Take a deep breath before you see “Dallas” star Linda Gray at 82

Linda Gray, who played the legendary role of Sue Ellen Ewing in the hit show Dallas, had a life filled with excitement and a number of obstacles.

Recalling her childhood in Culver City, California, she says how being given the chance to hang out with her friends around the filming studios triggered something in her that made her fall in love with acting.

Her father, whom she describes as a rather cold person was always supportive of her career. Her mother used to be a heavy alcoholic while Linda and her sister were growing up so they had to take care of the house for long.