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Linda Eder was born in Brainerd, Minnesota on February 3, 1961. She began her career as a night-club entertainer before gaining national fame on the popular show "Star Search." She was undefeated for twelve weeks running before leaving the show for a Broadway career. She met Frank Wildhorn who immediately fell in love with her and her incredible voice. He set about writing the musical "Jekyll and Hyde" with her in mind for the role of Lucy. Although the show did rather poorly, Linda was a sensation. Her pure tone broke listeners' hearts with laments like "No One Knows Who I am" and "Sympathy, Tenderness" and her unleashed power in torch songs like "Good 'n' Evil" and "A New Life" sent her immediately into league with other Broadway leading ladies like Barbara Streisand and Bernadette Peters. Her range stretches from a rich alto to an impressive array of ringing whistle tones. Her tone is pure, powerful, and full of emotion. Her voice and singing style have often been compared to that of Barbara Streisand, but Linda has always said that from childhood her biggest inspiration has been and continues to be Judy Garland. This veneration culminated in the making and release of her tribute album "By Myself: The Songs Of Judy Garland." Linda Eder remains one of the most powerful and talented performers alive. Recordings: * 1989 Linda Eder * 1994 And So Much More * 1997 It's Time * 1999 It's No Secret Anymore * 2002 Gold * 2003 Storybook * 2003 Broadway, My Way * 2005 By Myself: The Songs of Judy Garland * 2006 Barbra Streisand and Linda Eder * 2008 The Other Side of Me Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.