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Harry Hamlin First Wife: Who Is Laura Johnson?

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Laura Johnson is an American actress. She is best known for playing Terry Hartford in the CBS primetime soap opera Falcon Crest from 1983 to 1986.

Johnson was born in Burbank, California. She was first married to producer David Solomon, and then to actor Harry Hamlin from 1985 to 1990.

Johnson made her film debut in the 1977 drama film Opening Night directed by John Cassavetes and starring Gena Rowlands. From 1979 to 1980, she had a recurring role as Betty Lou Barker in the CBS prime-time soap opera Dallas.

In 1983, she was cast as Terry Hartford in another CBS prime-time soap opera, Falcon Crest playing this role until 1986. In 1986, she received Soap Opera Digest Awards nomination for Outstanding Villainess on a Prime Time Serial.

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Johnson appeared in a number of movies, including Beyond Reason (1985), Wes Craven’s Chiller (1985), Fatal Instinct (1992), Trauma (1993), Deadly Exposure (1993), Four Christmases (2008) and Fame (2009).

From 1988 to 1989, she played one of the leads in the ABC medical drama series Heartbeat produced by Aaron Spelling.

From 1998 to 1999, she played a leading role in the syndicated television family drama Born Free. Johnson also guests starred in a number of shows, including Hotel, L.A. Law, In the Heat of the Night, Nash Bridges, Strong Medicine and Monk.

Johnson’s ex-husband, Harry Robinson Hamlin is an American actor, author, and entrepreneur. He is best known for his roles as Perseus in the 1981 fantasy film Clash of the Titans and as Michael Kuzak in the legal drama series L.A. Law, for which he received three Golden Globe nominations.

 

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