Katie Saylor

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Katie A. Saylor
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Born (1951-10-23)October 23, 1951
United States
Nationality American
Other names Katie Strassman
Occupation Actress
Known for Playing Lianna in The Fantastic Journey
Height 5 ft 2.5 in (159 cm)
Weight 97 lb (44 kg)

Katie Saylor (born October 23, 1951) is a former American actress. Adopted as a baby by fashion designer Larry Aldrich,[1] Saylor was born and raised in Connecticut and studied with the American Theater Wing/Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and at the Shelton Actors Lab in San Francisco. After beginning her acting career in off-Broadway theatre, Saylor relocated to Los Angeles in 1973 and worked primarily as a B movie actress prior to landing the female lead in the NBC-TV science fiction series The Fantastic Journey. The show began filming December 26, 1976, and premiered on February 3, 1977. Saylor's character Lianna, "daughter of an Atlantean father and an extraterrestrial mother", was introduced in the second episode. She appeared in all subsequent episodes through episode eight. She was absent from episode nine, the last broadcast in its original time slot before the series' cancellation. A tenth episode was broadcast June 16, 1977, but it did not include Saylor.

Saylor married attorney Harvey Strassman in November 1976. Strassman represented Noah Dietrich in Dietrich's lawsuit against his long-time employer Howard Hughes.[2][3] It has been alleged[who?] that Saylor died of cancer in 1991, but her father's 2001 obituary in The New York Times indicates that at the time, she was a surviving daughter.[4] Also, there are current reports that Harvey Strassman and Katie Strassman reside in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles.[5]


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  1. ^ Russell, John (2001-10-30). "Larry Aldrich, Who Founded Art Museum, Dies at 95". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  2. ^ The Press Courier May 8, 1977 p.25
  3. ^ "Page 25, Van Nuys Valley News, Tuesday, April 05, 1977". NewspaperARCHIVE.com. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  4. ^ "Larry Aldrich, Who Founded Art Museum, Dies at 95". New York Times. 2001-10-30. Retrieved 2015-04-03. 
  5. ^ "10803 Alta View Drive, Los Angeles-Cahuenga Pass, California 91604 | Los Angeles". Losangeles.blockshopper.com. 2011-01-12. Retrieved 2012-11-15.