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Overview (2)

Born in Bryan, Texas, USA
Birth NameLinda Jane Smith

Mini Bio (1)

Linda Ellerbee was born on August 15, 1944 in Bryan, Texas, USA as Linda Jane Smith. She is a producer and writer, known for Nick News with Linda Ellerbee (1991), Our World (1986) and When I Was a Girl (2001). She was previously married to John David Klein, Tom Ellerbee, Van Kenneth Veselka and Mac Smith.

Spouse (4)

Tom Ellerbee (30 June 1973 - 31 July 1975) (divorced)
Van Kenneth Veselka (7 March 1968 - 1971) (divorced) (2 children)
Mac Smith (1964 - 1966) (divorced)
John David Klein (? - 1983) (separated)

Trivia (2)

Her Nickelodeon TV "Nick News Special Edition: My Family is Different" logged some 100,000 e-mails and calls in protest about its gay-parenting content, before the show even aired 18 June 2002. The campaign was reportedly organized by the Traditional Values Coalition. Both Ellerbee and Rosie O'Donnell hosted the special.
Attended Lanier Junior High School in Houston, Texas. Another famous ex-student was Walter Cronkite.

Personal Quotes (5)

We call them Twinkies. You've seen them on television acting the news, modeling and fracturing the news while you wonder whether they've read the news - or if they've blow-dried their brains, too.
If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck?
On growth: I think laughter may be a form of courage. As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh, and I think we are never more brave than when we do that.
On time: How is it that so often...I get the feeling I've worked hard to learn something I already know, or knew, once.
On experience: If you don't want to get old, don't mellow.

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