Eric Linden was an American actor. He began his film career in 1931, appearing in over 30 movies, including a minor role in Gone with the Wind.
Eric Linden was born in New York City to Phillip Linden and Elvira Lundborg, both of Swedish descent. His father was a professional pianist and an actor on stage with the Theater Royal when he lived in Stockholm, Sweden.
When Eric was six, Phillip Linden deserted his family in New York City. To help support his family, he sold newspapers on Tenth Avenue. Linden participated in school plays at DeWitt Clinton High School. After graduation, he worked his way through Columbia University.
He starred in his debut in the 1931 RKO Radio Pictures crime film Are These Our Children?. Other films included Big City Blues, costarring with Joan Blondell, Ah, Wilderness!, The Voice of Bugle Ann, Old Hutch, opposite Wallace Beery, A Family Affair, the first Andy Hardy movie, and The Good Old Soak, again with Beery.