Linda Porter was remembered tonight by the producers of NBCs Superstore with an end card reading “In Loving Memory” at the shows conclusion.
Porter died Sept. 25 at age 86 after a long battle with cancer. The character actress appeared in dozens of TV series and feature films, but was perhaps best known for her role as Myrtle in Superstore.
Porter most recently was seen in her recurring role as Cloud 9 employee Myrtle Vartanian in the May 16 Season 4 finale of Superstore. The fan favorite had recently been rehired as new manager Amys (America Ferrera) assistant after being laid off in Season 3, and then brought back as a customer-greeting hologram.
Since Season 1, Porter appeared in 35 episodes of the NBC comedy series, which is now in its fifth season. She had not filmed any Season 5 episodes before her death.
“Linda wasnt just hilarious, she was incredibly sweet, energetic and enthusiastic – working with her brightened everyones day,” Superstore executive produces/co-showrunners Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green said on behalf of the shows cast and crew. “Were lucky to have been a small part of her long career. The Superstore family wont be the same without her.”
Porter also recently recurred as Lady Slot-Addict in David Lynchs Twin Peaks revival for Showtime. Her numerous other TV credits included guest roles in Childrens Hospital, Togetherness, 2 Broke Girls, BunheRead More – Source