Linnell Nobori, Ted Bessell’s wife

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Linnell Nobori is the wife of Ted Bessell. Linnell’s husband, Ted as an American television actor and director. He is best known for his role as Donald Hollinger, the boyfriend and eventual fiancé of Marlo Thomas’ character in the TV series That Girl.

Full NameLinnell S Nobori
Popular asWife of Ted Bessell
Year Married1982 
Children2 Children: Sarah Bessell, Mary Bessell
NationalityAmerican

Linnell Nobori and her husband, Ted got married in 1982. The two love birds spent their time together until the death of Ted on October 6, 1996. He died due to an aortic aneurysm. He was 61. He is interred in Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Santa Monica, California. Linnell was married to her husband for 14 years. Their 14-year marriage was blessed with two children, Sarah Bessell, Mary Bessell.

Linnell Nobori

Much is not known about the life and profession of Linnell Nobori. Her life has been very private.

Her husband, on the other hand, grew up in Manhasset, Nassau County, Long Island. He was initially preparing for a career as a classical musician. As a 12-year-old child prodigy, he performed a piano recital at Carnegie Hall. Bessell played lacrosse in high school with future football star and actor Jim Brown.

Linnell Nobori’s husband after attending Georgetown University and the University of Colorado, Bessell decided to focus on acting. He studied with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse, studied dance and dramatic movement with Martha Graham and Louis Horst, was a member of a professional acting class under Meisner, and worked with Wynn Handman in another professional acting group.

Linnell Nobori’s husband’s best-known TV role was Donald Hollinger, Marlo Thomas’s boyfriend and fiancé on the hit series That Girl, which ran for five seasons from 1966–71.

When That Girl ended its run, he tried his hand at another sitcom, Me and the Chimp in which he played Mike Reynolds, a dentist who is persuaded by his children to take in a runaway chimpanzee.


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