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Linda Dano
(Rae Cummings)
Linda Dano, one of television's most beloved daytime stars, returned to ABC Daytime in June, 1999. Dano reprised the role of One Life to Live's Gretel Cummings, a character she had played on the show from 1978-80. Cummings has re-created herself as a powerful, dynamic relationship expert, and now prefers to use her middle name, Rae. In an unprecedented programming move, Dano will take the character of Rae and cross over to all four ABC Daytime soaps.

Dano is well-known to daytime audiences for her 17-year run as Another World's Felicia Gallant, for which she won the Outstanding Lead Actress Emmy Award in 1993. Dano is an accomplished television and feature film actress, talk-show host, designer, author, entrepreneur and columnist, among other talents. She hosted Lifetime Television's talk show, Attitudes, for six years and has a personal line of fashion accessories on QVC. Her popular books, Looking Great...It Doesn't Have to Hurt and Living Great were released in 1997 and 1998, respectively. Dano has been president and CEO of Strictly Personal, a New York-based fashion consulting service, for over a decade.

Dano began her acting career at 20th Century Fox Studios and has a long list of feature film roles to her credit, including Hello, Dolly!, The Boston Strangler, Wishbone Cutter and Star. She has also appeared in dozens of television series, such as Homicide...Life on the Street, The Rockford Files, Police Woman, Barney Miller and Starsky and Hutch, and was a series regular on The Montefuscos.

Dano's television movies include Rage of Angels II, Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss and When the Vows Break. Dano resides in Connecticut with her husband, retired advertising executive Frank Attardi, and her mother, in a restored house that dates back to 1730. In their spare time, Dano and Attardi collect seventeenth and eighteenth-century furnishings for their home.