‘Hopscotch’ and ‘The Lethal Recreation’ Producer Was 95

Movie producer Edythe “Edie” Landau, recognized for Oscar-nominated Lengthy Day’s Journey Into Night time, Hopscotch and The Lethal Recreation, has died. She was 95. 

The truestarz has discovered that she died “peacefully” of pure causes at her residence in Century Metropolis on Dec. 24.

From the start, Landau was a pioneer for girls within the business. After graduating from Wilkes Faculty, she began her profession in New York Metropolis at Nationwide Telefilm Associates. The corporate was based by Ely Landau, who she later married. 

Ultimately, Landau grew to become government vice chairman of the corporate, the place she oversaw authentic programming, together with The Play of the WeekThe Mike Wallace PresentThe David Susskind Present and Open Finish

The Nationwide Telefilm Associates later expanded to tv and movement photos and went on to provide Lengthy Day’s Journey Into Night time and Oscar-nominated movies The Pawnbroker and King: A Filmed Document…Montgomery to Memphis. The latter movie was additionally added to the Nationwide Movie Registry in 1999. 

As soon as Landau launched The American Movie Theatre in 1973, she took a number of performs to the massive display screen, together with A Delicate Stability, The Iceman Cometh, The Homecoming and Oscar-nominated The Man within the Glass Sales space. She additionally produced a number of movies within the ’70s, together with Hopscotch, The Chosen and The Holcroft Covenant

As Landau continued to pave the way in which for girls interested by producing, she added cable tv productions to her listing of credit with Separate Tables, Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson and The Christmas Spouse

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All through her profession, she took on a number of different roles, together with as an equal rights advocate when she helped change restrictions that stopped girls from boarding all-male passenger planes in 1958. Then, after a long time of manufacturing movies and TV, she went to the College of West Los Angeles Faculty of Regulation and have become a member of the State Bar of California in 1982. She additionally later printed a number of items of poetry. 

Her son, Jon Landau, adopted in her footsteps and went on to provide Oscar-winning movies, together with Titanic and Avatar. He took to Instagram Tuesday to pay tribute to his mom, saying, “Edie, thanks for all you taught me, thanks for the life instance you at all times had been, and thanks for all of the love you bestowed on me. You’ll be in our hearts endlessly.”

Landau is survived by her youngsters Jon, Tina and Kathy, her stepson Les, and their households.



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