Linda Kaye Henning Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Pradhanya Rao
Feb 08, 2024 By Pradhanya Rao
Originally Published on Feb 16, 2023
Edited by Dolly Chhatwani
Linda Kaye Henning's net worth can be attributed to her success as an actress and singer.
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About Linda Kaye Henning

Linda Kaye Henning is known to be an American actress and singer.

Linda Henning was born in 1944 in Los Angeles, California. Linda Kaye Henning is the daughter of a famous TV producer, Paul Anthony Henning, and his wife, Ruth Henning.

Linda Kaye Henning has two siblings. Linda Kaye Henning made TV appearances, starred, and voiced in several TV shows and movies, including the most well-known 'Petticoat Junction', 'The Beverly Hillbillies', and 'Happy Days'. Her acting career lasted from 1963-2007. Linda Kaye Henning lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Leon Ashby Adams.

Linda Kaye Henning's net worth is pegged at around $1 million, thanks to her successful acting career that lasted over four decades.

Linda Kaye Henning Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Linda Kaye Henning’s net worth?

Linda Kaye Henning has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

How much does Linda Kaye Henning earn per year?

Linda Kaye Henning has not revealed her earnings per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Linda Kaye Henning?

Linda Kaye Henning is 5 ft 3 in (160 cm) tall.

How old is Linda Kaye Henning?

Linda Kaye Henning's age is 78 as of 2022 as she was born on September 16, 1944.

Childhood And Education

Linda Kaye Henning was born in 1944 in Los Angeles, California. Linda Kaye Henning is the daughter of a famous television producer, Paul Henning, and his wife, Ruth Henning. Linda Kaye Henning previously studied dance forms. Growing up, Linda had a tomboy personality and yet was shy. Her mother signed her up in The Peter Pan Players, a children's theater group, to allow her to overcome her shyness. She was into ballet, however, she turned to act as her profession eventually.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Linda Kaye Henning’s partner?

Linda Kaye Henning married Mike Minor in 1968. He had a crush on her since he appeared in 'Petticoat Junction' in the second season as Steve Elliott. They did not share any scenes and didn't know each other in the beginning. Initially, Mike's role, as planned by the producers, was to fall in love and marry the character Billie Jo, the older sister. However, Mike and Linda fell in love with the set. Thus, the producers decided to change their original idea and made Steve (Mike) and Betty (Linda) marry in the TV series, a year after which, they married in real life. They did not have children. They got divorced in 1973, the reason for which was not disclosed.

Linda Kaye Henning remarried Leon Ashby Adams in 1994. He studied physiology and was a research scientist for many years. He is also an actor who is known for 'The Doctors', 'Santa Barbara', and 'Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.'

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Linda Kaye Henning is best known for her work in the ’60s American television sitcom 'Petticoat Junction' as Betty Jo Bradley.

In The Peter Pan Players group, Linda Kaye Henning has performed in fairy tale plays like 'Cinderella,' 'Pinnochio,' and 'Snow White'. She stayed in the group in her teen years. She began her career in 1953. At the start of her acting career, she played roles in 'Rebel Without A Cause,' 'Bus Stop,' and 'Gidget.'

Linda Kaye Henning appeared as an uncredited dancer in the film 'Bye Bye Birdie' in 1963. In the same year, she starred as Betty Jo in 'Petticoat Junction'. Bea Benaderet saw her in one of the productions and suggested to Paul Henning, the creator of 'Petticoat Junction', that she would be idle for the TV series. She auditioned and got the role of the youngest sister, Betty Jo. The TV series ran for a period of seven years from 1963-1970. This TV series is the one Kaye Henning is recognized for. After seven years, the TV series was canceled.

Linda Kaye Henning has played the same role as Betty Jo Bradley in three shows which are- 'Petticoat Junction' (1963), 'The Beverly Hillbillies' (1962), and 'Green Acres' (1966). Even the TV series 'Petticoat Junction' was snipped off of 'The Beverly Hillbillies'. She provided the voice of Jethrine Bodine in 'The Beverly Hillbillies'.

Linda Kaye Henning then started appearing in TV and game shows and performed in stage plays and musicals. She was popular for 'The Hollywood Squares' and 'Happy Days'.

She is a member of the California Artists Radio Theatre (CART) repertory troupe. The theater was set up at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Linda Kaye Henning played a lead role in 'The Nurse Killer'. She played her last role in 'Sliders' in 1995, where she starred as Mrs. Mallory. After this, she ended her career as an actress. Though Kaye Henning has not been awarded, her role as Betty Jo in 'Petticoat Junction', 'The Beverly Hillbillies', and 'Green Acres' has been much appreciated in the acting world.

Charity Work

There is no information currently available related to Linda Kaye Henning's charity work. Her father and mother founded the Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area in Missouri.

Linda Kaye Henning’s Hobbies And Interests

Linda likes animals and climbing trees. She likes science, especially physiology. She has an interest in dancing.

Other Interesting Linda Kaye Henning Facts And Trivia

  • Linda's red hair is her trademark.
  • She is an actress who played in the TV series 'Petticoat Junction' for all seven years.
  • She has worked as a docent at the Los Angeles Zoo.
  • Her father requested she drop her surname once she was cast in 'Petticoat Junction' because he didn't want people accusing him of nepotism.
  • In the later episodes of the show, she used to sing in a trio with her television sisters and also sang duets with Mike Minor.
  • Mike Minor died of cancer at the age of 75 in 2016.
  • As Linda Kaye Henning was known as Linda Kaye in her early career, many reference books and online guides in the ’90s confused her credits with another Linda Kaye.
  • She and another actor were the only ones to star in both parts of 'Sliders' and 'Sliders: Pilot' in 1995, and 'Sliders: The Seer' in 2000.
  • While at UCLA, she studied with her television sister, Meredith MacRae.
  • Some of her musicals include 'Brigadoon', 'I Do! I Do!', 'Best Foot Forward', 'Applause', 'Born Yesterday', and 'Mary, Mary'.

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Linda Kaye Henning Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

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Place of Birth

Los Angele



160 cm

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Child Star?



University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

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Leon Ashby Adams


Paul Henning, Ruth Henning


Carol Alice Henning, Paul Anthony Henning
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Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Marketing and HR

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Pradhanya RaoBachelor of Commerce specializing in Marketing and HR

With a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Christ University, Bangalore, Pradhanya's passion for the English language and literature led her to explore the field of content writing, where she has gained extensive experience in writing, reviewing, editing, and fact-checking. She has also earned certifications in Google Ads Search, Google Ads Display, and Social Media Marketing, showcasing her proficiency in digital marketing.

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