Linda Manz

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Linda Manz
Born (1961-08-20) August 20, 1961 (age 55)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1978–1999
Spouse(s) Bobby Guthrie (1985–present)

Linda Manz (born August 20, 1961) is a retired American actress, mainly active between 1978–85. She is best known for her roles in Days of Heaven (1978), Out of the Blue (1980) and Gummo (1997).


In 1976, at the age of 15, she was cast by Terrence Malick to play the young narrator in his second film Days of Heaven, which was released in 1978. Manz's part was initially smaller than planned, however Malick was so impressed by her that he invited her to provide the narration of the film, which appeared in the final cut. Manz then appeared in the 1979 film The Wanderers, directed by Philip Kaufman, and played the lead in the Dennis Hopper film Out of the Blue. She appeared in a small role as a robber girl in the Faerie Tale Theatre episode "The Snow Queen".

Her only remaining roles were a spot in the 1979 TV movie Orphan Train as Sarah, one of many orphans relocated from eastern orphanages to farms in the West and Midwest in the late 1800s/early 1900s, a handful in the late 1990s, including a small role in David Fincher's movie The Game, and a larger one in Harmony Korine's Gummo in 1997, playing the mother of one of the main characters.

Personal life[edit]

In 1985, Manz married camera operator Bobby Guthrie. The couple has three children.

Selected filmography[edit]


  • Dorothy (1979) — Frankie (4 episodes; "The Bookworm Turns"), ("Hard Hearted Hamlet"), ("Lies and Whisper"), ("Give My Regrets to Broadway")
  • Faerie Tale Theatre (1982) — Robber Girl ("The Snow Queen")

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