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TV Director Linda Day Dies

27 October 2009 7:01 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

Linda Day, one of the few female TV directors to find steady work in Hollywood in the 1980s, died Oct. 23 in Georgetown, Texas, after a battle with leukemia and breast cancer. She was 71.Day specialized in sitcoms, worked on shows including "Married ... With Children" (for which she did the pilot and continued for more than two years), "Archie Bunker's Place" (for which she received an Emmy nomination), "Kate & Allie," "Mad About You," "Who's the Boss?" "Baby Talk," "Gimme a Break!" "Clueless," and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch."The native of Los Angeles worked on more than 350 episodes and 50 series.In addition to her Emmy nom, Day received a Humanitas prize and was honored by the DGA for paving the way for women in television.Day is survived by her husband, L. Steve Varnum; her daughter, Heidi Gutman of New York; and her sister, Nancy Riley of Oceanside, Calif.– Nielsen Business Media »

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Dallas Director Day Dies

27 October 2009 5:11 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Dallas director Linda Day has died. She was 71.

Day, credited with helping women break into TV production, lost her battle with cancer on 23 October in Georgetown, Texas, according to Daily Variety.

Throughout a long career in Hollywood, she directed more than 350 episodes of small-screen hits including long-running soap opera Dallas, Married With Children, Mad About You, The Nanny and Who's The Boss?

She received an Emmy Award nomination for her work on Archie Bunker's Place and was recently honoured by the Directors Guild of America as a pioneer for women working in TV.

She is survived by her husband, L. Steve Varnum, a daughter and a sister. »

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