrama "Melrose Place" (Fox, 1992-99) as the Machiavellian ad-exec, Amanda Woodward. Nearly as titillating as her onscreen adventures was Locklear's much-scrutinized love life, which included at times tumultuous marriages to rock stars Tommy Lee from Motley Crüe, and Bon Jovi lead guitarist, Richie Sambora. Still in demand and enjoying a sizable fan base, the actress later came aboard another hit series, the Michael J. Fox sitcom "Spin City" (ABC, 1997-2002). Although Locklear did make occasional forays into feature film territory with such efforts as the romantic comedies "Uptown Girls" (2003) and "The Perfect Man" (2005), none provided her with anything approaching the phenomenal success she enjoyed for decades on television as America's favorite vixen.
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